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15:55 19 October 2012

East Devon Grecians

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Exeter City fortunately still sit in 7th place and in the play off zone after last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Northampton.

This was the fourth game lost out of the last five played and after an impressive run of away games this will be disappointing for Grecian fans. The saving grace is that when the team gets back to winning ways, hopefully this weekend, they will still be challenging for the top places!

Whilst there is disappointment in the poor run of form, the positives are that we still have plenty of games to go and many fans will agree that this team is possibly one of the best on paper that has been seen for over the last two to three years.

Manager Paul Tisdale is also not one to panic. After the game his observations were: “Watching the game I still think we could have got a result, but essentially it’s down to goals and goals conceded and we certainly came on the wrong side of that. Our passing and attacking was very good but it doesn’t really matter about that because we haven’t defended well enough and that’s what has cost us. I’m not going to complain too much because we’ve won four out of six away from home and my job now is to make sure we’re effective and keep improving over the next 30-odd matches. It’s about the goals we conceded today, more so than the goals we could have scored. We should’ve done better defensively.”

For Northampton it was a return to winning ways, and in the first half City couldn’t really settle into their familiar rhythm and as one fan commented: “Northampton just hassled and hassled which turned the game into a very scrappy affair”.

After an initial period of pressure from the home side, City almost took the lead after opening up the Cobblers’ defence, with John O’Flynn glancing Craig Woodman’s effort just wide from six yards.

At the other end a defensive clearance fell to Adebayo Akinfenwa and he chested it down before unleashing a thunderbolt of a volley that beat goalkeeper Rhys Evans and put Northampton into a 25th minute lead. The advantage was doubled in the 39th minute when Manchester City on-loan midfielder Emyr Huws beat the Grecians’ Kevin Amankwaah and John O’Flynn before crossing for Langmead to score with a strong header. The second half was more promising for Exeter and there were good chances from Cureton in the 49th minute with an overhead kick, Arran Davies then drilled one over from distance, Alan Gow was close in the 68th minute, rattling the right-hand post and Cureton felt he should have had a penalty although the referee thought otherwise.

Cureton was denied again with eight minutes when their keeper tipped it wide. The match was settled at the other end when Alex Nicholls nodded home from close range in the 85th minute after diverting in Langmead’s header from a Northampton free kick.

This Saturday Chesterfield are the visitors and to date they have only won one game on their travels having drawn three and lost two. It’s a game City should and need to win and the place to be on Saturday afternoon is St James’ Park. Come on you Reds.

●On Saturday, Oct 27, City travel to Cheltenham and the East Devon Grecians have a coach leaving Sidmouth at 10.am.

For more information please contact Di Lee on 577567.

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