Bentley pleased with Morecambe's battling point at Lincoln

Michael Rose sends over a cross at Lincoln.Michael Rose sends over a cross at Lincoln.
Michael Rose sends over a cross at Lincoln.
Shrimps boss Jim Bentley said he was pleased with his side's efforts to gain a battling point at Lincoln on Saturday.

After the 1-1 draw at Sincil Bank against the League 2 newcomers he said: “You have to be pleased with the point really because I can see Lincoln steam-rolling a lot of teams here this year.

“They may be new to the league but they are a big club and they have invested well.

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“They have an excellent forward line in particular and big Matt Rhead is probably the best in the business at this level at what he does.

“He is a big, dominating, old-fashioned type centre forward who is a real handful and we had a lot to deal with.

“Added to that there was a real carnival atmosphere with a big crowd, a flyover and a siren that went off every time they got a corner and it was tough for us.

“But we defended really bravely and Barry Roche had a brilliant game and made some superb saves when they did get through while at the same time we hit them on the break a few times and could have scored more.

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“Garry Thompson had one effort cleared off the line, Aaron McGowan hit the crossbar from 40 yards and there was a fantastic move to put in Aaron Wildig just before he scored so there were a lot of positives.

“It would have been great to have held onto the lead but a draw is a good result and it means we are still unbeaten which is always a positive at this stage of the season.”