Date: 16th February 2014 at 9:48am
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Manager Paul Tisdale has praised the boys for a fantastic performance against Southend United and credited them for coming out of the game with exactly what they all said they wanted ahead of the opening whistle.

The game certainly ebbed and flowed. Exeter took the lead on ten minutes with a goal from Jimmy Keohane, but our lead only lasted two minutes at Roots Hall before they drew level. Ten minutes after that they took the lead and then led through half time and until the final ten minutes of the match, where two goals from Liam Sercombe and latterly Eliot Richards secured us all three points.

It certainly wasn’t anything we didn’t deserve as we had numerous chances and could well have won by a much greater scoreline had their keep not pulled off some good saves and we’d been a little bit more composed at points.

The victory brings to an end three successive draws for Exeter, and Tisdale told the Official Site that especially being forced into giving a debut to Christy Pym following the injury to Artur Krysiak, the day couldn’t have gone much better for all concerned and it sets us up nicely now for three home games in eight days as we are set to face Morecambe, Rochdale and Wycombe.

‘We created chance after chance and their goalkeeper kept them in it with some really good saves and Christy Pym made his debut – I’m sure they were talking about putting it in the mixer and crowding the six yard box, which they did in the first half half and got the goals from it. We played and played and player, and just kept creating chances. I’m thrilled, really thrilled.’

Tisdale goes on to say that we more than deserved all three points on the day and it was about time that our luck changed and efforts started going in instead of wide by an inch or hitting the woodwork as they have done in recent matches, so he’s delighted to see the team come out of a game with exactly what they deserve from it again.

Our gaffer also talked about our passing game and how good we were to watch, and he passes a huge amount of credit over to Southend’s ground staff for producing such a playable pitch given the weather that we have had so far in 2014.

Onwards and upwards again now hopefully.