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Butts: Win Keeps Our Momentum Going

5 March 2016

Grecians player-coach reacts to Cambridge win

EXETER CITY player-coach Danny Butterfield spoke to the press following this afternoon's 1-0 away win at Cambridge United.

Ollie Watkins' goal was the difference between the sides at the Abbey Stadium, making it two away wins and clean sheets on the bounce for the Grecians in Sky Bet League 2.

"It keeps our momentum going," Danny said. "I thought that we finished strongly against Portsmouth, and we took that into today's game. The message from the manager at half-time today was that we needed to continue the things that we were doing well in the first half, and just be more clinical in front of goal. We did have plenty of opportunities in the second half to get more goals, but Ollie scored to get us the reward for our good play.

"Ollie's a good player - he's had a great week, but of course he's still got things to learn. He's a great kid and he wanted to play today, which is the right attitude to have. It was a great all-round performance from him today; he put the ball in the back of the net, but he also worked hard and tracked the action. That was an Exeter City performance today, for sure. He's obviously got great natural ability - he can go past people with ease, and he's a strong, powerful athlete. I think that he's got a bright future as long as he keeps his feet on the ground.

"As a team, we defended very resolutely. Cambridge had a five or ten-minute spell in the second half, but all in all I thought it was a great team performance. We had more chances than they did, and as an away team, that's something that makes you feel that you deserved the win. We know that we're a couple of results away from where we want to be, but we can only focus on the next game, which is Carlisle at home. They're another team in and around us who are pushing for the play-offs, and if we can beat them, who knows, we may have a decent season."

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