Morecambe boss Jim Bentley pulled no punches after his side’s 4-2 defeat to Northampton on Saturday.
The Shrimps were well below par as The Cobblers ended Bentley men’s run of four straight wins.
He said: “I didn’t see it coming.
“We were going well before today but I got let down a bit I think.
“We played some good stuff in the first 30 minutes but I think some of the people who have been solid and reliable had a bad day at the office today and it’s not like them.
“Quite a lot of our players dipped and I don’t think many people came out with much credit today.
“I’ve just said to the lads I can accept getting beaten but it’s the manner that we got beaten.
“There was a lack of urgency, we felt sorry for ourselves all over the park.
“The fourth goal was a real killer but even when we got back to 4-2 and there’s four minutes plus four or five minutes of stoppages you’re thinking come on, there’s eight or nine minutes here let’s have a go.
“But it was almost as if we knew we weren’t going to get anything and we couldn’t wait for the final whistle.
“On another day they could have scored seven or eight. We’ve got what we’ve deserved and that’s nothing.”
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