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19 August 2019

SHRIMPS’ boss Jim Bentley admitted Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Cheltenham was a “dour'' game.

Bentley was frank on his comments on the game saying “It’s in the top three for worst games I’ve seen.

“There was endeavour and commitment but there wasn’t really much to talk about.

“It was a dour game, a poor performance by both sides and it looked like it was going to fizzle out unless someone gets a late set-play goal.

“We had one great chance with Lewis Alessandra hitting the bar and they had an early header but that was about it.''

Although he admitted there was work to do going forward he did look for the positives and was pleased with his side’s defensive performance as they kept their first clean sheet of the season and looked solid against Cheltenham’s bombardment from throw-ins and set pieces.

He said “The positives are we’ve got our first clean sheet and in the past that was the sort of game we could have lost.

"Look at last year against Stevenage and other clubs where we lost tight games in the last minute or injury time so it was important not to lose the game.

“They were a side that put us under a lot or pressure with Ben Tozer’s throws a real weapon but we looked solid which was good.

"People might say ‘it’s not about clean sheets’ but the most important thing for us is we keep putting points on the board. We took the clean sheet, took the point and will move on.’'

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