Wolves upset key for Morecambe finances - Jim Bentley

Jim Bentley

Manager Jim Bentley hopes Morecambe's first-round victory against Wolves will be the start of a lucrative Capital One Cup run for the League Two club.

A late goal from Ryan Williams earned a on Tuesday.

"It's always key for clubs of our size to get a bit of a cup run," Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"Obviously the FA Cup is more financially rewarding, but in any cup competition we want to get to the next round and that's what we've done."

It was the sixth occasion that Morecambe have beaten opposition from a higher division in the League Cup since they won promotion to the Football League in 2007.

Their 1-0 victory over League One side Wolves at the Globe Arena came courtesy of a stunning free-kick from midfielder Williams.

"What a goal to separate the two sides. It was a little moment of class," added Bentley, who was part of the Morecambe team that had knocked Wolves - then a Championship side - out of the League Cup six years earlier.

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"We all know he's got that in his locker. He keeps practising all the time and you get your rewards. He'll get all the headlines and rightly so.

"We rode our luck at times, they hit the woodwork a lot [three times] and they're a good side who we knew would cause us problems, but we've caused them a few problems as well."

The draw for the second round takes place on Thursday, while Bentley's side will now begin their preparations for the home game with Torquay on Saturday as Morecambe endeavour to pick up their first league points of the season.

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