Bentley rocket fires Morecambe to Newport win

Jim Bentley hugs Kevin Ellison after the striker helped inspire Morecambe's come-from-behind win against Newport.
Jim Bentley hugs Kevin Ellison after the striker helped inspire Morecambe's come-from-behind win against Newport.
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Jim Bentley revealed how a half-time rocket fired his side to a come-from-behind win over Newport County.

The Shrimps went into the interval 2-0 down after two goals in three minutes just before the half hour from Adam Chapman and Aaron O’Connor.

But Bentley introduced Jamie Devitt and Paul Mullin at half-time as his side produced a remarkable comeback with Kevin Ellison scoring twice and Mullin heading home a first Football League goal to secure an unlikely win.

The Shrimps boss said: “We were very poor in the first half.

“I don’t want to be going through the season as England’s comeback kings again but credit where credit’s due.

“There were a few stern words and a couple of changes at half-time and then we went about our jobs in the manner we know we can do and we’ve run out winners in the end.

“It was a fantastic game of two halves. We all know in Morecambe if someone puts that wind machine on down at the prom it can have an affect on the game.

“They won the toss and turned us round and took the wind and they played the conditions superbly. They got all over us, played the set plays and had a height and power advantage.

“I expect a little bit more desire if things aren’t going our way. We showed a bit of a weak underbelly if I’m perfectly honest and I don’t like to see that in the side.

“I asked a few questions of them at half-time, made a couple of changes and changed our shape and the players gave me what I wanted.

“We’ve been playing some good stuff and we look a good side but if they’re not giving me what I want then I’ll tell them in no uncertain terms.”