Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale has spoken of his sadness after the Grecians missed out on promotion to Sky Bet League One.

The Grecians found themselves behind early on as Brad Potts scored after four minutes with a fine effort from the edge-of-the-box, but David Wheeler spectacularly levelled five minutes before the break with a superb lob over Sam Sercombe.

But Exeter’s defeat was confirmed with just under half an hour to go. Potts turned provider for Mark Cullen and the Tangerines winning promotion back to the Sky Bet League One at the first time of asking.

Speaking after the defeat, Grecians boss Tisdale expressed his disappointment that his side couldn’t push on when level at half-time.

“It hurts because we’re so disappointed. It’s a very different set of emotions when you lose to when you win. I’m thinking about next year already and that’s what you do, that’s life as a football manager.” he said to the Club.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t make the best of today’s opportunity. Generally, we played really well and I’m proud of the boys and what they’ve done over the past eleven months.

“The players have got about four weeks off but we’ll start again in four weeks time.

“Things we can’t control. That’s what other clubs are thinking so it’s not my business. It’s only our business if they make offers for our players.

“We’ll build for next year and continue to develop the Club, thinking about the health of the Club moving forward.


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