Football - Bentley delighted with Shrimps

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was full of praise for his side after their 1-0 derby victory over stuttering Fleetwood.

The Shrimps moved level with their coastal neighbours thanks to the only goal of the game from Padraig Amond in the 18th minute.

Bentley said: "The lads did me proud because they gave it all and produced a superb win in really difficult conditions.

"We are not one of the biggest teams in the league and we are always the underdogs but I have always said I would back my team's spirit and they showed that in spades.

"Fleetwood had a lot of pressure but overall we defended superbly and we are delighted to have a clean sheet and the three points.

"We started the game superbly and got our goal when we were on top and that proved vital. It gave us a platform to work on and we kept out shape and discipline and I think we just about shaded it and took a great three points."

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