‘Too little, too late’ gift from Exeter City Peterborough United victory

Exeter City’s second-half comeback against Peterborough United was “too little, too late” as they were ultimately unable to recover from a two-goal deficit handed to their opponents. Posh was 2-0 up at half time, and could have been further ahead, before Rekeem Harper off the bench grabbed a second second in the second half.

Jack Sparkes hit the post and Pierce Sweeney had a goal disallowed as the Greeks dominated the second period against the promotion chasers. But Jonson Clarke-Harris with a 24 he The goal of the season put the game past City late on to make it 3-1, with all three goals avoidable.

As they did on Good Friday against Bolton Wanderers, City were poor in the first half and gave away goals that should have been defended much better: Alex Hartridge sliced ​​a clearance into his own net for the first and Ephron Mason-Clark allowed a run down behind and throws to Jamal Blackman for second. While the performance after the break was encouraging, the game was already over, and manager Gary Caldwell admitted as much after the second straight loss.

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“The first half wasn’t good enough,” he said. “Too many defensive actions were bad and we weren’t aggressive enough in the way we pressed. It’s a good team, it’s going for promotion, it’s somewhat dangerous in attack and it’s the best striker in the league, but we have to be much better at those times and get into the game.

“We give them the goals and too many opportunities. We weren’t ready to compete and we didn’t do enough. We conceded a really poor goal for the first goal and after that always chasing the game and for all our work the second half we were fantastic we can’t give good teams a two goal start as you always struggle to get back to the goal. game. It was a fantastic reaction in the second half, we should have been level but we have to improve and be better as we are giving away games to teams at the moment.

“We have to be better and be ready. Football is a battle and you have to be prepared to fight for every ball and we think that sometimes the game will be easy for us and today it wasn’t. In the second half we were chasing the game, so we had to open the game up, and we can’t play like this for 90 minutes because the good teams will get you.

“Even though we were fine, we had nothing to lose, and it was a bit too late. We have shown that we can be a good team, but we have to defend better and we could have scored more goals in that period and almost set them free with just one”.


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