Boss says ‘I can’t ask for much Moore’
DARREN MOORE believes Doncaster’s win over Lincoln was as close to a complete performance as his side have delivered this season.
Ben Whiteman’s volley decided a tightly contested game in the home side’s favour and Moore said: “It was probably the best we have been.
“The opposition that we played against and from a mental and physical point of view, the duration that we had to stay concentrated in the game because of the questions that they asked... that was as close to a 90-minute performance as we’ve had.
“They changed their shape in the second half and we had to adjust to that. It was a tactical game between two very similar teams. I knew it was going to be a tight game and I don’t think that there was anything between the two teams.
“It was a great goal to win the game, a great move and it needed to be something special because Lincoln possess a strong defensive core.
“In terms of football played at this level, I was pleased with the work that we did off the ball.
“Lincoln are leading the way for a reason – they play effective football. We knew we needed to be at our best and we were.” Imps boss Michael Appleton, whose side were knocked off the top of the table, admitted: “I thought we were second best. We were almost like the nearly men.
“We’ve been playing ever so well of late but I thought they were quicker and sharper to second balls in the right areas.
“It was a fantastic strike for their goal but the build- up and the way it came about should have been better from us.
“It might have been a game too far for us but I hope not because we have got another big game on Tuesday.
“We just looked slightly below what we have been this season.”