Sunday Mirror

Happy Tayl for Exeter

Cambridge Utd 1 Exeter City

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MATT TAYLOR praised his Exeter side for beating Cambridge in what he described as “difficult circumstan­ces”.

The Grecians came away from the Abbey Stadium with a win after a fast start which saw them score twice in the opening 15 minutes through Ryan Bowman (above) and Jack Sparkes.

Exeter then withstood pressure early in the second half from Cambridge, who pulled a goal back through Joe Ironside, with further strikes from Archie Collins and Matt Jay leaving them a point from the play-off spots. We lost Robbie Willmott yesterday with an injury. We’ve got a goalkeeper who’s been sick throughout the warmup. We were running out of players,” said Taylor.

“I was worried before the game because that’s the lowest we’ve been in terms of where the squad’s been at, but what a fantastic performanc­e. We just started the game well and grew in terms of the belief.” Cambridge dropped off the top of the League Two table as a result but boss Mark Bonner remained confident the U’s can respond well.

“We didn’t start well and it was too easy for them all afternoon to create chances against us and score against us, and that’s not normally us,” he said.

“We draw a line under it quite quickly. It’s not a competitio­n for who can be the angriest and most upset on Monday, because if you spend your time worrying about the last game you won’t do what you need to, which is the next one.

“We’ve won so many of the next games when we’ve lost this season and that’s because of the way that we’ve handled it.”

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