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💬 Jake Taylor: "We wanted the three points but, fair play to Morecambe, they defended really well."

City captain takes positives out of draw with Morecambe

12 January 2019

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Jake Taylor admitted there were plenty of positives to take from Exeter City’s performance against Morecambe even if they were not able to break the Shrimps down to record a win.


The Grecians came closest to breaking the deadlock when Pierce Sweeney thundered a shot towards the top corner that was tipped onto the crossbar by Moreambe shot-stopper Mark Halstead. However, they had to be content with a point in the end, despite dominating the possession and territory for large spells.  

“I think there are always positives that you can take from the game,” said Jake. “Yes, we wanted the three points but, fair play to Morecambe, they defended really well and we couldn’t break them down.  

“However, I think if you look at the last two games that were similar to that, against Grimsby and Macclesfield, it is good that we kept a clean sheet and took something from the match and we continue our good run of form going into the next few games. 

“For the majority of the game we were attacking but we needed to be very good at making sure that they didn’t have too many opportunities.” 

It was, in the end, a frustrating day for City as they didn’t create too many clear cut opportunities to score, with only a glancing header from Dean Moxey that went just wide looking like it was going to break the deadlock in the second half.  

“We didn’t have too many clear cut chances,” said Jake. “There were lots of bodies in the box – as there has been in the last few games – but it is important that we continue working on different ways to break through teams in training and I am sure in the games coming up we will find ways to break through teams like this. 

“Before the break we were in a fantastic run of form, with four wins out of five and this is now another game were we pick up a point. There are lots of important games coming up in the next month or so and it is important that we continue to get points along the way and see where we are come the end of the season.”

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