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League Two

Bentley bullish after home win

3 October 2012

Manager Jim Bentley was relieved to see Morecambe finally get their first home win of the season.

Goals either side of half-time from Gary McDonald and Lewis Alessandra saw the Shrimps triumph at the Globe Arena for the first time since March as Chesterfield were beaten 2-0.

"I know we haven't had the results we have been looking for here this season but I think the performances have, overall, been decent and this was a result that was coming," said Bentley.

"We played some great stuff at times and scored two excellent goals and could have had more. Chesterfield are a good side and on a good run but they didn't have a shot on target after we scored our first goal and nobody could say we didn't deserve the win.

"It was a bit of a relief in the end because it was a long time coming but hopefully now we can take confidence from this game, go on a bit of a run here and start giving our fans the results and performances they deserve."

It was Chesterfield's first league loss since the opening day of the season and ended the Derbyshire club's eight-game unbeaten run in npower League Two.

Tommy Wright, beaten for the first time as caretaker manager, felt his side did not deserve to get anything from the game.

He said: "It was a game of two halves really. I thought we played some good stuff in the first half and had three or four good chances but didn't take them, which was important because the first goal is vital in every game.

"It was a bit of a shock when they took the lead but we were never in the game after that. They won every second ball in the second half and it just wasn't good enough.

"We didn't keep our shape or discipline and gave them too much space to get the crosses in for both goals and we have to learn from that because we didn't defend well enough."

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