Bentley: We had chances to take all three points at Stevenage

Jim Bentley and Ken McKenna.
Jim Bentley and Ken McKenna.
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Jim Bentley felt his side were worthy of all three points at Stevenage on Saturday.

Padraig Amond’s late goal handed the Shrimps a share of the spoils in the 1-1 draw at the Lamex Stadium but Morecambe had enough chances to take more from the game.

Bentley however was proud of his patched up side with the starting 11 virtually picking itself according to the Shrimps boss.

He said: “It’s a difficult place to come and we’re a little bit walking wounded at the moment.

“We’re down to the bar bones at the moment and I’m proud of the lads today.

“We’ve had an iffy spell recently but they’ve given it everything.

“We should have been comfortably ahead at half-time, we had some good chances, but then we conceded what if I’m honest, was a clear penalty.

“You’re thinking ‘here we go again’ because in a game we should have been leading we found ourselves 1-0 down.

“But we created chances and thankfully Padraig Amond has popped up with an equaliser.

“It was probably the hardest chance he had out of three or four today. He could have had a hat-trick but thankfully he got that one and we got a point.

“We certainly deserved it and in my opinion it should have been three.

“But credit where credit’s due, the team virtually picked itself and it was a real challenge.”