Bent­ley is puz­zled as Bury hold out

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Aaron Bower To com­ment on this match go to http://boards.footy­mad.net/

MORE­CAMBE man­ager Jim Bent­ley was left scratch­ing his head as to just how the Shrimps failed to end their cam­paign on a high note af­ter be­ing held by Bury.

De­spite their best ef­forts More­cambe failed to break the dead­lock and give the Globe Arena some­thing to shout about as they waved good­bye to an­other cam­paign.

But boss Bent­ley re­fused to blame the dis­ap­point­ing af­fair on the tra­di­tional end of sea­son mood with both clubs hav­ing noth­ing but pride to play for.

“I think we had the bet­ter of the game and we cre­ated the bet­ter chances,” he said.

“We had re­ally de­cent pos­ses­sion and con­stantly looked threat­en­ing down the flanks, and I can't re­ally re­mem­ber our Barry Roche mak­ing a save.

“People will say it was an end of sea­son game with re­ally low tempo, but I think both sides gave it their all and re­ally tried to win the game, so credit to both clubs in that re­spect.

“Both teams were get­ting amongst each other on plenty of oc­ca­sions but like I say, I think we cre­ated the bet­ter chances to cer­tainly have scored at least one goal.”

The bet­ter of the chances did come from the home side, with for­ward Jack Red­shaw cre­at­ing the bulk of the prob­lems through­out.

Red­shaw found some space in the box be­fore fir­ing across goal, but cru- cially, there were none of his team­mates there to take ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­nity.

Red­shaw then forced his way into the area once again with a mazy run, but the Shrimps again couldn’t cap­i­talise on the chance as Andrew Flem­ing fired over from just six yards out.

In the sec­ond pe­riod Flem­ing found him­self through on goal, but the com­mand­ing pres­ence of Brian Jensen in the Bury goal was enough to deny the mid­fielder. Red­shaw was booked to­wards the end for div­ing, with the home faith­ful adamant he should have had a penalty af­ter tan­gling with Pablo Mills.

Bury boss David Fl­itcroft said:“I was dis­ap­pointed in the first half be­cause we let our stan­dards slip. “We had some stern words at half-time be­cause I wanted to fin­ish with a clean­sheet for Brian Jensen and I felt we kept the ball bet­ter.

“It's been a dif­fi­cult week be­cause I’ve let play­ers go early; some didn’t travel with us and we've left our­selves a lit­tle bit light be­cause of that.

“But look­ing at it it’s the right de­ci­sion, be­cause I wanted to give people like Jensen the send-off that he's de­served. He’s been bril­liant and he got the clean­sheet he craved.”

STAR MAN JIM McNUL

TY Bury

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