Morecambe named Johnstone’s Paint Trophy team of the round

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley with the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Team of the Round award after their win over Walsall.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley with the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Team of the Round award after their win over Walsall.

Morecambe have been named the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy team of round after claiming the scalp of last season’s finalists Walsall.

Second-half strikes from Jamie Devitt and Tom Barkuizen helped The Shrimps clinch the prize and set up a second round tie with Bury on Tuesday night.

As well as a trophy Morecambe were also given a donation of Johnstone’s Paint which has been given to the Community Sports team at the Globe Arena.

Boss Jim Bentley said: “We know what a good side Walsall are but the lads were very disciplined and to get a clean sheet out of the game made it all the more pleasing.

“Hopefully we can use that result and performance to have a really strong run in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy this season.”

Morecambe were shortlisted for the prize along with League 2 rivals Northampton Town and Plymouth Argyle.