Tisdale: We had mountain to climb

Last Updated: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:20

Exeter manager Paul Tisdale lamented his side's sluggish start that left them with a mountain to climb in their 2-1 loss to York.

Trailing 2-0 after 25 minutes thanks to early goals from John McCombe and Michael Coulson, Scot Bennett's strike gave the Grecians a lifeline but despite dominating the second half they could not salvage a point with John O'Flynn striking the post.

Exeter have now won once in 11 games and Tisdale has admitted he is sick of his side coming up just short.

"Over the course of 90 minutes there was plenty of good stuff," he said.

"But the reality of it is the first 25 minutes was way from being good enough. We didn't get out of our half and when that happens you run the risk of goals going in. They won the game in that period and in the second-half it would be hard to fault us.

"We were chasing the game and weren't quite composed enough to put the ball in the net and we ended up losing the game. As a team we weren't purposeful and energetic enough, and that's where we lost it.

"There are people who have travelled a long way to watch us and I'm fed up of being an inch away from winning a game. York played well as a team and kept things simple and they won the game."

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