"I thought the lads were terrific and dominated the second half against a good Oxford side who are pushing for promotion," Bentley told reporters. "Once again we shot ourselves in to the foot early in the game and went behind to a poor goal and we really do have to tighten up in those situations.
"But after that we were ion charge for long periods and thankfully had a bit of luck at the end with the goal that took a couple of deflections before it ended up in the net.
"I think nobody could say we didn't deserve it though because we pushed a good side all the way and played some good stuff on a very difficult pitch."
Morecambe are currently on a nine-match winless streak. Their last victory came against Fleetwood Town on Boxing Day.