Match 14
Walsall (a)

Walsall 2 Exeter City 1.
Saturday 9 October 2010.

Ref: Graham Salisbury

Att: 3,776 with 822 City fans.

BBC Match Report –

Walsall recorded their first win in nine games by beating 10-man Exeter.

The home side took the lead when Reuben Reid fired a shot in from close range and Matt Richards nodded in a Martin Devaney cross to double the advantage.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men when Troy Archibald-Henville was sent off for a second yellow card.

Ryan Harley got one back for Exeter when he drilled in a low shot, and John O'Flynn almost snatched a late point when his volley clipped the bar.

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"I'm really upset with 10 minutes of our performance.

"I think today was a great example of playing extremely well, and completely throwing the game away with 10 minutes of poor focus and poor decision.

"We lost focus, we felt sorry for ourselves, we conceded a second goal, then we have a man sent off through pure naivety, and the next thing we have is the biggest uphill battle we've had for a long time."



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