York boss rues points dropped

September 17, 2012

York City manager Gary Mills felt his side did enough to win at Exeter and was ultimately left disappointed with a 1-1 draw.

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.

"The dressing room is quiet. We are disappointed to come away to Exeter and a get a point," Mills said. "I really fancied us once we got our noses in front, but we didn't quite see it out. They got the chance and they stuck it away so it is disappointing.

"We will learn from that and at times it is learning how to see a game out. Other than that they didn't really hurt us. We have come here and given a good account of ourselves and are going away with a big, big point.

"We started the game well and we waited for that opportunity. Michael has come up with another goal, massive for him. It was great movement and a very good goal. Well done everybody and the supporters who have come down - absolutely magnificent so I would like to thank them.

"We just didn't quite break them down, they gave us a lot of room to get the ball around the half-way line and we needed a little bit more guile to break through their defence and we didn't quite do that."