Jim Bentley praised two-goal hero Kevin Ellison as he helped Morecambe to their first win of the season, a 2-0 victory over Exeter.
Ellison provided two clinical finishes in the second half to give Jim Bentley's side a timely boost ahead of the Capital One Cup clash with Newcastle in midweek.
Bentley said: "Kev's 34 now but he is someone who you just can't keep down.
"People might look at his age and wonder what he is capable of but he is just a top professional. and proved that once again.
"He came back for pre-season even fitter and sharper than ever and we missed him after he picked up an injury on the opening day at Wycombe.
"I was delighted to have him available again and I hope he can keep up the sort of form he showed in this game all season.
"It was a really good team performance and I thought we fully deserved the three points."