Morecambe's players praised for their performance in Buxton victory

Morecambe manager Stephen Robinson said his side put in a professional performance as they overcame Buxton 1-0 to reach the third round of the FA Cup.

By Derek Quinn
Sunday, 5th December 2021, 12:30 pm

Buxton, who play in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, were the lowest-ranked team remaining in the competition.

With the TV cameras hoping for a possible cup upset, the Shrimps produced a solid display to book their place in the next round thanks to Cole Stockton’s 16th goal of the season.

Robinson said: “It was a real professional performance. Everything was massively set up for an FA Cup upset with the conditions and the surface, everything that went with it.

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“The people watching on television were not watching to see Morecambe play nice football, they wanted a shock.

“We controlled a lot of it in horrendous conditions, and although we should have won by a lot more goals, it was job done.

“The be-all and end-all today was to make sure we’re in the next round and we did that.”

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