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"We have had plenty of chances and their keeper has made some fantastic saves but it is a point in the right direction"

Jake Taylor on City's 2-2 draw at home to Crawley Town

21 April 2018

Jake Taylor admitted the Exeter City players were slightly disappointed not to come away with all three points from their match with Crawley Town having created plenty of opportunities.

Taylor himself forced Crawley Town keeper Glenn Morris into a couple of good saves before the visitors took the lead against the run of play when Enzio Boldewijn latched on to Lewis Young pass to fire home.

The Grecians responded well though and got back on level terms through Jayden Stockley, who then powered them in front 12 minutes into the second half.

However, Crawley responded with a Josh Yorwerth header to equalize again and, although City rattled the crossbar through Stockley and created numerous other good chances, the Grecians could not find a winner. 

“Obviously we are a little bit disappointed,” said Jake. “We have had plenty of chances. I think their keeper has made some fantastic saves but it is a point in the right direction. We have got two massive games to go and we will be looking to get two wins. We are looking forward. We won’t be dwelling too much on this result and we will be getting ready for the next game.

“Sometimes you have these days in football, but it shows we are creating opportunities.

“If we were not creating chances or making their keeper work hard then we would be worried. However, we have scored two goals, we have created a lot of chances and, unfortunately, it didn’t quite go in for us.”

Jake also praised the support the team got from the Thatchers Big Bank. On a hot day at St James Park he said that made a big difference to them.

“They were fantastic all day and it helps so much,” he said. “When there are a few tired bodies out there and you hear them signing it does urge you on.

“We have got two more games to go and we need them as much as possible and we really appreciate their support and hopefully we can give something back to them this season.”

The result moves the Grecians a point off third-placed Wycombe, who were beaten 4-0 at home to Accrington Stanley, with two games to go.

 “We have been on a really good run and it is exciting times for everyone involved in the football club,” added Jake. “It is what you want to be involved in, with two games to go and promotion there for us if we want it. We will dust ourselves off, have a good week’s training and go into the Stevenage game full of confidence.

“Our away fans have been fantastic all year. We have had some really good away days so far this season so let’s hope Stevenage is another one.”


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