Adams is frustrated at Rovers discipline
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.”
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