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Morecambe manager Jim Bentley: “I’m proud of the players”

24 August 2015

Jim Bentley says that he is proud of his Morecambe side, despite seeing them let a three-goal advantage slip at Fratton Park against Portsmouth.

The Shrimps had taken a healthy lead in the first half with goals from Tom Barkhuizen, Alan Goodall and Andy Fleming.

However, Pompey staged a comeback, with two Gary Roberts strikes and a last-minute Jayden Stockley effort stopping the visitors from claiming all three points.

It was a blow for Bentley’s men, but the 39-year-old boss was still pleased with their display.

“Coming into the game a lot of people wouldn't have given us a chance of getting anything, but in the end we’re gutted we haven’t got the three points,” he told Morecambe’s official site.

“The performance [in the] first half was absolutely brilliant. Five or six wouldn’t have flattered us.

“We knew we could hurt them and we scored three good goals which was really pleasing.

“But what a fantastic game it was. I’m proud of the players. I just feel sorry for them and the fans that we aren’t going back with three points.”

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