Tisdale on Draw with Wycombe: “They wanted it so much today”

press_pack_at_wycombeFinally, a point for the Grecians after 5 consecutive defeats. A hard fought and physical game where neither side shone particularly well. But a draw is a fair result.

Wycombe Wanderers 1 Exeter City 1
01 Ingram 01 Krysiak
02 McCoy Booked 02 Butterfield
11 Wood 03 Woodman
10 Bloomfield 07 Sercombe
05 Stewart 04 Bennett
30 Doherty 06 Coles
04 Scowen 32 Wheeler
08 Lewis 35 Gill
20 Craig 19 O’Flynn
07 Morgan 10 Gow
28 Knott 29 Grimes
Substitutes Substitutes
03 Dunne 05 Baldwin
06 Johnson 11 Davies
12 Cowan-Hall 14 Doherty
13 Horlock 20 Nichols
17 Morias 22 Keohane
22 Kretzschmar 25 Parkin
29 McClure 30 Pym
Goal Scorers
Wycombe Craig 10′
Exeter City Gow 81′
Wycombe Kretzschmar on for Scowen 71′, Cowan-Hall on for Craig 80′, McClure  on for Morgan – 76′
Exeter City Parkin  on for O’Flynn – 66, Davies  on for Wheeler – 76′
Wycombe Yellow cards for Scowen, McCoy and Kretzschmar booked
Ref: James Linington
Att: 2,357 of which 185 were away fans
50%  Possession 50%
 Shots on target
2  Shots off target 3
7  Corners 3
13  Fouls 11
3  Yellow cards 0
0  Red cards 0


Official Exeter City match report – http://www.exetercityfc.co.uk/fixtures-results/match-report
Wycombe’s official match report – http://www.wycombewanderers.co.uk/news/article/report-blues-1-1-exeter
90 seconds highlights on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SfG7uaMK2U&feature=youtu.be&a


Paul Tisdale after the match had this to say:-

It’s a positive point off the back of a poor run of results. We needed something tonight and we got it.

Arguably we put enough into the game that I don’t think we would have been lucky if we had won it.  We put a lot of effort into that and had a lot of positive play and did the pushing for most of the game.

It was unlucky – it’s not something I talk about very often.  It was a shot on goal from 25 yards out – it’s not lucky that they’re there, as we have allowed a shot.  But you don’t often get such a big, solid deflection that it leaves the goalkeeper stranded.

It was part of our preparation.  We’ve got our way and other teams have their way, and that’s how it can be and should be, and I’m comfortable with that. Sometimes it’s not always possible to beat teams your own way.  We had to go into the game ready for the battle and be up for it; it was a very combative game and I don’t think our players came out second best at all.  In many ways, we competed just as heavily if not more than they did.

I didn’t want us to beat them with just football.  I wanted us to match them first, and we did – so well done to the lads. They’re proper people and are desperate to do well for the team, themselves and the club. They wanted it so much today.

Gary Ainsworth interviewed after the game said:-ainsworth

First half I thought we were the better team by a long way. In the second half they (Exeter) smelled blood and got their equaliser.

It’s frustrating that we didn’t take our chances. It’s small margins! I thought we edged it. We were the ones that were forcing a win.