With County having wasted gilt-edged
opportunities early in the match, Jonathan Coates' total lack of awareness in failing to close down scorer David Ray was a bitter pill to swallow.
A first-half wonder goal from Jermaine Defoe settled the match at White Hart Lane and Bruce, who watched his team miss two gilt-edged
chances to equalise late in the match, said: 'Goals have been our Achilles heel for the two years we've been in the Premiership.
The home side were outplayed in the main by a far more creative Tranmere team but Aldridge's side were left to rue three gilt-edged
But Connacht will be kicking themselves for letting the chance of a rare away victory slip from their grasp as they squandered three gilt-edged
chances of tries in the opening half.
Bournemouth attacked from the first whistle and Michael Rankine missed a gilt-edged
header from Jason Pearce's cross after eight minutes.
45 GOODWOOD - APPETINA (76) should take advantage of a gilt-edged
Hamilton had a gilt-edged
opportunity in stoppage time but fired over from six yards.
Chelmsford's goal came from a mistake between County's front men and midfield but there were no such misunderstandings in the second half, only some gilt-edged
chances going begging for Tim Harris's team.
The former Walsall star fluffed two gilt-edged
chances before being sent off for a clash with defender Richard Duffy.
Lacklustre Brentford had just one gilt-edged
chance when Jay Tabb fired a shot straight at goalkeeper Alan Blayney.
However, Leicester striker Les Ferdinand missed a gilt-edged
chance to inflict further misery on Gordon Strachan's men.
But Robbie Duncanson and Mark Holmes contrived to miss gilt-edged
chances to equalise while Craig McHattie saw his 35-yard scorcher saved by Nairn keeper Mike Rae.