Contest 'lacked quality'! Exeter City boss Matt Taylor gives verdict on Mansfield Town stalemate

Boss and defender reflect on ‘scrappy game’...

Monday, 5th April 2021, 6:12 pm
Exeter boss Matt Taylor. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Exeter boss Matt Taylor. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Exeter City manager Matt Taylor believes his side's goalless draw with Mansfield Town was a game which 'lacked quality'.

The two sides couldn't be separated, with the Grecians boss suggesting the conditions and pitch played their part in the stalemate.

"I can't fault the effort in the game, from both teams," Taylor said.

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"It probably lacked quality. It was a difficult day to create clear cut opportunities. We had slight moments but they weren't enough.

"It wasn't to be in terms of winning. When we wanted the ball to fall to us in the box it never quite happened."

Taylor felt it was the same story for both sides.

He added: "They found it difficult. They had extra bodies in midfield in terms of the way they played, but it was a game where both teams just did what they did and never really had those moments of quality.

"When it comes down to it, a set piece, mistake or reffing decision (can settle a game), but it didn't happen today."

City left back Lewis Page added: "It was a scrappy game. We was in it all the way through, we had a few half chances.

"It was scrappy in the final third and hard to get the ball down on the pitch really, and we ended up playing it long.

"Mansfield did the same and it was one of them scrappy games."