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23 August 2019

SHRIMPS’ boss Jim Bentley praised his side’s resilience after picking up a “big three points’’ at Macclesfield.

After seeing Ritchie Sutton’s second half header give the Shrimps their first win of the season he said: “It was a big three points for us I must admit.

“Macclesfield looked a really decent side and put us under a lot of pressure so it was a really battling win and an important one to get us off the mark in terms of victories.

“Football is a strange game as we all know and I can’t help but look back to last year at this stage when we were playing some fantastic football but losing games whereas at the moment we are not playing as well as we can but picking up some good results and that is what it is all about at the end of the day.

“You obviously want to play well and win games but we know things haven’t really clicked as well as we would like yet and I have been a bit critical – and the players have been a bit critical of their own performances - but I have no doubt we will get better with the players we have in our ranks this season.

“With the ball, we are at about four or five out of 10 and without it, I would say we are about eight or nine out of 10. We are defending really well and keeping clean sheets.

"We look strong, we look dogged and we are putting bodies on the line. We are battling and every player that has played for us is giving their absolute all for the shirt and we will take the points when they come.’’

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