Sheridan on defeat to Exeter: “The result is very hard to take”

Saturday 5th October was Devon Derby day. Plymouth Argyle rolled in to Town, along with hordes of police and some Welsh horses. A 3-1 win for the Grecians sent the home fans away happy.


Exeter 3 Plymouth 1
01 Krysiak 23 McCormick
03 Woodman 05 Branston
02 Butterfield 28 Reckord
05 Baldwin 15 Wotton
06 Coles 17 Nelson
14 Doherty 08 Boco
11 Davies 20 Bencherif
32 Wheeler 07 Alessandra
07 Sercombe 06 Hourihane
10 Gow 19 Hayes
04 Bennett 10 Morgan
Substitutes Substitutes
30 Pym 04 Blanchard
22 Keohane 18 Harvey
18 Reid 02 Berry
08 Oakley 14 Young
15 Moore-Taylor 09 Reid
29 Grimes 01 Cole
26 Tillson 16 Trotman
Exeter City Oakley on for Wheeler 45′,  Keohane on for Doherty 74′  and Grimes on for Oakley 53′
Plymouth Argyle Reid on for Hayes 61′, Young on for Bencherif 62′  and Harvey on for Alessandra  – 88′
Davies 56′ Gow 83′ Bennett 90′ Young 69′
Exeter City – Coles yellow card
Ref: Andre Marriner
Att: 5,700 (away 1289)
Match Stats
Possession 50% 50%
Shots 12 10
On target 6 6
Corners 7 2
Fouls 5 7


The thoughts of Paul Tisdale on the Club website:-

I’m very proud of the players, and of course I’m pleased with the win. t was a really good game actually – it sounds obviously to be so pleased when you’ve won, but I am.

I often support the merits of Arron Davies – often they are very subtle merits and people don’t always see them. But he left the left side and came into the middle, and that was a fantastic finish – and that should give him a world of confidence. He’s playing really well this year and it was symptomatic of a player on the top of his game.

It’s hard to [single anyone out] because the team were great. The whole day has gone very well. Everyone in an Exeter shirt is the winner today.50exeter_city_plymouth_argyle

Argyle’s manager John Shridan on their website said:-

The result is very hard to take,” he said. “I thought we played well. We were well in the game, throughout the game. They get the first goal, we equalise with a great goal from Youngy, and I’m thinking we’re the team that’s going on to win it. We looked very confident; we were passing it; and we were causing them problems.44exeter_city_plymouth_argyle

Then we just shoot ourselves in the foot. For the last five or ten minutes, we were all over the place. It was self-destruction, because it’s not a 3-1 game.

I was very disappointed with the last ten minutes. Ten minutes of madness. The decisions we made on the pitch were very poor. At 2-1 and with time to go, you still keep your shape and your discipline – there’s always a chance you might get an opportunity.

For 80 minutes, I thought we put in a really good performance, but at the end of the day we’ve lost again and that’s all I look at.

The 90 minutes in 90 seconds video

An alternative view from a Plymouth Argyle fan.


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