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2 September 2019

SHRIMPS’ boss Jim Bentley said there was plenty to think about after his side’s 3-1 defeat at Swindon.

Bentley said there were "positives and negatives’’ about the display at the County Ground as the Shrimps fell to a second successive defeat.

He said: “Although disappointed with the result I thought it was a hard working, honest performance against a good side.

“We tried to play football so there were some positives but the negatives were that we conceded three again and we need to look to do all we can to put that right by whatever means we can.

"They had three entries into our box in the first 30 minutes and they scored three goals which was disappointing.

"Their first goal had a huge slice of luck with a rebound that fell perfectly for Eoin Doyle, who is a quality striker at this level, and that gave them the momentum. They are a good side and the crowd got right behind them and it was always going to be difficult after that.

“But we did really well to get back in the game with a fantastic stake from Lewis Alessandra after good work from John O’Sullivan and then we had a chance to take the lead when their keeper was forced into a good save.

“But then they got ahead again and the momentum swung again and they got a third and we couldn’t get the second goal we needed to put then back under pressure.

“Some of our football was great at times with some good build up play and we had a few half chances with Ritchie Sutton heading over from a corner when I thought he was going to score and Steven Old almost getting onto the end of a great cross.

“I’m pretty sure if we got one back we could have pushed them all the way.''

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