Tis­dale: We have turned the cor­ner

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Robert Do­man

ROB Ed­wards says his Tran­mere side lack the punch to pick up points after Jor­dan Moore-Tay­lor swooped to give Ex­eter back-to-back away wins with a su­perb div­ing header.

Moore-Tay­lor found the net in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion as he flung him­self at Matt Grimes’ free-kick after Rovers de­fender Danny Holmes had struck to can­cel out Gra­ham Cum­mins early opener.

And a vis­i­bly frus­trated Ed­wards lamented his play­ers’ in­abil­ity to find a killer in­stinct in the fi­nal third while Ex­eter chief Paul Tis­dale be­lieves his side’s sea­son is only just start­ing.

“I am hugely dis­ap­pointed with the per­for­mance,” Ed­wards said.

“I am dis­ap­pointed that the club isn’t win­ning games.We need to be win­ning more and the play­ers and my­self have to do bet­ter.

“We were poor and had no punch and we need to look at that be­cause there is lots of work to do.

“I am hugely frus­trated. We are strug­gling to cre­ate much and work op­po­si­tion goal­keep­ers at the mo­ment.

“Ex­eter were putting a lot of crosses in our own box and we strug­gled.

“I thought we would have too much for them in terms of the chances I thought we’d cre­ate but it didn’t hap­pen.”

The Gre­cians took a sixth-minute lead when David Wheeler’s cheeky lob was only palmed goal­wards by the stranded Owain Fon Wil­liams for Cum­mins to head home.

Eliot Richards saw his pow­er­ful strike par­ried by Ex­eter keeper Christy Pym at the other end but Holmes’ de­flected shot found the bot­tom cor­ner from the edge of the box to pull Rovers level.

Cole Stock­ton missed a sit­ter on the half hour after more good work from Holmes.

Stock­ton then headed another chance over the bar be­fore the break and Tran­mere were made to pay when Moore-Tay­lor’s spec­tac­u­lar 69th-minute div­ing header went in off the un­der­side of the bar from Grimes’ free-kick. Marc Laird fired into the side net­ting as Rovers sought another lev­eller but Cum­mins should have headed in a third for City.

Ex­eter man­ager Tis­dale said:“I am very pleased with the re­sult and the man­ner in which we achieved it.

“We have won twice in a week by play­ing some re­ally good foot­ball and cre­at­ing lots of chances.

“I think we de­served the win. The per­for­mances in the last three games prob­a­bly shows us the sea­son started a month too soon as far as we were con­cerned.

“We are only just start­ing our sea­son now and the team is by no means the fin­ished prod­uct.”


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