Exeter City winger taking positives from match going into game against PortsmouthExeter City winger Jake Taylor says there were lots of positives to take from Tuesday night’s match with Hull City heading into this weekend’s fixture with Portsmouth.
The Grecians lost 3-1 to the Tigers in the EFL Cup, but more than matched their Premier League opponents for large spells of the game.
Added to the fact that Paul Tisdale made five changes to the side, with a Saturday’s home match with Portsmouth in mind, Taylor says it shows they have good strength in depth in the side and are starting to play with a bit of confidence.
“I think we played some really good stuff,” he said. “After the weekend (when City beat Accrington 2-1 away) there was a lot of confidence and we passed the ball around really well.
“Hull did also, because they had some top, top players, but we have played against a top Premier League team, who have won their first two games, and I thought we held our own for large parts of the game. We will take those positives into the game on Saturday and hopefully get some more points on the board in the league now.”
Taylor scored against Hull, giving City the lead with a thunderous shot in the 24th minute. Speaking about his goal, he said: “It was one of my better strikes to be fair. The ball bounced and I managed to get my foot on it and went towards goals and I thought ‘why not have a hit’ and thankfully it went in the top corner which was a really good feeling.
“It was not something I have done too often to be honest; scoring from outside the box let alone with my left foot into the top corner. It was a lovely feeling and it was good to go 1-0 up.
“It was obviously disappointed to score and then concede so quickly afterwards, but I thought the boys played some really good stuff and put in a really good shift. It just wasn’t quite good enough in the end I don’t think.”
Tickets for the match against Portsmouth are still on sale. The game kicks-off at 3pm on Saturday and it is expected to be the second biggest home league attendance of the season at St James Park.
Fans are also reminded that the home game following the Portsmouth match is the Devon derby against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, September 17, at 1pm. This is an all-ticket game, meaning that there will be no ticket sales on matchday and fans must be registered on the club’s database to purchase tickets.
If you are not already registered the easiest way to do so is to come into the club’s reception with ID and proof of address. This can be done and the Portsmouth game and you can purchase your ticket for the Devon derby there and then.
You can also register on the online. If you are unsure if you are registered, please contact the club by ringing 01392 411243 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.