Troy: We Should Have Won The Game

Grecians defender reacts to Newport point

EXETER CITY defender Troy Brown insisted that the Grecians should have left Rodney Parade with all three points.

Lenell John-Lewis equalised for Newport after Joel Grant had put the Grecians ahead, but Troy felt that City were more than worthy of leaving Wales with the win.

"Those are the type of games that we should be winning," he said. "We came here and dominated, in not too dissimilar a way to the Accrington and Wycombe games recently. We've had a couple of chances, perhaps not as clear-cut as in the previous games, but at times there were chances for an extra pass or a shot at goal and we haven't taken them. It was a disappointing result for us.

"Newport have obviously had a lift, with the takeover of their club. It was a similar takeover to what happened at Exeter City all those years ago. They've got in a new manager, and that will always give them a lift, but that wasn't really a factor in why we didn't win the game. I felt that we should have won the game, because we dominated it.

"There were a couple of good blocks from us towards the end, but unfortunately one of them led to Newport's goal. The lads are always there for the cause, and there's never been any doubt that they will always put their bodies on the line, and that's every single defender that we have here. That is great to see, but we should be putting these kinds of games to bed and picking up the three points."

Next on the agenda for City is the Johnstone's Paint Trophy trip to Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday evening, one which Troy hopes to be involved in.

"It's a big game, and you always want to be involved in games like that," he said. "We'll see how it goes."

The Grecians are next in action in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy second round against Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Tuesday evening. Ticket info is here, and here is further info for travelling fans.