Morecambe boss criticises players and official after Wrexham defeat

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Morecambe boss Ged Brannan said his side played a huge part in their own downfall following last Saturday’s 3-1 loss against Wrexham.

The Shrimps had started superbly at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium, taking an early lead thanks to Ged Garner’s fourth-minute goal.

However, Jacob Bedeau’s error enabled the visitors to get back on terms before second-half goals from Paul Mullin and Steven Fletcher saw the visitors depart with three points.

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There was also criticism for the referee, Thomas Parsons, who sent off Morecambe defender Max Melbourne four minutes into the second half for a second booking with the game still level at 1-1.

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Defeat dropped the Shrimps to 10th in League Two, but only a point behind the play-off places going into the final 10 games of the season.

Brannan said: “We were cruising and playing some great stuff when we gifted them a way back into the game with a poor back pass when they weren’t really troubling us.

“We were a bit sloppy at the start of the second half but then the referee gave a ridiculous sending off, and then a penalty that never was, and we were behind with 10 men.

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“It was always going to be tough from then on but the lads never gave up and worked their socks off and, when we should have had a penalty late in the game, we didn’t get one.

Wrexham are a really good team but I thought they got a lot of help from the referee. Some of the decisions against us were not right.”