Exeter City – East Devon Grecians latest – ‘come on you reds’

11:36 10 April 2014

East Devon Grecians logo

East Devon Grecians logo

Archant

With a 2-0 defeat last weekend at Gigg Lane, Bury, last weekend the Grecians now find themselves in 20th position in the League Two table and just four points ahead of Northampton who hold the second relegation place, writes Gareth Thomas.

With a history of poor results at Gigg Lane, it would have made all the difference, if on this occasion City had reversed their form and luck at the ground, but it was not to be.

It would also be encouraging to report that it was a close game and perhaps that City were unlucky, but that was not the case, and would not change how things were. In simple terms it was a fairly one sided affair and Bury manager summed it up in his report.

He said: “We played with a tempo, an urgency and a real vigour in the first half, but you have got to see teams off in that time. It gave us the platform to try and force the issue in the second half and we tried to hit Exeter from every part of the pitch and it was a really solid performance in every aspect. It was important we dominated a game against a team around us and I’m pleased with a clean sheet as well.”

Unfortunately City were well and truly pinned back in their own half and were unable to focus on the style of play which can put teams under pressure and bring its own rewards. In simple terms the confidence levels to pass the ball well was not there and it was relatively easy for Bury to dominate the game. Needless to say City keeper Artur Krysiak had his days work cut out, and unfortunately all his good work was undone when the Shakers scored their first goal in the 65th minute when a free kick give away by Danny Coles seemingly catching the stopper off guard. Four minutes later the Grecians experienced their first sending off of the season when Danny Coles was shown his second yellow card. The victory, which moved Bury up to 11th place in the table, extended their unbeaten home run to 13 matches and came on the back of their 10th clean sheet in the last 18 games.

This Saturday City welcomes Cheltenham Town to the Park. Cheltenham are just 4 points above the Grecians, but in such a tight mid table are 7 place ahead. They were beaten at home last weekend by playoff hopefuls Southend United. With an average of over one goal scored per game and the prospect of City favourite and prolific goal scorer turning out for Cheltenham it’s clear that the Grecians will need to have a cunning plan.

With two City defeats and two marvellous wins out of the last four games it would be wrong not to believe, and to bet against a good Grecian result.

I think it would be reasonable to say that against Bury, to coin a phrase the Grecians were shaken, not stirred.

There is still everything to play for and another home win to mirror the result against Fleetwood would calm everyone’s nerves.

Come on you Reds- Let’s get down to the Park and stir up a win!

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Fri, 09:58
4 Trigs runners head up Peak Hill on Sunday. Ref shsp 06-16SH 0353. Picture: Chris Woodcock.

There was another magnificent turnout for the 16th running of the Four Trigs Challenge, writes Marion Hayman.

Read more
Fri, 09:57

Devon will play a warm-up match against Hampshire in early April at the Ageas Bowl as part of their preparations for the season ahead.

Read more
Wed, 12:14
A generic picture

At Exeter’s Riverside, in Saturday’s heavy rain and strong wind, Carol Austin completed her 100th Parkrun, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more
Wed, 11:19
Tennis - generic picture

Seaton Ladies A sit third in Division One of the Exeter and District Tennis League Winter competition.

Read more
Wed, 11:17
Short mat bowls generic picture

The East Devon Short Mat Bowls League has announced the date for the 2016 East Devon Jurassic Bowls competition.

Read more
Tue, 11:30
Bowls

The Honiton ladies have secured their Division One status in the County Foxlands League, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Tue, 11:30

Exe Hockey Club is set to host another of their popular ‘half-term coaching days’

Read more
Tue, 09:38
Golf generic picture

Honiton’s men had a good turnout for their latest meeting, despite the continued inclement weather, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Tue, 09:31
East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

A riding and training double for Darren Edwards and Dean Summersby respectively brightened up the day at the Western point-to-point on Sunday, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
Tue, 09:27
Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after four of the club’s highly-rated youngsters today put pen to paper on new deals.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications