Bennett hails tactical approach
Grecians man Scot Bennett lauded the gameplan and the way the Exeter City team executed it as a unit as they triumphed 2-1 at Fleetwood.
Artur Krysiak was rarely truly threatened until Matty Blair put the Cod Army ahead, and by sticking to the plan that had seen City dictate a lot of the play, the Grecians came out on top when Bennett scored twice within five minutes during the second half.
Bennett said: “The performance that we put in was what we had worked on. We looked at how they played and set up with a gameplan and I think it worked brilliantly. We soaked up a bit of pressure and they created a few chances, but I think we were always in the game and always had a chance of going on to win.
“Last week we didn’t get out the box quick enough and then we didn’t quite get into our stride and didn’t build into the performance we were hoping to get. But today, right from the first whistle we planned it and we executed it brilliantly.
“Fleetwood had a few chances but there were only one or two that really troubled us. Artur pulled off two good saves and they got their goal – but other than that they were long-range efforts or headers that weren’t going to cause us problems. We did well to keep their chances down to a minimum.
“I think if you play football in the right way like Tis wants us to play, a lot of teams can’t live with you – so hopefully that carries on for the rest of the season.”
Bennett’s equaliser and winner were finished with the confidence and aptitude of a career-hardened striker – and the 22-year-old was pleased with the service he got when he led the line for the final half-hour of the game.
“I found myself up front with 30 minutes to go – Tis put me up there and Gow played two great balls into me,” he continued.
“The first one I managed to take away from the defender and slot it in, and for the second I was just stretching and hoping I can get there, and it’s ended up where we wanted it.”
With the Devon Derby on the horizon against Plymouth Argyle at St James Park, Bennett felt the result was a great way to go into that fixture.
“That takes us into the Plymouth game ready to go,” he concluded. “That’s another big game for us and hopefully we can pick up three points again.
“It’s a big game for the local lads. We want to win it for the fans because it’s a massive game, and the points are definitely important too.”