Tisdale praises Bennett

Exter boss Paul Tisdale has hailed Scot Bennett after the makeshift striker helped see off arch-rivals Plymouth in the Devon derby.

Last Updated: 08/10/13 at 17:15   

Scot Bennett: Derby hero

Scot Bennett: Derby hero

With forwards Sam Parkin and John O'Flynn sidelined, Bennett - usually seen in the Grecians' midfield or defence - led the line against the Pilgrims and his hard-working display was capped off with the game's final goal.

"I'm so pleased for him because he did put a big shift in," Tisdale said. "His movement was brilliant.

"At times he has a sort-of awkward running gait but he is fit, strong and has a real talent for moving at the right time.

"With Parkin and O'Flynn, our two main strikers, out having someone like Scot who can do that for us has proved to be a real asset."

Arron Davies' thumping drive and Alan Gow's wonderful curling effort looked to have given City a narrow 2-1 win until Bennett span Paul Wotton and rolled the ball into the bottom corner to put the icing on the cake.

While their first two goals will be replayed over and over by City fans, Bennett's strike with seconds remaining was his manager's favourite.

"All three goals were fabulous but the one which pleased me the most was Scot Bennett's," he explained.

"Because of the calmness to stop in the box, there aren't many strikers who don't take the shot and stop the ball dead before doing what he did.

"Arron Davies and Alan Gow; their goals were sublime and that was such a composed finish."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Tony Pulis hails Crystal Palace after win over Everton

Tony Pulis hailed his Crystal Palace players after they beat Everton to reach 40 points in the Premier League.

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini vows to fight despite Sunderland draw

Manuel Pellegrini admitted the loss to Liverpool was still on Manchester City's minds as they drew with Sunderland.

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona to win the cup final 2-1

Gareth Bale's brilliant goal five minutes from time gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property