Tranmere Rovers didn't make the most of chances against Mansfield Town - Ian Dawes

Rovers assistant manager says ‘fine margins’ the difference in League Two...

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 7:51 pm
Stephen Quinn equalised. Picture: Andrew Roe/AHPIX LTD

Tranmere Rovers assistant manager Ian Dawes believes his side should have made the most of their chances as they drew with Mansfield Town.

Stephen Quinn's volley cancelled out Kaiyne Woolery’s opener at Prenton Park today.

"The difference between winning the game and drawing the game was that second goal," Dawes told Rovers' YouTube channel.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

"You know in football when you have the opportunity to score that second goal and kill the game, if you don't take then it gives the opposition that bit of hope, can they score out of nothing? I thought they did really.

"We've dealt with the cross well and the lad's scored a volley outside the box - but it's a fantastic goal from their point of view and there's not much we can do to stop it.

"That wasn't the problem, the goal wasn't the problem, it was we didn't score the second.

"I've been watching games and there's nothing in games. Fine margins, but the teams who take their opportunities win games."

The Stags may be looking to secure safety while Rovers sit third in the League Two table, but Dawes believes the two sides are closer than the table suggests.

He added: "We played Mansfield today and what you can't forget is they're a good side.

"They're in the position they're in because they've drawn a lot of games, not lost a lot of games.

"I think that’s their 17th draw today, so I'm sure if they'd turned a few of those draws into wins they'd be pushing for play-offs themselves."

MORE STAGS: Tranmere 1 Mansfield 1 - report