Tisdale: We have turned the corner
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.”
STAR MAN JORDA M- N TAYLOR Exeter