Coleman fumes at 'abysmal' Dale

John Coleman described Rochdale's performance as "abysmal" after Morecambe recorded a 1-0 away win in the FA Cup first-round replay.

Last Updated: 14/11/12 at 12:11

Coleman: Less than impressed

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Gary McDonald's close-range finish on the stroke of half-time earned the Shrimps their victory, their second of the season at Spotland, following a 2-1 win in October.

Coleman's side have now won just two of their last nine games in all competitions, leaving the Dale boss furious.

He said: "Morecambe deserved to go through because we were absolutely abysmal and we got what we deserved.

"The fans have paid their hard-earned money to watch the game and they deserved a better performance than that.

"We had three or four players who performed on the night and six or seven players who didn't. You cannot carry that many players."

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