Date: 21st February 2014 at 4:33pm
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Midfielder Matt Grimes has said that Exeter simply have to move on from our anger and disappointment in the last game when it came to a ridiculous referee and put it behind us, and take the positives we can take into the next game to ensure we keep this five game unbeaten run going and build on it with more victories.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game against Rochdale this weekend, Grimes said we couldn’t afford to dwell on things because there is still so much to play for points wise in the league.

‘We’ve got a fair few games coming up, so we can’t dwell. We can take the positives from it. We can’t control refereeing decisions, but we can look to improve in areas that we can control.’

Very level headed approach from Grimes really, you can never control what a referee will or won’t do in any given moment, but you can make sure that as you play the game whatever decisions the man in the middle wants to take or ignore, don’t overly impact on the match.

For Morecambe, had we got ourselves in front and were leading two one at the point of D’ohso’s ‘where am I, who am I’ moment then it wouldn’t have made such an impact on the game, and that’s what we have to build towards in the future. As best you can take an idiotic referee out of the equasion so decisions mean less whereever possible.

‘I think we played well, we gave it a really good go and were the better team throughout. The game didn’t end as we would have wanted, but we can pull positives and how strong we were going forward.’

Grimes adds that we never really looked like we were going to concede on the day until the moment they scored, but that’s football and you have to deal with it.

‘We’re on a bit of an unbeaten run now, the mood in the camp has certainly changed from when we were losing a few. Hopefully now we can become a little more watertight and keep a few more clean sheets, and also keep putting teams under pressure when we go forward. If we can keep doing that, then I’m confident that we’ll have a good end to the season.’

What is key is maintaining and improving the number of occasions that our results match our efforts and performances, far too many times this season we have come out of games not with what we deserved from them and Grimes acknowledges that, but insists that confidence and belief is good, so that should happen more often moving forward now.