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Bentley Admits Shrimps Were Fortunate

Were Morecambe fortunate to avoid another league two defeat in midweek? Perhaps so but importantly they didn't as they collected a point.

Morecambe had to come from behind against Exeter at St James' Park to earn a 1-1 draw, however a controversial end to the game saw them lucky to avoid conceding a penalty and also ending the game with 10-men.

Exeter were awarded an injury-time penalty by Andy D'Urso, who then changed his mind and decided that it wasn't a foul but a dive.

This came to Jim Bentley's surprise with the Morecambe boss admitting that he thought it was a 'stonewall penalty' at the time.

The Morecambe boss said: 'When the challenge came in I thought it was a stonewall penalty.

'The referee pointed to the spot but the linesman has obviously got a better view on that side and put his flag up. Our players said afterwards it was a blatant dive. I can't say any more until I see it again.'

Exeter didn't take long to go ahead through Tom Nichols but it was Padraig Amond who earned the Shrimps a point, but they are still without a win this year.

The aftermath of the penalty non-penalty saw a 'melee' break out and following this Jamie Devitt was show a red card for violent conduct, as a result the Morecambe loanee will have a three-match suspension to serve.

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Date:Wednesday February 19 2014

Time: 10:36PM


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