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Jim Bentley pleaesed as Morecambe's good form against Newport County continues

23 February 2015

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley wishes he could play Newport County every day after his side saw off the Exiles 1-0.

Bentley saw Jack Redshaw tuck away the Shrimps' only clear-cut chance to secure a 1-0 victory at Rodney Parade, which was their their fourth straight win over the Welsh side.

County thought they had equalised in the second-half when striker Shaun Jeffers nipped in to poke home a cross from substitute Robbie Willmott.

But Jeffers was adjudged to be offside and the goal was chalked off, and Morecambe held out for the three points.

Bentley said: "I wish we could play Newport every day.

"We've got a couple of teams we can't seem to beat and certainly there a couple that can't beat us and Newport County are one of those teams.

"We've played them four times now and won all four so it's great to do a double over a team.

"It was a hard earned win over tough opposition away from home and I'm absolutely made up that we've bounced back from the defeat last Sunday.

"To come to Newport, who have a big, strong, physical side, under a new manager made it a very tough game for us.

"We're pleased with the result and hopefully we can go on a run now.

"They've got some dangerous forwards in Zebroski and Willmott who came off the bench as well as Rene Howe and Shaun Jeffers.

"We limited them to very little, it was a workman-like performance, we knew it was going to be more of a battle."

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