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Content Moore puts points above display

19 September 2012

Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore insisted it was his side's ability to win ugly which pleased him most after Rovers consolidated top spot in League One by brushing aside struggling Bury 3-0.

Two penalties from Andy Robinson - taking his goal tally for the season to six - plus a Jake Cassidy strike did the damage for Moore's men as they continued their unbeaten start.

Moore acknowledged his side had not been at their best against Bury - a fact that actually left him purring with delight at the final result.

"We have won the game without playing particularly well and that is the pleasing thing for us," said Moore. "We weren't particularly good on Saturday either but we ground out the result and I think it was a similar story here.

"We didn't really get going or move the ball as well as I know we can but I can't grumble. We have scored two stonewall penalties and we aren't conceding many either so things are going well.

"Andy Robinson is very cool and hopefully he will carry on taking the penalties because he is the ideal man. We will definitely get penalties because we have so much pace in the side and that will cause teams problems."

Defeat leaves Bury rock bottom of the League One table without a win to their name and caretaker boss Peter Shirtliff bemoaned his side's lack of cutting edge.

"I don't think the scoreline does justice to our effort but we can't concede goals like that," he said. "We gave away two clear penalties and put in a useless bit of defending for their third goal.

"We started where we left off with good possession, good control and no problems but with one hoof up the pitch they get another penalty and we are two-nil down from nothing.

"We need to start scoring when we are on top. We have put in some good performances but we need that cutting edge and we need it quickly. We are lacking a bit of confidence and a bit of belief. We need to show more devilment in the opponents' area and we need to make things happen."

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