Honest Bentley holds hands up

Jim Bentley felt his Morecambe side were beaten by the better team on the day as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Rochdale.

Last Updated: 16/11/13 at 20:59

Jim Bentley: Has no complaints

Jim Bentley: Has no complaints

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Jim Bentley felt his Morecambe side were beaten by the better team on the day as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to promotion rivals Rochdale.

Mark Hughes' own goal and a strike from Scott Hogan put Keith Hill's Dale in command before the Shrimps hit back courtesy of Padraig Amond's well-taken effort a minute from time.

But it proved too little, too late for Bentley's side, who suffered a third defeat in four league games and slipped down to eighth in the League Two table.

He said: "I wanted a response after losing in the FA Cup last week and I think I got that.

"There was no lack of effort and commitment but we did lack a bit of quality where it mattered and they took full advantage.

"They just seemed to have a bit extra when it mattered and once they got ahead it gave them a shot in the arm and they scored a good second goal which obviously gave them the upper hand.

"To our credit we had a go after that but we didn't pass the ball well enough when it mattered and although we got one back we gave ourselves too much to do.

"They are a very good side, probably the best I have seen this season, and sometimes you have to put your hands up and say that. I think they will definitely be up there at the end of the season."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ang on there!! We've only just won the second in a row. Don't we have to win three, like Brazil, to get to keep the Cup permanently at our stadium? ;-)

gutbukkit
Emirates to sponsor FA Cup

T

ypical Bodgers, in desperate need of a defensive midfielder and go for a floaty number 10 type midfielder. BODGERS OUT.

uncle monty
The Home Gossip

B

enteke is an absolute steal for £32.5m, he would get into any team in the world (except Barcelona) at the moment. I've seen many very good strikers in my 30+ years as a Villa fan. This guy is the best without question.

sparkigol
Benteke's £32.5m release clause

Footer 365

Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Barcelona: Messi double hands Barca record-breaking Copa del Rey triumph

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona moved a step closer to the treble with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.

Theo Walcott says Arsenal's squad is strong enough to mount a Premier League title bid next term

Theo Walcott thinks the current Arsenal squad is the strongest he has been involved with.

Newcastle to talk with Patrick Vieira over managerial vacancy

Patrick Vieira will hold talks with Newcastle over the managerial vacancy at St James' Park, Sky sources understand.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company