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💬 Jack Stacey: "That was my only goal for Exeter. Maybe I was just waiting for the 94th minute to score."

Jack Stacey talks about his season on loan at St James Park

18 May 2020

Former Exeter City player Jack Stacey talked about his season on loan with the Grecians in 2016/17.

The Reading Academy graduate, who his now playing in the Premier League with Bournemouth, has an eventful campaign on loan at St James Park in 2016/17 with the club going through an injury crisis in the first few months he was here. It meant that by November, City were bottom of Sky Bet League Two, but Jack and his teammates battled back to finish in the play-off places that season where Jack scored his one and only goal for the club - a 94th minute winner in the second leg of the semi-final against Carlisle. 

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Speaking about that goal, which was three years ago to the day, Jack said: “If I look back at the game now, I think ‘where am I going there’, but it was just one of those things where everything came together. Jake did really well and showed great composure, even in the 94th minute, to find me with a perfectly weighted pass and then the rest was history. I have almost forgot the actual moment because I have watched it back so many times, but what a moment.

“That was my only goal for Exeter. I had hit the post a couple of times and had one disallowed so I felt like I was due a goal. I almost felt like I hadn’t contributed as much as a could because I felt like I could get goals, but maybe I was just waiting for that 94th minute to score.”

Talking about the celebrations, Jack added: “I just ran into the crowd and everybody else was just running around. I remember seeing the video of Tis (Paul Tisdale) celebrating as well. He was normally so cool and composed, everything about him from the way he dressed to the way he handled every situation, but even he was sprinting up and down the touchline. So when I watch that back I thought ‘yes, that was something big, to get him to do that.’"

Watch the full interview with Jack below:

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