Date: 6th January 2014 at 3:37pm
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Sometimes it takes something special to get something from a game, and that’s what it took the Shrimps on Saturday.

Morecambe were training Torquay on Saturday, with time running out, then Robbie Threlfall produced a moment of brilliance to secure a 1-1 draw.

If the fans that made the long trek to wanted something to cheer on the way back Jim Bentley knows that they got it with Threlfall’s rocket with just seven-minutes remaining, with this going in off the underside of the bar from 20-yards.

Bentley said: ‘The fans who travelled down here will have something to cheer them on the way home because that was something special, a wonder strike.’

His goal had cancelled out Aaron Downes’ first half effort, which looked set to secure the strugglers the points.

The boss knew it was always going to be a tough afternoon, with the game in doubt for a while, but was just happy that it went ahead and was thankful to avoid a third straight defeat.

He added: ‘It was a very tough afternoon and we knew it would be because they were up for it, despite not having a manager, because they have had a tough start to the season and find themselves in the bottom two.

‘They had a caretaker manager in charge and a crowd favourite in Kevin Nicholson coming back into the side and a new player in loan signing Joss Labadie.

‘The caretaker manager made a handful of changes and on paper it was a strong Torquay side and you could just sense when they warmed up they were all up for it.

‘Thankfully we rolled our luck and they didn’t take their chances when they hit us on the break in the second half and when you need something special, you get it from your left-back smashing it into the top corner.

‘I thought it was a great goal for us and we didn’t want a third defeat in a row.’

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