Tisdale calls for more purpose
Exeter manager Paul Tisdale was disappointed with his side’s
display and felt they lacked purpose in the 1-1 draw with York.
The Grecians equalised seven minutes from time when John O’Flynn
side-footed in a cross from Matt Oakley. Earlier, Michael Coulson
opened the scoring in the 52nd minute after slotting home a pass
from Jonathan Smith.
“I am pleased that we got a point from where we were, but I am
disappointed with our purpose overall,” said Tisdale. “I am happy
with the last 25 minutes, but we lacked purpose until that
“I don’t think we played badly and we weren’t lacking in energy
or commitment. We just didn’t mean it enough when we were moving
“We had the same team playing as last week (a 4-2 win at Oxford)
but an away game is very different to a home game. We played with a
lot of purpose in the first game of the season, but found ourselves
3-0 down after half an hour.
“There are actions and consequences off the back of that
experience and I think the players perhaps wanted to ease
themselves into the game. I see no harm in that, but we should also
recognise that there needed to be more purpose.”