Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Robinson: “They showed tremendous character.”

24 November 2021

Shrimps boss Stephen Robinson was impressed with how Morecambe battled back from 2-0 down to draw with Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night.

The Addicks got off to the perfect start when Diallang Jaiyesimi netted on two minutes, and Conor Washington doubled Charlton’s advantage 25 minutes later.

A Cole Stockton penalty was converted on 29 minutes to reduce the deficit before captain Anthony O’Connor completed the comeback with a bullet header 18 minutes from time.

Robinson praised the Shrimps for fighting back and admits, in the latter stages of the tie, the game could’ve swung either way.

“We had to come back from two nil down against a very good side,” he said.

“Two individual errors that it’s very difficult to legislate for, but they showed tremendous character, the boys that made mistakes showed character as well.

“I thought it was a performance that deserved at least a draw, we limited them to shots from long range, we allowed them to have areas of the pitch to build and press them.

“When we stepped toe-to-toe with them in the second half, the game probably could’ve went either way.”

A crowd of 4,009 were in the Mazuma Stadium for the clash with the London side, and Robinson says the work rate of his side was there for all to see.

 He added: “If you come to watch a game of football and you see people that never say die and give you absolutely everything, I think they appreciate it at this level.

“We will make mistakes at times, I make mistakes, everyone does, but if you’ve got that character and you’re fighting, the fight to win football matches is there, then people forgive a lot of sins.

“Sometimes results go your way and sometimes they don’t, but they never give me anything less than 100%.

“They’re a good bunch of boys and it’s nice to see in recent weeks them getting their just rewards.”

We return to the Mazuma Stadium on Saturday afternoon as we face MK Dons in Sky Bet League One, get your tickets now from

Advertisement block