Moore to come from leaders

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TRANMERE Rovers manager Ronnie Moore is calling on his players to show more composure in the final third after their 1-1 draw at Stevenage.

With 12 minutes remaining, Jake Cassidy, on loan from Wolves, grabbed his 11th goal of the season to put the league leaders one nil up at Broadhall Way.

But Rovers were denied maximum points when Greg Tansey drilled home from the edge of the area in the 92nd minute.

Moore, the former Rotherham United chief, said: “I’ve got nothing but praise for our lads, they were brilliant. When you consider Stevenage are a big, strong side, we’ve not given them a kick.

“We’ve footballed them to death, we just haven’t been ruthless enough in and around the area, that’s the only thing that was missing for me. I’m not going to rant and rave. We’re gutted because it’s happened once or twice too often.

“Our goal was a fantastic move, but I thought we did that nearly all day. I just felt that the final ball in the box wasn’t quite there. That’s the only criticism I have.

“I’m just gutted that we’re not going away with the three points, it would have been a fantastic win because I thought we were streets ahead of them.”

MK Dons moved up to second after thrashing Colchester United. Luke Chadwick scored twice as the Dons thrashed 10-man Colchester 5-1 - their fifth win in six games. Shaun Williams, Jon Otsemobor and substitute Ryan Lowe were also on the scoresheet, with Ian Henderson grabbing a 63rd-minute consolation for the U’s before they had substitute Gavin Massey sent off four minutes later.

Notts County climbed into the final play-off spot thanks to a 1-0 home win over promotion rivals Swindon, Alan Judge’s fine solo effort just before the half-hour mark proving decisive.

Bottom-of-the-table Hartlepool picked up their first point under new manager John Hughes in a 1-1 draw at Walsall. Evan Horwood’s first-half penalty put the visitors ahead at Banks’s Stadium but they were pegged back soon after the interval by Dean Holden’s equaliser.

Shrewsbury also remained in the drop zone after a 1-0 defeat at Oldham, Jonathan Grounds’ early goal separating the sides at Boundary Park.