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💬 Nicky Law: "We looked like the only side that was going to win it."

City's midfielder reflects on yesterday's win over Stevenage

11 August 2019

Nicky Law says Exeter City have shown a lot of character in the opening weeks of the season to score two late goals and earn six points.

Nicky got the winning goal against Stevenage on Saturday thanks to a superb first-time finish into the bottom corner from 20 yards out. It follows up on Ryan Bowman’s late winner against Macclesfield on the opening day.

“It says a lot about our character,” said Nicky. “I think the manager will be pleased with the first two games and, as you say, with the character to stay in the game. I think that was the biggest thing.

“We knew Stevenage were going to start fast, having had a disappointing result last week and it being their first home game of the season and they did to be fair to them. They will be a decent side this year, I am sure of that, but our character was good.

"I think we looked like the only side that was going to win it. We were pushing in the last 20 to 25 minutes and we had a few half chances, a few penalty shouts. I think there is still a big improvement to come from us in terms of an attacking sense as a team but the character can’t be questioned and it is something we will be looking to build on and push on right the way through to the end of the season.”

Nicky says defensively City were very good at the weekend but sees the room for improvement coming in an attacking sense.

"It was quite an even game really,” he said. “We were very solid in our shape. Defensively we were very sound. It was probably similar to last week. I think there is a lot of improvement from us still to come in an attacking sense at the moment, but I think as a defensive unit right from the top, through the middle and all the way to the back we are looking very solid.

“We were thankful to Lewis (Ward) early on for a great save but other than that I don’t think he was tested too much. I don’t think their keeper was overly tested but we certainly had the better of it, especially in the second half, when we made a few adjustments by the manager.

"That made for a more comfortable second half. It was probably one of those one-nil, either way games, but I am obviously delighted for us that for the second week in a row we have managed to steal it late.”


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