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Paul Tisdale delighted with Exeter City's opening-day win against Yeovil Town

10 August 2015

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale was delighted with his side's 3-2 opening-day victory over Yeovil Town in Sky Bet League 2.

The Grecians found themselves 2-0 up after 41 minutes courtesy of goals from Tom Nichols and David Wheeler but Yeovil came back to level midway through the second half.

However, substitute Will Hoskins marked his Exeter debut by scoring an 84th-minute winner.

“I was delighted for Will in scoring his goal,” boss Tisdale said, to the club's official website.

“For any player who scores on his debut, it's something to remember. Will is nowhere near ready for 90 minutes yet, but for a 20-minute burst he managed it particularly well.

“He got himself into some very good positions, and capped it off with a wonderful goal.”

As well as reserving praise for match-winner Hoskins, Tisdale – The Football League's longest-serving manager – hailed the visiting Yeovil for their part in the thrilling fixture.

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He added: "I congratulated [Yeovil Town manager] Paul Sturrock on a great effort by him and his players after the final whistle, and that wasn't being patronising.

"They did everything they could, and the match could have gone either way late on. I'm so pleased with those three points. It was a very good day; the weather was good, the pitch was fantastic and the competition was fierce, and there were five goals.

"All in all, it was a really good game. There are things that we need to look at, of course, but I'm not going to berate the players about those just yet. They've won the game and pulled themselves back into it having let a two-goal lead slip, and now they are very happy."

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