Adams is up­set by waste­ful Power

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Matt Bam­sey

MICKY Adams’ Tran­mere stretched their un­beaten run to five games, but it still didn’t stop the manager from blast­ing spot-kick vil­lain Max Power.

Jen­ni­son MyrieWil­liams put Rovers in front with a header from an im­prob­a­ble an­gle be­fore Alex Ni­cholls fired in the equaliser.

Rory Donnelly then put the vis­i­tors back in front on 50 min­utes with his third goal in three games.

Power had a chance to seal the out­come but tried a cheeky dink from the penalty spot and was left red-faced as Christy Pym caught the ball.

But Rovers held on to make it 18 points from the last nine games.

And while Adams in­sists his team are look­ing up the ta­ble af­ter climb­ing to 17th, he told Power to learn lessons from his penalty calamity.

He said:“I didn’t want to come here and let the play­ers think a draw would be a good re­sult for us. I wanted to come here and be pos­i­tive.

“I was a bit dis­ap­pointed with our ball re­ten­tion in the first half but we got to grips with their shape in the sec­ond half and could have won the game more com­fort­ably.

“Max is a lucky boy. I don’t think that is the right place at the right time to be do­ing that. We are scrap­ping for our lives at the bot­tom and he has done that once too of­ten now.”

Lee Molyneux wasted a chance to fire a third- minute opener when he scuffed a re­bound wide af­ter Pym saved from Kay­ode Ode­jayi.

Tran­mere forced the break­through against the run of play af­ter MyrieWil­liams headed Molyneux’s cross through Pym’s legs from an an­gle.

Ni­cholls lev­elled with a free-kick that curled around the wall.

But Donnelly pun­ished some slack de­fend­ing when he took Ode­jayi’s pass and planted the ball past Pym.

Power was al­most made to pay for his penalty howler when Liam Ser­combe rat­tled the cross­bar with a vol­ley and Tom Ni­chols’ stop­page time header was headed off the line by Liam Ride­halgh.

Ex­eter boss Paul Tis­dale be­lieves his side were un­for­tu­nate to have suf­fered their third straight home de­feat.

He said:“It was a re­ally good per­for­mance but the wrong re­sult.

“I am not wor­ried about the way we are play­ing, but I am wor­ried about us not get­ting re­sults and the gap be­tween us and the play­offs widen­ing be­cause we want to be in those play­offs.

“There are things we could have done bet­ter and things we can im­prove on, but as a whole – and with four play­ers out that would prob­a­bly have started – I thought the team played quite well.”

STAR MAN LEE MOLYN

EUX Tranme

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