Tis: We Can't Complain

Grecians boss reacts to Carlisle defeat

EXETER CITY manager Paul Tisdale reflected on 'a game of two halves' after Carlisle got a winner ten minutes from time at Brunton Park.

19-year-old Newcastle United loanee Alex Gilliead struck the only goal in a 1-0 win for the Cumbrians, meaning the Grecians and their fans made the long journey home without a point to show for their journey.

"It was a game of a two halves, it really was," Tis said. "We certainly had the first half in terms of creating chances, but we didn’t take them. They got on top and altered their game in the second half, and the irony was that their goal came in a counter-attack from our corner.

"We can't complain - we had some really good chances, and opportunities which we couldn't turn into chances, but we couldn't put the ball into the back of the net. When you're away from home, if you have the lion's share of the attacking space, which we did in the first half, you are running the risk of what happened today.

"You aren't going to get that for ninety minutes - professional players under a professional manager are going to sort things out and change it, but I don't think the players undersold themselves. They tried hard, and came up with some good moves in the first half, but we fell just short in the end."