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Tis: We Shouldn't Have Squandered That Lead

11 October 2015

City boss reacts to Stevenage draw

EXETER CITY manager Paul Tisdale said that Stevenage deserved their point but admitted his disappointment at the manner in which his Grecians players conceded goals against Stevenage live on Sky at St James Park.

"It's always particularly disappointing when you concede an injury-time equaliser. I suppose that over the course of the game I was a little disappointed with how we played, so I suppose that Stevenage deserved their point. When you're two goals up in a game - and to give credit to Teddy and his team, who played some really good football in the last half-an-hour of the first half - we shouldn't have squandered it.

"Stevenage played well, and we made a couple of errors. We should have done better with the corner for the second goal, and could probably have stopped that free-kick for the first too. It's about the set-pieces, and I'd put the third one down to a set-piece as well - it was our throw-in, with seconds to go, and five seconds after we'd taken it the ball ended up in our net. It's that kind of simplicity that you have to be good at.

"David Wheeler's second was a terrific goal. Clinton's was outstanding, and the third goal was a splendid goal too. It doesn't feel particularly great at the moment - we lost a 1-0 lead away at Newport last week and we've lost a lead today. Picking up two points from these two games doesn't quite feel good enough, but it's a long season, and to put a positive spin on it, there's a long way ahead yet."

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