Jim Bentley hails Morecambe’s spirit after late show sinks Yeovil in thriller

Yeovil Town

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley praised his side's spirit as they hit four late goals to clinch an amazing victory over Yeovil.

The Shrimps were staring a fourth successive defeat in the face at 2-0 down with 18 minutes left but two goals from Callum Lang, a Vadaine Oliver strike and a stoppage-time winner from Kevin Ellison gave the home side three much-needed points as they won 4-3.

Bentley said: “That was an amazing comeback and I cannot praise the lads enough.

“We were shocking in the first half and gifted them two goals and we were in trouble. But we sent them out early in the second half and told them to show what they could do and they were brilliant.

“They were on the front foot from the off and I always thought that if we got one we could put them under real pressure and that is exactly what we did.

“It was great to see the effort and spirit and it was a fantastic goal to win the game as well. We have been waiting for a win like that for some time and to win it in such a way was brilliant and gave us the three points we needed.”

Yeovil boss Darren Way was understandably frustrated at the way his men let their 2-0 lead slip, then squandering a 3-2 lead given to them by Omar Sowunmi’s 84th-minute header.

He said: “We are obviously disappointed to lose the game in the manner we did.

“When you are 2-0 up and then take the lead again with four minutes to go it is hard to take when you lose a game like that.

“There are a lot of things we need to take from the game but the main thing is we can’t let it affect us. We have picked up some results in recent weeks and we have another game on Monday and a chance to put things right so we have to regroup and move on quickly.”

A goal from Jake Gray after just 25 seconds and another from Otis Khan on 17 minutes gave Yeovil the lead but Morecambe levelled with two goals in quick succession in the second half through Oliver and Lang.

Sowunmi headed the Glovers into the lead again with just six minutes to go but Lang’s second on 85 minutes pulled it back to 3-3 before Ellison produced a superb header from Alex Kenyon’s cross to earn the home side a dramatic victory.