Morecambe - Bentley Machine Stalls On Keith's Hill....
UK time is: 11:47:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bentley Machine Stalls On Keith's Hill....

The Dales and Hills of North Eastern Lancashire specifically in the shape of Rochdale and their manager Keith Hill visited the western Lancashire seaside on Saturday.

Dale have been flying high near the top of the league all season; Morecambe - despite showing a worrying recent dip in form - were still in the Play-Off positions at the start of the game.

Not much had changed by half time: although the visitors probably had the best of the game, neither goalkeeper had actually been beaten.

This was all to change rapidly during the second half.

Despite a stronger effort from the hosts initially, Rochdale took the lead after just eight minutes when Shrimps' Captain Mark Hughes headed a Dale cross past his own goalkeeper, Barry Roche.

It got worse for Morecambe just two minutes later when the visitors' Scott Hogan beat Roche all ends up with a shot which nestled in the top right hand corner of his net.

Morecambe huffed and puffed after that but Padraig Amond's goal with two minutes of normal time still to play was both too little and too late.

The win consolidates Dale in the automatic promotion positions: third in the table.

Their third loss in a row in all competitions at the Globe leaves Jim Bentley's team outside the Play-Off positions in eighth place.

Written by Roger Fitton.

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

The Journalist

Writer: Roger Fitton Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 17 2013

Time: 4:15PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Morecambe Articles

Audio - Bentley On Loan Signings (Thursday November 26 2015)

Match Day Officials v Stevenage (Thursday November 26 2015)

Morecambe Up For JPT Award (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Audio - Bentley Calls For More Character (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Who Needs Money? (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Stats: Morecambe v Cambridge (Tuesday November 24 2015)

League 2 Programme - 24th November (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Match Day Officials v Cambridge (Monday November 23 2015)

Barnet Highlights (Monday November 23 2015)

Audio - Bentley On Fair Result (Saturday November 21 2015)

Archived Morecambe Articles

List All Vital Morecambe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Bristol Rovers 18 8 2 8 1 26
13. Notts County 18 7 4 7 -1 25
14. Crawley 19 7 4 8 -5 25
15. Morecambe 18 7 3 8 0 24
16. Luton 18 6 5 7 5 23
17. Cambridge 19 6 5 8 -3 23
18. Barnet 19 6 3 10 -7 21

Morecambe Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Former striker joins strugglers
York : 27/11/2015 11:32:01
Keeper sorry for fans
York : 27/11/2015 11:16:01
Coleman wary of backlash
York : 27/11/2015 11:08:01
Points take priority!
Portsmouth : 27/11/2015 09:35:00
Thomas' Cobblers Purchase A Done Deal
Northampton : 27/11/2015 08:52:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cambridge MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Roche 0%
Beeley 0%
Parrish 0%
Edwards 0%
Wilson 0%
Molyneux 0%
Goodall 0%
Kenyon 0%
Ellison 0%
Miller 0%
Barkhuizen 0%
Sub - Murphy 0%
Sub - Mullin 0%
Sub - Wildig 0%