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4 February 2020

Skipper Sam Lavelle believes the Shrimps' fitness levels are helping the side finish games strongly but "ran out of time" against Cheltenham Town on Saturday.

Derek Adams side trailed 2-0 at the break, with play-off chasing Cheltenham leading through Conor Thomas' penalty and Alfie May's seventh goal of the season, two minutes later.

The Shrimps pulled a goal back with six minutes plus added time remaining through substitute, A-Jay Leitch-Smith but were unable to find the equalising goal.

"It's a little cliche to say but it was a game of two half," said Lavelle.

"The wind had an effect on the game and in the second half we had numerous chances, we hit the post, hit the bar, had a one v one, we battered them towards the end, to be honest."

Lavelle went close himself, heading Adam Phillips' corner onto the woodwork in the 77th minute.

"It was a good delivery and I managed to glance it at the near post. I got a little bit too much on it because it hit on the outside.

"That's a side of my game I need to work on, I need to get more goals. I'm getting on the end of crosses, which is a good sign but I need to convert more of them.

"The way we finished the game shows how fit we are, we seem to finish games strongly but unfortunately for us on Saturday we ran out of time.

"We probably pulled one back too late in the game but even so, we were very unlucky not to get at least a point. If we had got something from the game, nobody could have said we hadn't deserved it."

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