Grecians’ favourite

15:34 05 October 2012

East Devon Grecians

East Devon Grecians

Archant

Having failed to take any points off Bristol Rovers last Saturday, the Tuesday night away trip to the home of struggling Barnet was going to be an important opportunity to reverse back to back Exeter City defeats, writes Gareth Hughes.

After an abject performance last Saturday in the home defeat to local rivals Bristol Rovers by the number one keeper Artur Krysiak, it always looked like manager Paul Tisdale would give Rhys Evans the chance between the sticks. There were other changes due to injuries to Alan Gow and Scott Bennett which allowed fans’ favourite Steve Tully to start in an unfamiliar right of midfield position.

Exeter City condemned Barnet to a tenth game without a victory with the win 2-1 at the Underhill Stadium. The City goal-scoring hero Jamie Cureton increased his tally to nine in 11 starts this season. City fan David Hughes, one of the 333 Grecian fans at the game, observed that the first half was fairly even and fluid play was made difficult by a wet and greasy pitch.

The second goal was definitely a team goal, with Exeter looking dangerous going forward in the 66th minute. At the end of the move Arron Davies was allowed time to ghost forward before chipping into the path of Cureton who headed in his second of the game. A two-goal cushion should have made it comfortable for Paul Tisdale’s team but 10 minutes from time the Bees got the goal their efforts deserved with a header which Rhys Evans had no chance. With the pressure then on and with just a minute to go the Bees had a goal disallowed for offside following goal- mouth scramble.

City move forward again. After the Bristol game Paul Tisdale commented: “I see an effective team with substance who can score goals. Over the season we will have days like this, but they will only make us stronger.”

How strong City are will really be tested this weekend when Port Vale are the visitors to St James’ Park. Highflying and high scoring Port Vale will surely be a sterner test for the Grecians. It’s far too early to talk of must-win and big games, but if we did, this is surely one of them in terms if testing City’s resolve to cut out the errors that lead to giveaway goals and make the home advantage count.

Come on you Reds!

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 14:42
Parade des Figaros lors de l inauguration de la Solitaire du Figaro Eric Bompard cachemire 2015 - Bordeaux le 22/05/2015

The Bank Holiday weekend marked a spectacular opening to the 46th edition of the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire in Bordeaux.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:41

Visitors to this year’s popular Nunney International Horse Trials, which take place from June 19 to June 21, will be able to buy reduced priced tickets if they purchase them in advance via the website, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:40
Point to point generic picture

Darren Edwards has been runner up for the Devon and Cornwall jockeys’ championship twice in recent years but looks all set to lift that title for the first time this season, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:38
Ottery batsman Billy Ruldolph fell short of a hundred by just three runs against Uplyme on Saturday. Ref shsp 7241-22-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Excellent innings from burgeoning young talent, Billy Rudolph and former Premier League batsman, Mickey Wilkinson, coupled with a well-controlled bowling display, saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI claim a comfortable win over visiting Uplyme & Lyme Regis, writes Ian Townsend.

Read more
Tue, 20:07
Speedway. Somerset Rebels versus Berwick.

On Friday it took until the last third of the meeting before the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels eventually broke free of the Scunthorpe Scorpions, before finally going on to record what appeared to be a relatively comfortable victory, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Tue, 16:14
Kite surfing competition in Exmouth on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Rerf exsp 5377-26-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Exmouth is going to be awash with some of the world’s top kit surfers heading to the Town to take part in an annual kitesurfing competition organised by Edge Watersports.

Read more
Tue, 16:12
East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

The stunning location of Bratton Down is the location for this weekends Point-to-Point horse racing, where the Exmoor hold their fixture this Sunday (May 31), writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Tue, 16:11

Budleigh’s new overseas player Cephas Zhuwao took to his new surroundings at Ottermouth like the proverbial duck to water with an eye-catching innings with the bat followed by a four wicket haul with the ball.

Read more
Tue, 12:11
Golf generic picture

When the draw takes place to decide playing partners for the monthly Chivers Goblets competition, there is plenty of interest in ‘who plays with who’, writes Liz Rogers.

Read more
Tue, 09:35
Golf generic picture

A PGA Professional from Devon has played a key role in helping a local project that develops grass roots golf via schools win a national award.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life
Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder