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💬 Ben Seymour: "It was an amazing feeling"

Ben Seymour discusses the 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient

14 September 2019

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Exeter City forward Ben Seymour labelled his league debut as an amazing feeling as he came off the bench to win a penalty and help the Grecians earn a late draw at St James Park.

City had to come from behind after Pierce Sweeney’s early goal was cancelled out by Lee Angol, before Louis Dennis converted in the second half. But Ben came off the bench to win the spot-kick for Nicky Law to fire home.

Following the match, Ben said: “It was an amazing feeling, I’m overwhelmed by the impact that I managed to make on my league debut. The team were so dominant, and I thought we were going to get the win at the end.

“I felt it was definitely a penalty, and I got up thinking: ‘I want to take this, actually, I’m not on loan now, so I’ve got to let Nicky take it.’ You don’t really doubt Nicky, he’s always going to put it in the back of the net.”

Having dominated large spells of the match, particularly in the latter stages, Ben felt City had created enough to take all three points.

He explained: “Towards the end of the game we were very dominant, don’t get me wrong, they did cause us some problems, but I felt that we could have got over the line.”

The Grecians now set their sights on another home game on Tuesday night as they welcome Port Vale to Devon, and Ben says City will be looking to continue some positive momentum.

“Momentum is everything in football, it stops us going into Tuesday after a loss,” said Ben. “But we’ve got to pick ourselves back up now and keep that unbeaten run going, and we’ll be aiming for the three points on Tuesday.”


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