Knill has safety in his sights after win
MORECAMBE ....0 TORQUAY UTD ....2
him because he has not got a big personality. But he has got quality – everyone keeps telling me he is the best finisher at the club.”
Doyle – on his full senior debut – received his marching orders for pulling back Elliot Benyon in the 23rd minute, before Shrimps goalkeeper Barry Roche airkicked Drummond’s back-pass and watched it roll into the net.
The Gulls made sure of the points with Yeoman slotting into the bottom corner, and Morecambe boss Jim Bentley admitted his players were always going to struggle after the two first-half mistakes.
“The changing point was the early sending off. It was always going to be a battle against a team that is fighting for their lives,” he said.
“We had a go and we worked hard – the players have certainly given it their all.
“If we had had a little bit of luck or a penalty decision then we might have got ourselves back on level terms.
“Those mistakes happen and I think Roche is one of the best goalkeepers in the business at back-passes.
“We built momentum in the second-half and created chances, but they hit us on the breakaway.”
SOLID: Torquay’s Brian Saah