Manager Darren Ferguson was delighted with his side’s performance despite ending up on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline against Plymouth Argyle.
Rovers persistently harassed throughout the first half but could not find a way past Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick who pulled off numerous saves to keep the scores level, before Sonny Bradley’s header won the game for the visitors.
“We absolutely annihilated them, the team in second and we should have won by three or four that’s a simple stat but it’s about winning and it’s as simple as that,” said Ferguson
“We dominated the game, we knew we would dominate possession and I felt we were very good, but unlike us we couldn’t convert any of the four incredible chances that we had in the first half but credit to Luke McCormick because he kept his side in the game.
“I am delighted with my players, it was a very good performance and all the stuff we worked on in training they carried out but sometimes it’s better to be a lucky team than a good one.”
Rovers still lead the way in Sky Bet League Two and could secure promotion in their next game against Grimsby, if Ferguson’s men can secure all three points and Stevenage fail to beat Barnet.
“The motivation is obviously to go on and win the league, and make sure that Plymouth don’t that is the motivation for the rest of the season,” added Ferguson.
“Do I have to pick the players up? I don’t think too much as I think they played really well, and that is important, not as important as the result but they know that they have played well too.
“We go to Grimsby next and we have sold out our allocation, the fans were great once and the one thing we have always done well is react to a defeat."