Bromley 0-1 Tranmere: Vaughan shock at rare goal

Lee Vaughan admits he had no idea how to celebrate his rare goal for Tranmere as they beat Bromley on Saturday.

105 games had passed since the defender last found the back of the net in April 2013.

Indeed, Rovers fans probably held their breath when he popped up in the box in the 55th minute at Hayes Lane.

But they need not have worried as he duly found the far side of the net, finishing with ease where his teammates have missed this season.

And Vaughan exclaimed: “It’s rare! I don’t think I knew what to do!

“It’s brilliant, but the main thing is we got the three points.

“I think we deserved it. It was a display which shows our quality.

“Second half, we had our backs to the wall, but I think it’s the perfect performance. You’ve seen the best of us.

“We said after the Barrow game ‘let’s hope we can kick on.’

“I think we have today. That’s back to back wins and that’s only a good thing.

“We’ve given ourselves a bit to do as we’re outside the play-offs, but we’re all up for the fight as you’ve seen today.”

The result means Tranmere have won three away games on the spin for the first time since November 2012.

Victories over Macclesfield, Barrow and now Bromley have seen the club surge up the table and to within touching distance of the play-offs.

Plenty of teams above them do have games in hand, but manager Gary Brabin believes that promotion battle is growing ever fiercer.

“We’ve never lost any confidence,” he said.

“There’s a real belief in the squad. I see us getting stronger both in terms of personnel and performance.

“If we can back it up like we have done in the last few weeks then we’ll see where it takes us.

“But we always wanted to be in and around the pack, and we’re on course for that.

“That was always the aim – it was what we set out to do at the start of the season.

“We’ve got no divine right to win this league. We’ve got a fantastic history but we are where we are.

“We’ve got to fight with everyone else to get back where we belong.

“We’re back amongst the pack now but we’re not getting too carried away with what’s around us and the what ifs.

“We just need to concentrate on ourselves.”

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