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Moore beaming after another win

7 October 2012

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore enjoyed a "great team performance" after his table-toppers beat Notts County 1-0.

A 22nd-minute goal by substitute Joe Thompson, who had replaced the injured Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro early on, sealed the win for Rovers.

Moore said: "We battered them really, especially on the counter attack. On another day we could have had three or four. If you're going to win a game that is how to do it.

"We've been compact - they couldn't get through us, so they started lumping it and the back four have won everything that's gone in there. I can't remember our keeper making a save which shows how well we've played."

On current form it looks as though Tranmere may be in with a real shot of promotion.

Moore said: "No-one can argue that we don't deserve to be top of the league because we've been fantastic. It is only 12 games in so we've got a long way to go and next week we've got another hard game so it's just a matter of coming out and performing like we did here.

"If we're not careful we might do something this season - I don't want to mention it but 50 points is what we want. We normally get 50 points by about April but the sooner we get it then we can have a sit down and think about it."

County boss Keith Curle refused to be too downcast and felt his side should have been playing 10 men in the second half after a poor challenge by Tranmere's Ash Taylor on his keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

He said: "You look at the challenge and ask is it reckless, was it trying to endanger an opponent? I think it ticks those boxes, although I'm not going to go on about refereeing decisions. "We've had a look at the team at the top of the table and Stevenage in second and the pleasing thing is there is not a lot of distance between us.

"The goal was poor - you've got to learn to defend your area with more aggression and more passion and you've got to do more to stop balls going into your box as things do happen inside penalty areas. We didn't create enough which is the disappointment from our point of view even if our ball retention was good. We didn't have that cutting edge."

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