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League Two

Mills praises Minstermen

22 August 2012

York boss Gary Mills praised his side's spirit as they twice came from behind to record their first point on their return to the Football League.

The newly-promoted Minstermen earned a share of the spoils against Morecambe thanks to a goal from Ashley Chambers four minutes from time, much to the manager's delight.

He said: "I was really pleased for the lads. It's always important to get your first point of the season and I don't think anyone can say we didn't deserve it.

"To come from behind twice shows that we have a lot of spirit and determination and it was important that we did that both for the confidence of the players and the supporters.

"I'm disappointed with the goals we conceded because we thrive on clean sheets and we will look at that but there were a lot of positives for us.

"We tried to dictate the game against a good side and we will build on that. Mentally it was a really important point to get and we can look forward to the weekend now."

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was unhappy that his side failed to see out the game and record a second league win of the season.

He said: "We were definitely not at our best but we still had plenty of chances to win the game but unfortunately didn't take them and conceded two poor goals.

"We played some good stuff and we can take heart from the fact that we created so many decent chances but when you don't take them you have to make sure you defend solidly and we didn't do that and were made to pay.

"We wanted to start the season with a home win because we have not got a good record in the new stadium and really want to change that this year. But we didn't lose the game and that was important. We are still unbeaten and you have to be happy with that at this stage."

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