Tis: A strong performance

Exeter City manager, Paul Tisdale, praised a “strong performance” from his side as they ran out 3-0 winners at St James Park to stay top of Sky Bet League Two.

First half goals from Jordan Tillson and Jake Taylor and a second half finish from Jayden Stockley secured the win for the Grecians who looked comfortable throughout the match in a controlled display.

Following the result, Tis said: “It was a strong performance and a fabulous result.

“They’re all on their game at the moment, they’re playing as a team and when you’re playing well as a team you find that you can add that five yards, that bit of sharpness and that bit of speed to the ball and make your own game look better.”

The City boss also praised the performance of midfielder Jordan Tillson who scored his first goal of the season as he got City up and running in the first half as well as turning out an impressive display.

Tis continued: “He was in there (the box) and we kept the play and stopped them from clearing it. That’s what happens, the ball falls to you sometimes. He’s done particularly well and he is not different to all the others.”

City fielded an unchanged starting line-up for the fifth consecutive time, and Tis admits it is a real positive to have a consistent side. 

He said: “It’s a real luxury to do that because when it comes to the next game you’ve got fewer things to discuss, and sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all. The team are doing well, they’re fit, they’re in form.”

With that said, the Grecians have a number of players who will be hoping to push for a starting place in the coming weeks, and Tis said they all have a job to do if they wish to force themselves into the team.

He continued: “We are still waiting for Dean Moxey and Jayden Stockley, Hiram Boateng and other players who are all not quite up to speed in terms of match fitness. They’ve got a big challenge to find a way into the team because everyone who is playing at the moment is on top of their game, and I’m more than happy to let that continue."