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Paul Tisdale enjoys Exeter City's comfortable win

26 October 2014

Paul Tisdale felt his in-form Exeter City were comfortable throughout their 2-0 cruise past Morecambe.

An early own-goal from Shaun Beeley and a late strike from substitute Tom Nichols bookended a match which the Grecians dominated as they made it six wins from their last eight.

Shrimps goalkeeper Scott Davies had to be at his best to keep the score down as he denied David Wheeler, Graham Cummins and Nichols as the Grecians' free-flowing football proved too much for a sorry home side.

"I don't want to sound like I am gloating but it was a comfortable performance," Tisdale said.

"Of course there were a few moments but at 1-0 you always run the risk that a 40-yard shot flies into the top corner so you can never take anything for granted. Their goalkeeper made some really good saves and we just didn't finish them off early enough.

"We had control of the game. I think it was a very complete performance it is not disrespectful to say we were comfortable in our game.

"I am thrilled with the way we played and another three points to make it six wins from eight. We need to make hay while the sun shines. We had an opportunity and we took it.

"It is a long year ahead and we've got a tough couple of months coming for all sorts of reasons. This season is going to be a bit of a rollercoaster - I can see it coming."

Nichols' composed finish with a minute to go, from a superb David Noble ball, was his first since scoring against Portsmouth on the opening day and means that nine different players have scored City's last nine goals in league and cup games.

"I don't mind who scores," Tisdale added. "I think the own goal was our 12th scorer this season so we are certainly spreading the goals around. I don't mind who gets them as long as we get the points."

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