Date: 20th January 2015 at 5:28pm
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Manager Paul Tisdale has said he was delighted to see Exeter get back to winning ways in the game against Mansfield at the weekend, especially with how the game ebbed and flowed over the course of 90 minutes.

On the back of a number of disappointed losses of late, Exeter took a first half lead into the break, and then quickly found themselves training in the game, before two late goals gave us victory and all three points.

Speaking to the Official Site to leave us just one point from the play off places, Tisdale’s pleasure at the scoreline and spirit was clear.

‘It wasn’t a normal type of performance for us – we really had to play in a robust fashion and I’m delighted for the players. More importantly, we needed it. It’s very good for our season and just what we needed. If a team is going to cross the ball and put it in the box, there are two ways to deal with it. You either stop it coming in or you head it and clear it in the box. Mansfield did it very well and it got to the point that it was very difficult to stop it coming in.’

Tisdale goes on to say that the opposition where very ‘purposeful’ in their play and the offensive moments and they got themselves into some great positions to deliver the ball from and it ‘gave our goal a real challenging afternoon.’

The gaffer went on to praise goalkeeper James Hamon who he says that for a young goalkeeper, in the circumstances, did ‘extremely well,’ as did the defender.

‘We’re not the biggest or most physical defence but we coped with it pretty well. (Today) won’t have done us any harm at all in the performance and the way we had to play. We didn’t have it our own way and didn’t have the opportunity to dominate the possession. Our midfield had to play in a dynamic and tenacious way. It was another juncture in our season.’

The manager ended by saying that all season long we’ve had junctions and ‘big moments’ where the season has twisted and this was another one, but only time will tell if we kick on from it again or not, but he feels we’ve got our ‘wheels turning’ again now following a disappointing few weeks.