Exeter City deflated by Bournemouth
PUBLISHED: 15:55 01 October 2010
Tisdale delighted with Yeovil win
EXETER City recorded another great win over West Country rivals Yeovil Town.
Having beaten them in the Johnstone Paint Trophy, this one earned three valuable points as City beat the Glovers by the same 3-1 score line and moved up to eighth position in League One with 13 points and just four points off the pace of the league leaders Brighton.
Richard Logan scored twice, putting the Grecians in front with a neat finish from Scott Golbourne’s cross to give Exeter a half-time lead.
Glovers’ substitute, Sam Williams levelled for the hosts after the break when he headed in Gavin Williams’ free-kick. As with the cup game, 60 seconds later, Logan put Exeter back in front with a low shot and Ryan Harley tapped in a third on 75 minutes to make it five games unbeaten for City.
Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton bemoaned his team’s performance as the defeat leaves the Glovers just one place above the relegation zone, having conceded 17 goals in eight games.
Grecian’s boss Paul Tisdale admitted he was delighted with his side’s showing at Huish Park and he said: “I’m very pleased for three points, especially the way we did it, with Yeovil equalising and us coming straight back. It was a really good game. At times they had more possession, but didn’t hurt us. It was an intriguing battle and we weathered good bits of play from them. I’m very pleased we came out on top. A terrific game and terrific atmosphere, we had such great away support. We’re not hiding the fact we want to play attacking football, but that means we’re inevitably conceding goals. But we looked a good unit and I’m a very happy manager.”
● On Tuesday evening, the Grecians travelled to Dean Court to compete in a League One fixture with AFC Bournemouth.
Unfortunately for City fans, a 3-0 defeat put an end to the recent run of form, as Bournemouth, right from the kick off, set about demolishing the Grecian game plan.
Bournemouth were worthy winners and move up to second place in the table and Exeter down to 11th.
l This Saturday it’s back to St James Park with the visitors being Rochdale and this will be a big test on how they can react to Tuesdays setback. Rochdale are unbeaten in their last six games.
l Anyone interested in following City on their travels we have a coach leaving Sidmouth for all away games and for more details please contact Di Lee on (01395) 577567.
l East Devon Grecians: http://www.eastdevongrecians.com/ or phone (01395) 515552.
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