Paul Tisdale talks to Player post-Fleetwood
After seeing his side draw 2-2 against a strong Fleetwood Town outfit, Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale was happy with the Grecians’ performance after twice coming from behind.
Jamie Cureton rounded off a slick passing move and John O’Flynn planted a firm penalty – both of which were equalisers for the hosts after Steve McNulty and Barry Nicholson had twice given the Cod Army the lead. But Tis was insistent that there was only one team that was likely to come out on top.
He told Kirky: “It was a fantastic game of football, and if you look at the way we played in the second half and the way it was going, I think we were looking to win the game. If it had gone on any longer, I think we would have done.
An unchanged side meant that Alan Gow lined up behind strikers Cureton and O’Flynn, and Tis felt that having the Scotsman at the peak of the diamond in midfield brought in positives which firmly outweighed any negatives. Indeed, Gow’s link-up play was a feature of many of the Grecians’ attacking moves, including laying in Cureton for the first leveller.
He continued, “You can’t go into a game and not be open playing that way [diamond midfield], but it brings you other advantages. We scored a goal playing that way in the first half to make it 1-1. There are pros and cons to everything.”
Click here to view Paul’s full post-match interview on Grecian Player, where he talks about Cureton’s strike, the penalty-claim that wasn’t given, and a look forward to visiting Valley Parade to face Bradford next Saturday.