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Paul Tisdale happy to keep Exeter City momentum going

15 December 2014

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale was happy to keep the momentum going as his side climbed into the League 2 Play-Offs with a routine 2-0 victory over struggling Carlisle United.

After a dour first half, Exeter improved after the break and opened the scoring when Grimes teed up Scot Bennett to curl a fine finish into the bottom corner just before the hour mark.

The Grecians continued to dominate and Grimes sealed the win with his first goal for the club from open play to further enhance his growing reputation.

"All in all I am very pleased. It was a patient and proper performance, we were very solid," he said. "The biggest problem for us was playing into the sun! We did a really good job.

"We have to play our way and in a way that suits the players. The team is evolving and has gradually developed. We have to go with what we are good at, we are what we are.

"We made changes to the front third of the pitch, but we couldn't quite get the ball in the right positions. It didn't work for us.

"I could see after about five or 10 minutes what it was I wanted to do to change things, but we got through to half time and had a proper chat about it and I think we did a good job in the end.

"Of course, it would have been different if they had taken one of their half chances, James Hamon made an important save, but we built the performance and had the right players in the right place in the second half. I am very pleased."

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