Accrington manager Leam Richardson says his side still have plenty to fight for despite moving five points clear of the npower League Two relegation zone.

Stanley have hit form at the right time with one defeat in their last seven games and Friday night's 2-0 victory over Morecambe gave them a massive lift.

Peter Murphy diverted Lee Molyneux's free-kick into the net after 28 minutes before Padraig Amond added a second as the hour approached to secure a vital three points.

"We just have to keep going," said Richardson. "We have put ourselves in a decent position but we have to make sure we get the job done. The onus is on us to win games now and if we do that we won't have a problem but it's still tight.

"Morecambe came out of the blocks quickly and they have some good individuals and we had to address it at half-time despite leading.

"In the second half, we addressed the problems at both ends and I think we had the momentum and deserved the win. We have just got to make sure we get more points than two more teams and that's the aim in the final two games."

Jim Bentley's Morecambe side are safe in mid-table but he was disappointed they failed to shine in a Lancashire derby.

The Shrimps are without a win in 12 league games against Accrington, and Bentley said: "It's really frustrating. The first goal was always going to be vital and they got it.

"It put a spring in their step, they got the crowd behind them and we wobbled and couldn't react to the goal. I am not happy with either goal, the second especially was shocking. It's three massive points for them but it's not acceptable from us.

"We still have plenty to play for as we got 56 points last season and we have 55 at the moment and want to beat that. We want to finish the season on a high but I can have no complaints against Accrington.They deserved the win."