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Robinson: “We didn't do the basics right.”

2 October 2021

Manager Stephen Robinson said his team must start getting the basics right after the Shrimps fell to a 4-3 defeat away at Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League One.

The Chairboys claimed all three points in the 92nd minute courtesy of a Curtis Thompson strike, despite Morecambe taking a 2-0 lead into the break, and Robinson says his side need to learn quickly from their mistakes.

“We didn’t do the basics right,” he said.

“We did them really well in the first half, against a really good team and made them look average, and we didn’t do them in the second half.

“First half we were compact, first half we won set plays, we won headers, we won tackles, we passed the ball, second half we just didn’t do that.

 “At 2-0, I just didn’t see them scoring, I didn’t see them scoring any goals, but we dropped deeper and deeper, we lost first contacts to [Sam] Vokes, every single header, and they landed on every single second ball.”

The first half saw the Shrimps take the lead through Alfie McCalmont’s fourth minute strike, with Adam Phillips doubling the advantage 22 minutes later, and the gaffer says Morecambe should’ve been out of sight before half time.

Robinson added: “We won every first contact, we landed on every second ball, and we passed the ball.

“We carved them open at times with our passing, it should’ve been 4-0 at half time.

“We’ve got to learn quickly, you can’t score three goals away from home and lose the game, you simply can’t.”

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