Bentley: Plymouth victory a big win for us

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley with assistant manager Ken McKenna.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley with assistant manager Ken McKenna.
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Jim Bentley was pleased to see his side come out on the right side of a tight game with Plymouth Argyle.

Morecambe were 2-1 winners at the Globe Arena on Saturday thanks to Jamie Devitt’s late goal.

And having come out on the wrong end of countless even games last season Bentley was delighted to see his side take all three points and move up to second in League 2.

He said: “It was a tough game for us.

“I mentioned a few times last year about a fine dividing line and there wasn’t much between the two sides but thankfully we got that all important second goal towards the end.

“It’s very pleasing and it’s a big win for us.”

After an entertaining first period the game tailed off a little in the second period, but Bentley gave his side credit as they kept asking questions of John Sheridan’s side who had won their previous two.

He said: “In the first half both sides went for it and there was some good football played.

“I’m a bit concerned about the amount of opportunities we gave them to get the ball in the box from set plays because they had that height advantage over us.

“But we scored a good goal from a well-worked free-kick routine ourselves which was pleasing.

“I thought the scoreline was about right at half-time and we tried to tighten a few things up but we went out in the second half and it was a bit lacklustre.

“Both sets of fans quietened down, the action on the pitch wasn’t great but we both made substitutions for the right reasons and tried to inject a bit of enthusiasm into the game.

“We kept plugging away and Kev mis-hit his shot but thankfully Jamie Devitt was in the right place at the right time to put it away.”