Morecambe boss: A result was needed at Accrington Stanley

Morecambe boss Ged Brannan was delighted to see his players get back to winning ways following their derby day victory at Accrington Stanley.
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The Shrimps secured a 2-1 win on Good Friday, ending a run of four successive defeats and putting themselves back in the League Two play-off hunt.

Second-half goals from Nelson Khumbeni and Charlie Brown put them in control before Lewis Shipley set up a tense finish by pulling one back late on.

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Nevertheless, Morecambe held out to move back within three points of the top seven.

Morecambe boss Ged Brannan Picture: Ben Roberts/Getty ImagesMorecambe boss Ged Brannan Picture: Ben Roberts/Getty Images
Morecambe boss Ged Brannan Picture: Ben Roberts/Getty Images
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Brannan said: “I thought we dominated the game in the first half and got ahead, but they came right back at us and made it really tough for us; especially in the nine minutes of injury time at the end.

“The first goal was always going to be important and we got it with a fantastic move and a great finish from Nelson Khumbeni.

“I am made up for him with his goal because he has worked so hard since he has come in and he deserved that goal.

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“We got a second with a good free-kick from Charlie Brown and that was vital.

“We needed some sort of result today, for us and for my own pride. We have lost four in a row but, in that time, we have played some good football without getting the results and the three points put us right back in the mix.

“It was a nervous end but we dug in, threw our bodies on the line and got the result.”