Morecambe boss Jim Bentley admitted his side ‘got out of jail’ after Jack Redshaw’s late equaliser saw them snatch a late point against York.
The Shrimps boss saw Redshaw change the game from the bench with his 94th-minute leveller cancelling out Michael Coulson’s goal that had given the Minstermen a deserved lead with a quarter of an hour to play.
Bentley said: “I think we’re better than that.
“We’ve done one or two things differently over the last few days and whether that’s had an affect or not I don’t know.
“We’ve put a lot of hard work into the fantastic win at Burton then we had them in Sunday, Monday and we’ve had them in early today because of the gales.
“They’ve been in six days on the spin and had a pre-match meal today which we don’t usually do, whether that’s an affect I don’t know.
“But we weren’t good enough and we can’t paper over the cracks.
“People say never change a winning side and it was a great win on Saturday but we did look jaded tonight.
“We got out of jail really.”
Bentley did reserve praise however for the Shrimp’s late saviour and on-loan Blackpool man Tom Barkhuizen who set up the goal on his home debut.
He said: “It was a well-worked goal.
“Tom Barkhuizen made a great run at the heart of the defence and slipped in little Jack who finished it great.
“He looked sharp to be fair when he came on but overall it’s a disappointing performance.
“We take a point, it happens in football.
“Sometimes you play great and get beaten but tonight we haven’t played well enough and got a point.”