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Robinson reflects on a game of two halves at the LNER Stadium

9 February 2022

Morecambe’s second half performance against Lincoln City is the expectation across 90 minutes, says Stephen Robinson.

Morgan Whittaker opened the scoring for the hosts after 10 minutes before Cohen Bramall’s first of the season doubled Lincoln’s lead nine minutes later.

The Shrimps did respond 11 minutes into the second half after Toumani Diagouraga volleyed home from the edge of the box, but the Imps held on to take all three points.

“In the second half, we proved we’re a good side,” he said.

“The first 20 minutes especially we were really poor, and you have to get a consistency level of six and seven out of 10.

“It was all us second half, Trevor [Carson] had one fantastic save to make when we went cavalier at the back to try and chase the game, but you can’t start games like that.

“Jonah [Ayunga] knows he should score, it’s from three yards out, it’s a great chance, and I think we might’ve gone on to get something more out of the game because we were on the front foot and chasing the game.

“Jon Obika’s one at the end, he gets a great contact and hits Cole on the line and things have gone against you.”

Morecambe’s next two games sees the visit of Gillingham before a trip to Shrewsbury Town, which Robinson describes as ‘huge’ for the Club.

He added: “The next two are absolutely huge, this one was huge, we failed on this one, we have to pick ourselves back up.

“The boys know what they have to do, we have to play like we did second half.

“After the goals went in, it was like somebody shook us and we were ready to play, that’s too late at this level, you get punished, we can’t do that on Saturday.

“We have to start on the front foot like we did against Bolton, like we have done in probably the last six games.”


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