Bentley fumes at ‘shocking goals’ conceded

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley.
Morecambe manager Jim Bentley.
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley blasted his side’s ill discipline after they suffered a poor defeat at struggling Plymouth on Saturday.

The Shrimps conceded two sloppy goals in the first 15 minutes of the game and they could not haul back the deficit despite dominating the rest of the game against a poor Plymouth side who sealed a double over Morecambe with a {2-1 win.

Bentley said: “I said before the Dagenham game that I wanted at least four points from the next two games and after doing the business in midweek I said I didn’t expect us to lose this game.

“But we gave away two shocking goals through ill discipline and gave ourselves a mountain to climb. We were too open for my liking and I had to change it again early in the game as our ill discipline proved costly.

“After that we bossed the game and on another day could have had a hatful of goals but we missed some great chances and we were made to pay in a game that we did not want to lose.”

The main positive for Bentley was the performance of newcomer Ryan Williams who scored a superb goal and laid on a late golden chance for Jack Redshaw which the striker unfortunately wasted.

Bentley said: “Ryan have us a huge lift when he came on, testing their keeper from a free kick and scoring an absolutely world-class goal.

“I am delighted that he has finally been able to join us and I am sure we will see more of him over the coming months.”