Vital Football

Latest Morecambe FC News

It's Disappointing And It's Not Acceptable

It's Disappointing And It's Not Acceptable

We wouldn't have expected to win the FA cup, but we would've wanted to be involved in this competition a little longer than we were this season.

Morecambe entertaining Southend would have left many of us thinking would could at least make it into the second round, however the Shrimpers ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

Once again I say we wouldn't have won the cup but we've missed out on an opportunity to progress and earn some much needed money...

Jim Bentley knows we've missed that chance, he told BBC Radio Lancashire: 'It's disappointing and it's not acceptable. I was brought up on cup games and really looking forward to them.

'You have that dream of getting to the third round and hopefully getting a big tie, but we haven't done enough.'

In all honesty they tie was over within 10-minutes as two goals from Straker had the visitors in control.

Bentley had also conceded that many things were wrong on the day, it wasn't just down to the opening 10-minutes of the game.

He added: 'I'll hold my hands up when we've got it wrong and we got it wrong today - not just in the first 10 minutes, but the warm-up was slack and lethargic and we didn't go about our business the right way.'

Ahh well, we'll concentrate on the league now then, but still be bitterly disappointed with what we saw at the Globe Arena on Saturday afternoon...



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday November 12 2013
Time: 10:03PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Morecambe Articles

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (22/2/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 22/2/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

Perfect Pitch at Newport? Hardly...

The last time Newport County entertained Morecambe was in early December last year, when the game was rained-off at half time with the Exiles winning one-nil. This is one of the few times the Welsh cl

Football League - Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21 at 9am.

Archived Vital Morecambe Articles

Vital Morecambe articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Morecambe
Write For Vital Morecambe
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Crawley v Morecambe
Suggested By:
Morecambe win52%
Crawley win40%
Draw8%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 32 19 7 6 64 23
2 Plymouth 31 19 4 8 61 17
3 Carlisle 32 15 13 4 58 11
4 Luton 32 14 11 7 53 18
5 Portsmouth 31 15 7 9 52 16
6 Exeter 32 15 5 12 50 16
7 Colchester 32 13 8 11 47 7
8 Mansfield 32 12 11 9 47 4
9 Stevenage 32 14 4 14 46 1
10 Wycombe 32 13 7 12 46 -1
11 Barnet 32 11 12 9 45 -2
12 Grimsby 32 12 8 12 44 0
13 Cambridge 31 12 7 12 43 3
14 Blackpool 31 10 12 9 42 12
15 Morecambe 31 12 6 13 42 -7
16 Crawley 31 11 6 14 39 -11
17 Yeovil 32 9 11 12 38 -7
18 Crewe 32 8 12 12 36 -11
19 Accrington 30 8 9 13 33 -10
20 Notts County 32 9 6 17 33 -21
21 Cheltenham 32 7 11 14 32 -10
22 Hartlepool 32 7 11 14 32 -18
23 Leyton Orient 32 8 5 19 29 -15
24 Newport 32 5 11 16 26 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Morecambe Results (view all)

Morecambe Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Portsmouth (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Blackpool (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Newport County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Vital Football Comment