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Clinton: A Professional Job

8 November 2015

Grecians goal hero reacts to Didcot win

AFTER STRIKING his second goal for Exeter City, again in front of the TV cameras, Clinton Morrison was in a positive mood following the Grecians' 3-0 win over Didcot Town in the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Clinton opened the scoring before Tom Nichols and Alex Nicholls added the second and third goals, meaning it was a comprehensive win for City and an avoidance of a repeat of last season's shock upset at this stage.

"We need to have all of our games on TV!" Clinton joked. "All jokes aside, it was a good, professional job. Didcot had a go in the first half, and we didn't play as well as we can in that first period. You just have to stay in there, because in the second half we showed our class and in the end we deserved the win.

"It was a good pitch, good facilites - the changing rooms were probably better than the ones back home in Exeter, to be fair! The ground is definitely a bit different, but it had a good atmosphere, and we're pleased that we could send the fans home happy. It's all good - it brings in all the more money for the club.

"At half-time, the manager just told us that we were doing well and competing, but that we needed to use the ball better and make things happen. I think that as Didcot got more and more tired, we got better on the ball, and we started to do just that.

"The defence were good - I thought Troy [Brown] and Jordan [Moore-Taylor] were excellent today, and the whole back four with Macca [Jamie McAllister] and Arron Davies coming back in today, they were brilliant. They typified what we are all about; they were big strong and commanding. We knew that we had to compete - if you don't come to places like this and compete, you will get knocked out, as Salford City proved on Friday.

"A home draw would be nice now - hopefully we can get past this one and get a big team in the Third Round. It was a good result today, but we'd certainly prefer the next one to be at home."

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