Manager John Coleman feels Friday night’s win bodes well for the Reds’ bid to make the play-offs.
Stanley looked set to blow Morecambe away early on but after conceding early in the second half, they showed great resolve to clinch a 2-1 victory.
“They dug in and winning the way we did is probably better – long term – for the development of us as a club and as a team,” said Coleman.
“We asked them for a lot of character tonight because we knew we’d need it.
“We got the two goals and threatened to score more but if we’d have won 3-0, maybe we’d have gone a bit blase.
“But the way we had to win, in the end, was superb, so credit to the players’ resilience.
“That can make you stronger for later on in the season, when you have to go to the well again and use those reserves. We deserved to win on chances alone but, based on heart, I was delighted.”
The game was soured by Jesse Joronen’s injury, which saw Luke Simpson come on, while Coleman had to bring John O’Sullivan off too.
“Luke was put under immense pressure,” he added. “He was getting pushed and blocked, but acquitted himself well.
“Johnno bordered on unplayable, it’s a shame he had to come off for getting constantly fouled. But I thought it was a smashing game played in a great spirit.”