Grecians fans enjoy league double
PUBLISHED: 21:14 26 November 2010
Winning 1-0 at Huddersfield last Saturday was a super early Christmas present, especially for the travelling fans who made the long trip from Sidmouth.
Not only was it was a great three points but the manner of the victory warmed the fans in the northern climes. The victory against the much-fancied Terriers was the third successive victory for the Grecians and, for Di Lee, the East Devon Grecians travel organiser, it was " up in there in her top 10 of best games, and "worth every mile and every minute of the journey"
As this was only Huddersfield's second defeat of the season, it probably puts this win into context and for those who like to back winners, the real money will have been on a home win. That's, of course, without taking into account the determination, fighting spirit and the absolute will to win of Paul Tisdale's men.
There was some magnificent defending as City went ahead after 37th minute rocket header from Richard Duffy. After the game the Grecian manager enthused "It was a big win for us and we certainly had to work hard for it in what was a long, long game. Although we weren't planning to hang on, we were forced into it by their play and the players gave absolutely everything. I hope the fans enjoyed it because we did, we're beginning to have better away form this year and I'm glad that those that were here, were here to see it."
City keeper Arthur Krysiak who has recently replaced Paul Jones as the current number one keeper choice, earned more plaudits from fans and played with great confidence and was described as magnificent.
The win moved City up to a respectable 12th and on Tuesday it was on their travels again, back north to Oldham Athletic. Prior to the game Oldham occupied seventh place in the League 1 table.
The Oldham game again had it all and a bit more too! City were 3-0 behind in a very poor first half after conceding goals in the 8th, 17th and 42nd minutes. Then came the fight back and, as poor as the first half had been, the second half was magnificent with three goals in the 77th, 85th and 89th minutes! Logan, Nardiello and Cureton were the scorers in another magnificent, pulsating, magical and breathtaking second half.
This was a fight back of epic proportions. Exeter are now in 11th place with 26 points, and only 3 points off play off position! Brilliant stuff.
●The next game for Exeter will be away to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday, November 30, in the St Johnstone's Trophy and looks like it could be a real belter, and well worth the trip up the M5.
Come on you Reds and Wembley here we come.
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