Morecambe boss Bentley: We could have scored even more at Carlisle

Jim Bentley.
Jim Bentley.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley felt his free-scoring side should have scored even more goals than the three they did in the win at Carlisle.

Shaun Miller’s brace and a sixth goal of the season for Tom Barkhuizen helped The Shrimps to a 3-2 win at Brunton Park.

They are now the top scorers in League 2 with 23 goals from their 12 games.

Bentley said: “We only had six subs on the bench today and we were a bit stretched after a tough game at Bury on Tuesday night.

“I know how hard it is to go from game-to-game and absorb the information that we tell them ahead of each game.

“But they’ve carried out the gameplan today and we bounced back after we went 1-0 down.

“We hit them numerous times on the break, in the second half certainly, and should have scored more than the three we did.

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“I’m disappointed with the second goal at the end that made for a nervous four or five minutes but I think right throughout we defended well when we had to.

“I have to say we had a couple of big shouts for penalties as well today. I do question them and I think I’ve got every right to but we take the three points after a really good performance.

“I’m absolutely made up with the result and the following we got.

“I think Tuesday took some topping but the fans were superb and got right behind us.”

Miller’s two goals mean the front man now has four in three games but Bentley was full of praise for his side from back to front with Jamie Devitt now having the most assists of any player in the top four tiers of English football.

Bentley said: “Miller will grab the headlines and he’s coming really good now but Tom Barkhuizen has got six goals now and could have had a couple more and Jamie Devitt has 11 assists now with two today.

“We’re looking good going forwards and we’ll just continue to work hard on that defensive side of the game.

“Over the last two games we’ve been great though.”

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