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Tis: An Unusual Afternoon

13 March 2016

Grecians boss reacts to Carlisle draw

EXETER CITY manager Paul Tisdale said that the delay to proceedings at St James Park benefitted the visitors after the Grecians drew 2-2 with Carlisle United.

After Jayden Stockley had handed City an early lead, the match was halted following a fire scare in the Stagecoach Stand. Once things got back under way, the Grecians were unable to make their early advantage count.

"It was an unusual afternoon," Paul said. "Not one I've had before, but the delay didn't really help us much. We had made a really good start to the game, and looking at this from the viewpoint of the away manager, he's seen his team outplayed for the first ten minutes but been given a chance to regroup. As they came back out, they changed their setup and they were back in the game. All that being said, we did pretty well today; I'm pleased with the way the players played, and we're very disappointed not to have put it to bed.

"We discussed their corners, but we didn't quite manage to keep it out. Jayden Stockley had a great chance to make it 3-1. All in all, we're really disappointed, having started well today. I think we've missed an opportunity. I thought Jordan Moore-Taylor was the standout player for us by a considerable distance - he had another top game for us today."

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