Dawson: “We chased the game too much”

City man left lamenting defeat

Following Exeter City’s 2-0 defeat to Morecambe – courtesy of two Kevin Ellison goals – defender Aaron Dawson discussed the disappointment of the result, considering that the Grecians had been on top for much of the first half.

Ellison’s first goal went in within a minute of the restart and the mood around the Globe Arena palpably changed in favour of the home side.  The right-back admitted that the Grecians got a little desperate in chasing the game, which ultimately only played into the hands of the hosts.

“It is a big disappointment because I think we were in control in the first half,” said Dawson.  “If the goal doesn’t go in so early in the second half, I think we could have gone on to win.

“After the goal went in, we were chasing the game and then we didn’t play well.  At one-nil down we were giving the ball away too easily which is disappointing.

“In the second half we set out to carry on the way we were playing, because we had been doing really well.  Once the goal went in, we still should have tried to carry on the same way we were playing, but I think we tried to chase the game too much.

“The game swung a bit when they went one-nil up and their fans got right behind them which makes it a bit harder, but that’s no excuse – we should have done better.”

City have the chance to go again next weekend when York City are visitors at St James Park in Sky Bet League 2, and Dawson is hoping to expunge the memory of the Globe Arena by continuing the 100 per cent home record in the league this season.

He concluded: “We’ll be trying to bounce back straight away now against York next week, and trying to keep the home run going by getting all three points.”