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Tisdale praises history makers

10 February 2013

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale praised his side after a 3-0 victory clinched a club-record tenth away win of the season at in-form Morecambe.

Top scorer Jamie Cureton got the ball rolling with a fine goal in the 62nd minute when he beat Will Haining to Tommy Doherty's superb through ball and slid an effort past Shrimps' keeper Barry Roche from just inside the box.

The second goal came four minutes from time when Jimmy Keohane crossed to the far post for Davies to slide the ball past Roche from 12 yards out. Cureton put the gloss on a historic result two minutes into injury time with another top quality finish, hammering the ball past Roche from an acute angle.

Tisdale said: "There were some good individual performances but we played as a team and everyone deserves a huge amount of credit. This is always a tough place to come and to win the game so convincingly was excellent.

"It was a terrific performance, very competent and very strong. Everyone did their jobs and we always looked solid and it is another good win for us. It is great to have a record under our belts but it only really matters if we go on to reach our ambitions this year, which is promotion."

The opening goal came moments after Morecambe striker Lewis Alessandra missed an open goal when he rounded keeper Artur Krysiak but then failed to find the target from six yards out.

The closest Morecambe came to a goal was when Ryan Williams saw a long-range free-kick superbly tipped away by Krysiak. And Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was so unhappy with his side's performance that he sent Roche out to meet the press.

Roche said: "After two great away wins we certainly crashed to earth with a bang. There wasn't a lot in the first half and we were always in the game but then we missed a great chance and they made us pay.

"At the end of the day they took their chances and we didn't and that proved vital. If we had gone 1-0 up I am sure it would have been a different game because they would have had to come at us and may have opened up gaps for us.

"This league is all about consistency and going on good runs. We were on that run bit it all came crashing down around us and we have to make sure we bounce back as soon as possible.''

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