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Jay: Very Happy With The Performance

30 September 2015

Two goal City star reacts to St. Luke's Cup win

MATT JAY lauded an emphatic Exeter City performance against what he described as a decent Plymouth Parkway outfit after the Grecians booked their place in the quarter-finals of the St. Luke's Cup.

It was the second time in just over a fortnight that Jay has netted a brace at St James Park, with the first having come in the 6-0 Under-21 Premier League Cup success against Southend United.

"It's certainly nice to score, and more importantly to get a win for the team," Matt said. "It's another two goals to my tally, which is good, but I feel that I could have had a few more, so I'll be back out on the training pitch to work on that. Overall though, I'm very happy with the performance."

Ollie Watkins got a hat-trick against the South West Peninsula League side, and again the tandem led City's scoring line.

"Me and Ollie have known each other and played together for a long time, and we don't really have to think about how we link up anymore," Matt said. "It's just become a natural thing. It was good to link up again, for Ollie to score his goals and for me to score mine, and that was great for ourselves as well as the team.

"Plymouth Parkway came out of the blocks very quickly - we were always expecting that they might try to get in our faces early, and that's what they did. They passed it well out from the back, but I just our fitness, style of play and experience got the better of them in the end. Full credit to them though - they weren't a bad outfit.

"Butts is really keen for us to go on and win this cup now. You want to win any competition that you're playing in, and that's the same as is the case with the Under-21s Premier League Cup. We have to keep this up, but we're certainly looking to win it."

The Grecians are next in action at Newport County for a Sky Bet League 2 fixture at Rodney Parade this weekend. For ticket info, click here.

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