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Robinson reflects on a ‘game of two halves’

15 January 2022

Shrimps boss Stephen Robinson says Morecambe’s 0-0 draw away at AFC Wimbledon was a game of two halves.

In what was Robinson’s return to the dugout due to a positive Covid-19 test in the build-up to the Tottenham Hotspur game, the Shrimps managed to leave Plough Lane with a point.

Despite big chances for both sides, including a Cole Stockton effort early in the second half and a heroic Trevor Carson save, nothing could separate the two sides on the day, and the gaffer says it was a fair result.

“It was a game of two halves,” he said.

“We were excellent first half, we moved the ball really well, had a few really good chances, started the second half, Cole’s [Stockton] had a great chance and then Greg [Leigh] misses a header as well, they had half chances.

“Trevor has shown why he’s an international goalkeeper with one save, he’s commanding, came for balls, took the pressure off us, probably a fair result in the end.

“I think Wimbledon are a decent side, they’re in a false league position, but a clean sheet, we’re really positive about that.

"They came out, as you'd expect, and had a real go second half."

Robinson was quick to praise the character of his Morecambe squad, saying the team have shown it in abundance in recent games, and he hopes they can carry on in the same manner.

He added: “Previously we’d have lost that game, when we’re under pressure for 10/15 minutes, we’d have lost it.

“[We] showed great character, showed great character against Doncaster and for 80/85 minutes, drawn against one of the best teams in the UK, so we’re going in the right direction.

“Some very, very pleasing performances and now we hope to build on that, we’ve won against Donny, we’ve drawn today away from home which is great,  and we’ll take that into the next two home games.”

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