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Adams: “We’re disappointed not to take anything from the game.”

8 October 2022

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Adams: “We’re disappointed not to take anything from the game.”

8 October 2022

Shrimps boss Derek Adams says his side were unfortunate not to take anything from this afternoon’s match against Ipswich Town.

Morecambe were ahead at the break thanks to Kieran Phillips’ 34th minute strike, though the visitors equalised soon into the second half through George Edmundson.

Town completed their comeback 11 minutes later when Lee Evans converted from the spot, the visitors’ second of the game, with Connor Ripley denying Conor Chaplin moments earlier.

Despite defeat, Adams was very encouraged by the Shrimps’ display, and believes they deserved more from proceedings.

“We’re disappointed not to take anything from the game,” he said.

“I thought it was an entertaining game, it was probably one of our best performances of the season.

“I think we took the game to Ipswich; we started on the front foot, and we got that goal, ahead from a set play, a great ball in and Kieran Phillips was able to put us one nil ahead.

“We looked very comfortable, we limited Ipswich to very few chances throughout the 90 minutes, they had openings, but they weren’t clear cut.

“All we’ve shown is we’ve got some really good players who will enable us to move in a positive direction.”

Kieran McKenna’s men sit second in Sky Bet League One as it stands, and the fact his players went toe-to-toe with the Tractor Boys was especially pleasing for the manager.

He continued: “We pressed Ipswich all over the park, the second-best team in league at this moment in time, and they didn’t like it.

“We fed off that because we created openings from it.

“They then changed things about, we adapted to that, I thought they started the second half well, they got a foothold in the game, then they scored from a set play we shouldn’t have conceded.

“Over the 90 minutes, I’m proud of the players.

“I thought we put in a magnificent effort, the 11 and then the substitutes coming on helped us as well.

“I was just delighted with the players.”


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