Shrimps aim to build on Dagenham victory

Kevin Ellison on the attack for Morecambe at Dagenham.
Kevin Ellison on the attack for Morecambe at Dagenham.
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley said his side must look to build on the confidence gained from their dramatic win at Dagenham at the weekend as they make the journey to York on Saturday.

It is the first time the Shrimps have made the trip across the Pennines since their first leg Conference play-off draw and he wants his team to show the same commitment that was shown on that night when Morecambe held on for a battling 0-0 draw on their road to Wembley in 2007.

Bentley said: “That was a tough night as York played well but we defended brilliantly.

“Every member of the team gave their all to get something from that game and that is what we will be looking for again on Saturday.

“I have always said that we have a squad that has a lot of character and they showed that on Saturday at Dagenham to come from a goal down for the second time in a couple of weeks.

“York have drawn a lot of games this season and that tells me that they are a very solid team who are hard to beat.

“They have done well since being promoted and we know full well that we have another difficult game ahead of us but we can certainly take confidence from last Saturday.”

Bentley admitted that the importance of the Dagenham win could not be underestimated.

He said: “At 1-0 down with 10 minutes to go I think we were only four points off the bottom two but by the end of the game we were eight points away from the relegation places and that shows just how important every single point gained is going to be.”