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Robinson delighted to progress to FA Cup Third Round

4 December 2021

Shrimps’ manager Stephen Robinson was full of praise for his side after overcoming Buxton to reach the Third Round of the FA Cup.

Cole Stockton’s 29th minute winner, his 16th goal of the season in all competitions, proved the difference between the sides in treacherous conditions.

Despite the difficult weather, Robinson says he was pleased with Morecambe’s professional display.

“We have to credit our players,” he said.

“It was a real professional performance, everything was massively set up for an FA Cup upset, as I say the conditions and the surface, everything that went with it.

“Tight ground, crowd, but we controlled a lot of it in horrendous conditions, we should’ve won by a lot more goals, but job done.”

“I think it should’ve been a lot more goals in the end when we wore them down with our quality, but to actually pass the ball and play in them conditions was extremely difficult.

“They [Buxton] hung in the game, it’s credit to them, they’ve got a good setup here as well I imagine in normal conditions, but being at Morecambe, we’re used to rain and wind!

““The be-all and end-all today was to make sure we’re in the next round.”

Today’s win guarantees the Shrimps a place in the Third Round draw for the second season in a row, which has never been achieved by the club before, and the boss is relishing the potential for a big name opposition.

He added: “Any of them at home would be great.

“A home draw, big crowd, gives you an opportunity and obviously it gives people a chance to put the club in the limelight and individuals in the spotlight.

“We’re still building, we’re probably three years ahead of where everybody expected us to be, so a big financial boost would be great on Monday night.”

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