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League Two

Shrimps response pleases boss

16 September 2012

Manager Jim Bentley insists Morecambe's hammering at the hands of local rivals Fleetwood is now a thing of the past after picking up a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Aldershot.

The Shrimps headed to the EBB Stadium on the back of a 4-0 defeat to Fleetwood last weekend and managed to return back to the north west with a point to show for their efforts.

``We had a few words early on in the week [after the Fleetwood result] and I think it was important we didn't dwell on it,`` said Bentley.

``We had a chat, we worked on a few things then we put it to bed. It's a blip as far as I'm concerned, it was very disappointing on the day.

``Win, lose or draw I wanted a reaction and I got that and it's a good away day for us.

``To go to the three teams that we have in the league and keep clean sheets in all of them is an outstanding achievement for us. But it could have been a lot better for us with those chances at the end - Jamie Young made an unbelievable save.''

Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth had just as much praise for his goalkeeper, saying: ``Jamie Young's save was absolutely magnificent and that's what we need him for.

``He'll be very pleased with that. That chance came from our corner so we need to learn a little bit more.

``Overall though we're edging closer to the sort of form I want us to get to. We've spoken in the dressing room about around the final third and that's what we probably lacked a little bit.

``We came up against a team who made it difficult for us to get through spaces and when we did we needed that final bit of quality which was missing. But we worked extremely hard and got a clean sheet and that's three games unbeaten now.``


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