Morecambe and rise for Jim Bentley at Globe Arena | Jeremy Alexander

25 September 2011 09:59
Having finished 20th in League Two last season, something had to change at Morecambe and it did. And now they are topFor the second game running at the Globe Arena the League Two leaders came a cropper. A fortnight ago Morecambe beat Crawley Town 6-0, an improbable demolition that seemingly delighted the division and took them top instead. On Saturday they were the victims, beaten 3-2 in an act of piracy. Bristol Rovers were worthy winners of an entertaining match, though Jim Bentley, Morecambe's manager, was entitled to think "we didn't deserve to lose".It was a close-run thing with five first-rate goals before Laurance Wilson, the Shrimps' left-back, hit a Rovers post, then headed an inviting corner over and Jason Price, in added time, shot at Scott Bevan in Rovers' goal with time to pick his spot and winkle out a point. Against that, before any goals, the referee, James Adcock, twice spared Barry Roche, the other keeper, ruling out a goal team-mates did not dispute and ignoring his gathering of a pass back under pressure. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian