Tisdale on York City Draw: “I’m really disappointed”

Exeter City finished Saturday’s game with York City in 21st place in League 2 after a 1-1 draw. With four  games played, the Grecians are still without a win after 2 home draws and 2 away defeats.

Having held the lead for 74 minutes, from a Wheeler header, Rowe equalised for the Minstermen in the 82nd minute. York City also remain without a win, having drawn all of their 4 games.

Paul Tisdale speaking after the game said:-

I’d love to be here talking after having got three points. We were only shy of that by a disappointing goal from a set piece, which I warned them about before the game.  Three points is so important – really important – and I’m really disappointed.  But I’m really tisdale2proud of how they played today.

We need the three points desperately for everyone’s peace of mind.  It feels like the season has started a month too soon for us.  It’s going to be difficult but we’ve got to stick with it and eke out every point we can at the moment because there’s a long season ahead of us.  Every point makes a difference.

Today was a simple instruction – it was to play in the opposition’s half and play forward. I put two big bodies up there in Graham [Cummins] and Scot [Bennett] and we played there.

We were delivering forward today and it seemed like a good idea to put Matt Oakley in a position where he could be behind the ball to put the ball at his feet in good areas, and we wanted Scot Bennett on the end of things.

Exeweb sponsored David Wheeler was also disappointed at not getting 3 points. Speaking to Grecian Player he said:-

I’m pleased [to get a goal], and it was my first League start as well so I’m really chuffed to play the full 90 as well.  On that, I’m really pleased.  But I’m so frustrated with the end result.wheeler_at_oxford

It’s frustrating because I felt like we deserved it and a lot of the team had really good games.  The team as a collective was very organised and strong for most of the team, and it was just one set piece.

I didn’t feel like they had too much of a threat for the whole game – defensively we had been really solid.

It was a good delivery, but at the same time we set off to prevent goals from set pieces.  Any team will say that one of the most frustrating ways to concede a goal is through a set piece – and so late on as well.

Exeter’s next game is away to Northampton Town, next Saturday 30th September 2014, 3pm kick off.

Match highlights from You Tube

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