Date: 3rd March 2014 at 10:40pm
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Manager Paul Tisdale has said that he’s getting fed up with Exeter permanently being an inch away from the results we deserve having lost to York City last weekend and racked up three losses on the bounce by a single goal’s margin.

Speaking to the Official Site following the two one defeat, the gaffer was adamant that the team can’t keep waiting for the luck to fall our way in games, we need to start going out there and making our own luck through sheer bloody mindedness if nothing else.

‘Over the course of 95 minutes, there was plenty of good stuff. But the reality was that the first 20-25 minutes was a way from being good enough. We didn’t get out of our half and when you do that you run the risk of goals going in.’

Tisdale goes on to say that effectively in those first 25 minutes York won the game, and whilst the goal from Scot Bennett on the half hour mark was a lifelife in the encounter, we had again given ourselves too much of a mountain to climb and the improved performance just didn’t return the one clear chance we needed to draw level.

‘As a team, we weren’t purposeful and energetic enough, and that’s where we lost it. We were chasing the game and weren’t composed enough. We work too hard for what we get. I can’t keep waiting for us to be lucky, there comes a point when it’s not about luck, it’s about being good enough.’

The gaffer goes on to say that he feels there are few teams in the division that create the type of chances we do, but unless we start taking them and making them count it’s pointless because it clearly isn’t enough at this moment in time and hasn’t been for a while. But especially when we have such a lacklustre start to a game it’s never going to be enough.

‘Again we’re an inch away, but I’m fed up of being an inch away.’

With all that said, the Paul does admit that there were positives from the game again, but it’s about time we stopped talking about positives and we started getting points.