Grecians celebrate back to back wins
Following last Saturday’s emphatic 3-0 win victory at the home of Accrington Stanley, Grecian supporters over the weekend were able to the celebrate two back to back away wins which place their club in sixth position in the League Two table, writes Gareth Hughes.
At the start of the season the games come thick and fast and it now seems a long time since the first home game and the result that appears to have been a wake up call for the team.
It was a sweet win given that Accrington had won both of their opening two fixtures and had yet to concede in League 2 this season. Not since Notts County and Charlton were put to the sword in successive Saturdays back in February 2011 have City chalked up two victories in a row on the road and they certainly deserved to be three goal winners against the home side. Manager Paul Tisdale commented after the game: “It’s still early and who will be the main teams in the league is still being sorted out but that was an immaculate performance that bodes well.”
A more subdued Accrington manager Paul Cook said: “I have no complaints, the best team won and we will have to learn from our mistakes. We huffed and puffed but never really got near.”
Alan Gow, who impressed on loan near the end of last season, scored two superb solo goals opening the scoring from the edge of the area in the 14th minute.
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And, after 54 minutes, he tricked his way through on the left, got past the home defence and scored from the tightest of angles to seal a second successive win for Exeter and a goal already worth a nomination for goal of the season.
The third goal was provided by Guillem Bauza in stoppage time when Liam Sercombe sent in a right-footed cross which O’Flynn headed down for Bauza to tap in on the line. The goal made up for the penalty miss by Bauza which was rightly awarded when Scot Bennett was upended in the penalty box after joining an attack from his defensive midfield position. Whilst the penalty appeared to be well struck, the Accrington keeper was able to get to the ball and push it around his post. Overall there was good news all around the pitch with the defence looking solid, midfield fluid, the strikers clearly working well and a very strong performance from the whole team.
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?This Saturday, it’s home to Burton Albion who have won one and lost two games, one at home and one away. They have scored six goals and conceded six, and ahead of the season it was reported that they probably have the best strike force in the division in Calvin Zola, Justin Richards, Billy Kee and Adi Yussuf.
The match is at St James Park- where it will be another test for the new City team. Come on you Reds!
?East Devon Grecians are always keen to hear from those interested in learning more about us, and hopefully joining the group.
Check out our website http://www.eastdevongrecians.com/ or phone 01395 515552.
?On the September 8, EDG are arranging coach travel to Oxford United and for more details please contact Di Lee on 01395 577567.
?On Monday, September 3, City keeper Rhys Evans will be visiting the EDGs at the War Memorial Club for an organised curry evening. Everyone is welcome and to book your place please phone Di Lee.