Morecambe: Boss Jim Bentley praises side after Shrimps JPT win

Jim Bentley
Morecambe have defeated Walsall, Bury and Rochdale to reach the semi-finals of the JPT

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has praised his team's quality after the Shrimps beat a third straight League One side in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Paul Mullin's first-half strike was enough to see the League Two side overcome Rochdale.

"Every one of the players tonight were absolutely unbelievable," Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"We haven't fluked it, we deserved it, we looked like we wanted it more and we even missed a penalty as well."

Mullin, 21, scored the decisive goal but also missed a penalty and Bentley admitted the young forward was still developing.

"Mullin is a young lad, learning his trade and he isn't the finished article - there is still a lot of work to do but he took his goal very well. His was one of 14 good performances tonight," Bentley said.

"League One and Two sides want an opportunity to go and play at Wembley, we're in the mix for the next round with three League One sides but we have beaten three already and confidence is high."