Tranmere Rovers impressive winning streak came to an end at North-West rivals Oldham Athletic last night.
A Callum Lang brace meant Rovers could not extend their run of seven straight victories and missed the chance to move up to fourth place in League Two.
Backed by over 2300 fans, Tranmere never recovered from falling behind in the seventh minute when Lang netted after a clever individual run. Despite exerting pressure on the Oldham goal in the second half, they went two down against the run of play when Lang completed his double with half an hour to play.
The defeat was Rovers first in ten games; Scintillating form which has seen them rise from the playoff fringes to serious automatic promotion contenders in what has been an excellent first season back in the EFL after their promotion from the National League.
News of the disappointing result was generally greeted with perspective by supporters, many just happy to be in the promotion mix in their first season back in League Two. Here is a selection of their responses on Twitter.
— Dave p (@dp1414) April 2, 2019
It's only a puncture on the tyre of the promotion bus, change the wheel and drive on. The rovers promotion route is always the hardest route. We can do this.
— cowshedfred (@tranmereviking) April 2, 2019
That was awful, but may be a good thing with regards a reality check, which was needed!
— Philip Adderley (@Adders100) April 2, 2019
Well as Bury got beat at home 0-3 we haven't lost any ground on 3rd place so not sure why all the negative comments. it was our game in hand after all. Oh ye of little faith lets be positive ??
— George Girven ?? (@WirralBikers) April 2, 2019
— John Hughes (@Johnhughes3006) April 2, 2019
Unlucky lads 1 game too far! We’ve been on a helluva run we’re right in the playoffs mix so can’t get too down we’ve got a tough month ahead so let’s see how far we can go, chins up! ? SWA
— Mark R (@thebagwell85) April 2, 2019
Gutted! Wasn’t our night! New the run would have to end at some point! Now let’s go and make sure we secure promotion
— Andy Williams (@andytrfcwillo) April 2, 2019
Unfortunate loss tonight, but still in the running, just need to reset and go again on Saturday.
— james parker (@james_st_elmo1) April 2, 2019
We carry on. Couldn't fault the effort. We're with you all the way lads…
— Teddybloat (@Teddybloat1) April 2, 2019
2nd half better. Heads up, we go again Saturday
— AdrianB (@AdrianB95842261) April 2, 2019