Robins: Poor Decision Making

Last updated : 13 January 2018 By CNS Sport

Coventry City manager Mark Robins blamed poor decision making as the Sky Blyes went down to a 1-0 defeat at Exeter City.

Speaking to BBC CWR after the 1-0 defeat at St James Park, Robins said: "We shot ourselves in the foot with some poor decision making in the first half, which is totally unlike us.

"I can’t put my finger on it. We were unnerved a little bit by the presence of Jayden Stockley up front but we come up against that every week, and we have not dealt with it very well at all.

"And then we gave them a goal. It was a really poor goal to concede and as soon as you have done that you’re on the back foot.

"There was a mix-up or poor communication and it was poor, and it’s not like them; not like them at all and you can’t legislate for that.

"It's disappoining because, again, it’s a real opportunity wasted because they were there for the taking."

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Exeter City boss Paul Tidsdale said to Devon Live:  “It was a competitor for promotion so we needed the win and it was a pretty turgid affair, I have to say.

“It was an early goal and the conditions were awful to play football in but both teams played to the conditions and we managed to keep a clean sheet and that got us the win.

“One-nil always will be tight and no matter how you play during the game, if you get to 1-0 and you don’t score another, the opposition are entitled to have a go at you and human nature dictates both teams.

“It was a tough 85 minutes, that’s tiring for a manager, never mind the players, you know you’ve got to keep a clean sheet, you try and score a second, but Coventry gave us a real challenge today.

“It was a tough game and I’m really pleased.”