Tisdale: Patience was key

Exeter manager Paul Tisdale was pleased with the patience his side showed as they clinched a 2-0 home win over Accrington.

Last Updated: 16/02/13 at 14:02

Paul Tisdale: Pleased with a three-point haul

Paul Tisdale: Pleased with a three-point haul

Two goals from substitute Jimmy Keohane settled the contest but it was not until the Irishman's opener after 79 minutes that the Grecians had a shot on target against a stubborn and resilient Accrington backline.

"It's a home win and that is what it was all about," Tisdale said. "Patience comes in many forms, it's keeping your nerve as time ticks on and it is also keeping your nerve when you are in possession of the ball and when the opposition have the ball.

"We didn't get it all right but the main thing was that we were patient. The players discussed it at half-time and I said to them to stay in the game, don't give it away, don't stretch yourselves and wait for the opportunity."

On Keohane's 25-minute cameo, which produced a second goal just three minutes after his opener, Tisdale added: "If Jimmy had started then he might not have scored two. I really don't mind who scored the goals.

"I changed the side after Saturday, I wanted to give Jake Gosling a start because he has been looking very bright and he is one of our young players coming through. It is always important we give them a chance and he did extremely well for his first start.

"Then we had Jimmy coming on for 25 minutes to go with that energy. He is improving all the time and coming to terms with the tough parts and he has waded in with two goals as well and both goals were very well taken.

"I'm really pleased. It was all about the win and that is what we got."

Footer 365

Transfer News: Manchester City in talks with Frank Lampard over loan move

Frank Lampard's representatives are in talks with Manchester City over a loan move, according to Sky sources.

Transfer news: Arsene Wenger admits Thomas Vermaelen could leave Arsenal this summer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger plans to make more signings this summer, but admits captain Thomas Vermaelen could leave.

Guus Hiddink vows to build on success of Holland predecessor Louis van Gaal

New Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has vowed to build on the success of predecessor Louis van Gaal.

Mail Box

Are Villa Fans The Lowest Of Them All?

With the possible exception of Blackpool, are any club's fans feeling any more depressed about the start of the season than Villa? We also have a bizarre suggestion and...

How Can Tim Sherwood Be Out Of Work?

Don't peple know his PPG was THE BEST EVER FOR A SPURS MANAGER? We also have mails on Luis Suarez, the new fashion for 3-5-2 and more...

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