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19 March 2016

Grecians boss reacts to Meadow Lane success

EXETER CITY manager Paul Tisdale hailed five games unbeaten by his Grecians side after they won 4-1 at Meadow Lane against Notts County.

Jayden Stockley, Jake Taylor, Ollie Watkins and Christian Ribeiro scored the goals that sealed the points for City, and the manager was pleased with a solid performance from his men.

"I'm very pleased," Paul said. "We were very solid and disciplined with most of the things that we did. It was a good scoreline for us, and we had a bit of breathing space in the last ten minutes, but I really liked our purpose and our connection. I thought at half-time that if we were disciplined and didn't overdo it, then we'd have a very good chance. We've had continuity in the side over the last few games, and the same team started again today. That's the rhythm that we haven't had throughout the season. I wasn't making substitutions to alter the performance, I was just doing it for tactical reasons.

"It's nice when a sub comes on and scores straight away. You might have noticed that we changed the shape at the point, and Jake was the right player for that role. It was a lovely finish from him. Lee [Holmes] has put two or three crosses in for the type of goal which Jayden [Stockley] scored in the first half; we have to keep giving him the ball. You wouldn't get a better combination between a striker and a winger.

"We're still in there, despite the results today. We can only do our best. You never know. The biggest problem is the number between us and seventh - it's not a direct race between us and them. We just have to concentrate on playing, and that's five unbeaten for us now."

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