SHRIMPS boss Jim Bentley admitted that his side’s failure to maintain their lead over Crewe was “tough to take.''
After seeing Crewe take a point with a 94th minute penalty to deny the Shrimps three points Bentley said: “It’s tough to take and I don’t think we deserved it.
“It feels like getting beaten and I thought we were unlucky to come in 1-0 down.
“It was an eventful game with a little bit of everything; the pitch is shot but we have tried to play and they have tried to play.
“We started really brightly in the first 10 or 15 minutes and had a couple of opportunities but they got the goal and had that momentum.
“We wrestled it back, finished the half strongly, and I thought we played well and created chances.
“Tutty (Andrew Tutte) got us back in with a great free-kick and it looked like we were going to go on and win it.
“We scored a fantastic goal with Kevin Ellison towards the end and then we had that nervous edge; we were slashing at clearances and we weren’t hitting the percentage ball – or the right ball.
“We talk about game management; their centre-halves were shot and needed liquids and gels to get them through so what Rhys Oates wants is a ball to go in the channel so it’s a throw and the game’s dead.
“Alex (Kenyon) has played the wrong ball and Rhys has held his hands up because he couldn’t get hold of it.
“They have broken, there’s a good bit of play from Shaun Miller, a good cross and it looks like a penalty; Millsy (Zak Mills) barges into the lad.
“I keep saying I’m an honest person; I look over every game and I think we’ve only gained five points this season but we’ve thrown 11 away.”