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League Two

Exeter effort pleases Tisdale

8 September 2013

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale felt his side were worthy of at least a point after they had drawn their Sky Bet League Two clash 1-1 at Dagenham and Redbridge.

An error from Grecians' goalkeeper Artur Krysiak allowed Josh Scott in to open the scoring for the hosts after 20 minutes.

However, Tisdale's men dominated play in the second half and were rewarded with 10 minutes to go when Sam Parkin headed an equaliser.

"I was really pleased with the response from the players after half-time," said Tisdale. "It had been an under-par effort in the first half but the second-half saw a much-improved performance.

"In the end we got the goal after a lot of the players exceeded what I asked them to do to be honest.

"I thought at half-time maybe we needed to try something a little more simple, maybe be a bit more direct, as sometimes that is the best option in certain situations.

"There was more of an ebb and flow about the game in that second half and at the end of it we did thoroughly deserved to come away with a point.

"The substitutes (David Wheeler and Jimmy Keohane) also made a real difference. We needed a bit more thrust and more of a threat and I thought David and Jimmy gave us that.

"I suppose I have to be happy with a point away from home."

Daggers boss Wayne Burnett was slightly disappointed after his side let slip the chance to record a second victory of the season.

Burnett said: "We've let the game slip away really. It's a shame because we were well on top in the first half and on another day we might have scored more than just the one goal.

"Exeter were struggling to live with us at times but we didn't manage to get that second goal and late in the match we've been punished for that.

"We ran out of a bit of gas in the second half. They made a couple of changes at the break and the two lads that came on did well, and that left us a little flat.

"That's disappointing because we'd had a terrific win during the week and it would have been nice to follow that up with three points here.

"We let in a soft goal at the end though. Their lad has got away and punished us and that's two points we've lost.

"Wins breed confidence and that's what we need in the league if we're to make significant progress.

"We could easily have won a couple of the games where we've drawn so we have to try and put that right."

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