Adams is frus­trated at Rovers dis­ci­pline

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Robert Do­man

TRAN­MERE manager Micky Adams says his wounded li­ons need to go on the attack af­ter two quick-fire goals from Carlisle's Char­lie Wyke hit them where it hurts.

Wyke struck twice within the space of four min­utes to en­sure United leapfrogged their op­po­nents in the League ta­ble de­spite hav­ing Kyle Dempsey sent off.

And Adams cursed his side's fail­ure to heed Carlisle's early warn­ing sig­nals, while Cum­bri­ans boss Keith Curle lauded United's brav­ery af­ter steal­ing in for the kill.

“We are dis­ap­pointed,” Adams said.

“We didn't re­ally test their goal­keeper enough and we are un­happy about what we pro­duced go­ing for­ward.

“We started well and got on the front foot but then Carlisle got into the game.

“They gave us a few warn­ings but we didn't heed them and they turned us around.

“Per­for­mance and ef­fort-wise I have lit­tle to com­plain about but games are won and lost by small mar­gins.

“De­fen­sively Carlisle were spot on.We didn't do enough to break them down.

“De­feat hurts but we have to turn up at New­port on Tues­day night like wounded an­i­mals and have a real good go.”

United keeper Mark Gille­spie was alert to tip Rory Donnelly's curl­ing ef­fort over the bar on 15 min­utes.

Owain Fon Wil­liams then made a smart one- handed stop to deny Antony Sweeney at the other end.

And he was forced into ac­tion again when Steven Rigg ar­rowed a header to­wards the top cor­ner from Danny Grainger's cross.

Gille­spie turned Jen­ni­son Myrie-Wil­liams 29th minute strike around the foot of the Carlisle post and Lee Molyneux saw his shot saved from an iden­ti­cal po­si­tion when his free-kick tested Gillep­sie just be­fore half­time. Power sent a shot wide soon af­ter the sec­ond half be­gan but it was Carlisle who went in front when Wyke ush­ered the ball in­side Danny Holmes - curl­ing it be­yond Fon Wil­liams and in­side the far post on 65 min­utes. And Wyke dou­bled the Cum­bri­ans' lead 69 min­utes in when he slid in to take ad­van­tage of some lack­lus­tre Rovers de­fend­ing be­fore Kyle Dempsey saw red as ten­sions spilled over in in­jury-time.

Curle said: “We knew what to ex­pect and we made sure the play­ers were pre­pared for con­fronta­tion all over the park.

“The play­ers did their jobs in­di­vid­u­ally and they got their re­ward as a team.We had to com­bat what Tran­mere threw at us and we were pre­pared for a battle.

“We showed will­ing­ness and ap­pli­ca­tion.”

STAR MAN CHARL

IE WYKE Carlisle

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