Alex Fisher was delighted to score against Cambridge United in the FA Cup for the second time in two weeks as Exeter City progressed into the second round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win on Tuesday night.
“First and foremost, huge credit to the whole team – a strong defensive display that allowed us to get a foothold and build on that," said Alex. "Huge credit to Ben Seymour for his contribution for that too, because he’s done ever so well to get the ball in the right area.
"It was a very strong team performance today, too. I know sometimes it might not be the most entertaining football from time to time, but when a team sits in as deep as they do it can be really hard to break down. I’m delighted to get the goal in the end that was the difference.”
Alex was quick to credit the strength of City’s attacking depth, citing competition for places as a significant factor in creating good performances on the pitch.
“We’ve got a good quartet up front," he said. "And with Nicky Ajose coming back soon as well so there’s a lot of competition for places and I think that’s probably the key factor in driving good performances, because nobody can rest on their laurels.
"It’s the magic of the FA Cup – it’s a great competition, we don’t look past the next fixture though. First and foremost, we have Crawley on Saturday and that’s a very big league fixture for us, obviously after that it’s Hartlepool so we’ll take that when it comes. Obviously, a cup run would be fantastic for the club and for the fans as well.”
The City man was also delighted to have contributed to the team performance with a goal that was the icing on the cake of a battling, determined performance against a resolute Cambridge backline.
“It was nice to get the goal, I feel I could have been a bit more reliable at times today but sometimes you have to play what’s in front of you, and once the goal had gone in it was one of those games where it was about putting them under as much pressure as consistently as I could, it was a strong defensive display from the back and in the midfield too and you know if you put them under pressure they (the rest of the side) were there to eat it up.”