Shrimps boss Bentley: Bantams' Capital One Cup run put lower leagues on map

Former Bantam Kevin Ellison scored Morecambe's first goal in their 3-0 win at Dagenham on Saturday

Former Bantam Kevin Ellison scored Morecambe's first goal in their 3-0 win at Dagenham on Saturday

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

MORECAMBE boss Jim Bentley reckons tonight’s Globe Arena clash is one of the stand-out ties of the Capital One Cup first round.

The Shrimps go into their opening home game buoyed by Saturday’s 3-0 win at Dagenham, which included a goal from former City loanee Kevin Ellison.

And Bentley, who is unlikely to tinker with that starting line-up, is buzzing for the visit of the 2013 losing finalists.

He said: “Once Big Kev put us in front we never really looked in any danger and there were some great performances all over the park.

“It was a fantastic way to kick off the season and means we are in good spirit for tonight’s game, which I think is one of the ties of the round.

“Games between the two clubs have always been exciting over the years and tonight should be no different. There is definitely a lot at stake as both clubs have found out in recent years.

“Bradford were terrific advocates for lower league football when they got to the final. They were nearly always the underdogs in the later stages but their performances over Arsenal and Aston Villa were brilliant to watch.

“For our part we have had some great results in this cup over the past few years and created a few headlines with wins over higher league opposition.

“We all loved the occasion when Newcastle visited here last season and I’m sure we would all love a repeat of that.”

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10:44am Tue 12 Aug 14

lawsonio123 says...

I cannot see Morecambe winning this match I feel City will be to much for them I wish Morecambe success in division 2 but on this occasion I am sure they will not win the game
I cannot see Morecambe winning this match I feel City will be to much for them I wish Morecambe success in division 2 but on this occasion I am sure they will not win the game lawsonio123
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12:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Solomon Grundy says...

Isn't that supporters of Arsenal and aston villa were saying a couple of years ago?
Isn't that supporters of Arsenal and aston villa were saying a couple of years ago? Solomon Grundy
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1:17pm Tue 12 Aug 14

wakefieldbantam says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
I cannot see Morecambe winning this match I feel City will be to much for them I wish Morecambe success in division 2 but on this occasion I am sure they will not win the game
Not very wise to tempt fate Morecambe will be no pushovers.
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: I cannot see Morecambe winning this match I feel City will be to much for them I wish Morecambe success in division 2 but on this occasion I am sure they will not win the game[/p][/quote]Not very wise to tempt fate Morecambe will be no pushovers. wakefieldbantam
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3:10pm Tue 12 Aug 14

lawsonio123 says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
I cannot see Morecambe winning this match I feel City will be to much for them I wish Morecambe success in division 2 but on this occasion I am sure they will not win the game
Not very wise to tempt fate Morecambe will be no pushovers.
True no one are pushovers but have you seen Morecambe If City put the effort In it will prove to much for them Arsenal and Villa thought they only had to turn up to win
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: I cannot see Morecambe winning this match I feel City will be to much for them I wish Morecambe success in division 2 but on this occasion I am sure they will not win the game[/p][/quote]Not very wise to tempt fate Morecambe will be no pushovers.[/p][/quote]True no one are pushovers but have you seen Morecambe If City put the effort In it will prove to much for them Arsenal and Villa thought they only had to turn up to win lawsonio123
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