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Jake Taylor: It was a special moment to score in front of travelling fans at Accrington Stanley

22 August 2016

Exeter City winger pleased to get winner at Wham Stadium

Jake Taylor says it was a special feeling to score in front of the Exeter City fans that made the trip up to Accrington Stanley on Satutrday.

Taylor volleyed home the winner in the 72nd minute at the Wham Stadium, his eighth goal in City colours, to give the Grecians their first win of the season.

Exeter were backed by a loyal following of 111 fans at Accrington on Saturday and Taylor said the goal was made that much sweeter because he scored it in front of the stand where they were stood.

Speaking about his goal, Taylor said: “I remember Simmo (Rob Simpson) going down the left and I was thinking ‘please, just over hit your cross a little bit’ and it came to me and I thought ‘just try and hit the target’ and thankfully it flew past the keeper and there is no better feeling.

“It was more instinct (than having to think about it too much) and luckily I got a good connection on it. It was probably a side-footed volley. Sometimes if you try and strike it too hard you can lose the accuracy. It was nice to just keep my head over it, hit the target and thankfully it went in.

“To see it hit the back of the net in front of our fans that travelled up here was a special feeling.”

Taylor added that it was great to get the Grecians off the mark in League Two this season and hoped it would provide the team with the boost they need to push on – starting with Hull City at home in the League Cup on Tuesday.

“We haven’t started the greatest, but a win on Saturday and in the fashion we did it probably makes it that little bit sweeter,” he said. “It is nice to get our first win and hopefully we can start pushing on now.

“It was a tough game and we knew it was important for us to come away with at least something from the match and to get three points was fantastic. We are now looking forward to the up and coming games now and progressing.”

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