Bentley: Chesterfield win will go down in history

Jim Bentley celebrates the dramatic comeback at the Globe Arena.
Jim Bentley celebrates the dramatic comeback at the Globe Arena.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley hailed his side’s dramatic come-from-behind win against League 2 leaders Chesterfield as “unbelievable”.

The Shrimps came from 3-0 down at half-time to win 4-3 thanks to Padraig Amond’s header five minutes from time - extending their unbeaten run to seven games.

Bentley said: “What can I say?

“I’m in a little bit of a daze to be honest, days like today are why we all love football and want to be involved in it.

“It will go down in the history books. It’s just pleasing and I’m as proud as punch of my players tonight.

“To come back from three goals down is unbelievable.”

For a manager who has a sign in his office that reads “never too high, never too low”, Bentley admitted it would hard to play down his side’s remarkable victory.

He said: “It’s very hard to keep your feet on the ground after a game like that.

“It’s not just any old team, it’s top of the league.

“They’re a fantastic side and the grit we showed to get the win was absolutely outstanding.

“I’m pleased for everyone, not just the backroom staff, the players and the fans but the people of the town because people will be talking about this up and down the country.”

The Shrimps boss praised his side’s team spirit to comeback after what had been a dismal first-half performance.

He said: “In the first half we contributed to our own downfall with just sloppy little errors and Paz (Andy Parrish) has made a mistake which is unlike him. He’s one of our most reliable defenders.

“But I go on about team spirit, never-say-die attitude and togetherness and that’s what we’ve got and it gets you results.

“We came in at half time and the main thing was not to concede another one and give ourselves a chance.

“We scored at a key time to get it back to 3-1 and you could just sense in the crowd we’d got the momentum.

“After the second we were right back in it and we’d got every chance and it’s a fantastic header from Podge to win the game.

“Everyone here today has got to be mightily proud of what they’ve done, it was a fantastic effort, we’ve come away winners and the unbeaten run continues.”