Bentley hails Shrimps' spirit

Jim Bentley: Mixed emotions

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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley praised his side's determination as they came from behind to get a 2-2 home draw with Portsmouth.

The afternoon started badly after Jake Jervis gave Pompey the lead on from six yards after 10 minutes.

Morecambe hit back and levelled in the 21st minute when skipper Mark Hughes met a cross from home debutant Jamie Devitt to head into the top corner.

And after Trevor Carson's spot-kick save from Padraig Amond Marcos Painter's cross teed up Jervis to score again from close range.

Fleming and Robbie Threlfall went close for the home side in the second half before Redshaw beat Carson to earn his side a share of the spoils.

Bentley said: "I'm getting a bit fed up of us going behind to be honest because it seems to be every game.

"But at the same time I have to give the lads credit because they have once again shown their never say die attitude and determination to get something from the game.

"We could have let our heads drop after missing the penalty but we kept going and despite the horrible conditions played some decent football as well.

"We didn't perhaps create as many chances as I would have liked in the second half when we had the wind behind us but we had a bit of luck and I think the draw was a fair result."