York 1-2 Exeter

Jimmy Keohane

Exeter moved up to fifth in League Two as they beat York City to claim their ninth away victory of the season.

On-loan winger Alex Rodman diverted the ball past his own goalkeeper to give Exeter a 14th minute lead.

York were level five minutes later as Michael Potts reacted quickest after Matty Blair's shot was saved.

But Exeter's Jimmy Keohane scored his first ever goal, shooting under Michael Ingham to secure the win and send the Grecians into the play-off places.

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York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

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York did not deserve defeat - Mills

"I'm disappointed. I don't think we deserved that, the players have worked so, so hard.

"I honestly think we've been excellent and first half today and I was gutted to go in at 1-1 to be honest.

"It's hard on us not to get anything out of this game today. I really feel that and I feel gutted for the players to be honest, because they've worked so hard."

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

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Tisdale praises 'confident' City

"It was a slow pitch today, a bit wet, it was about covering the pitch, moving as a group and being close to the ball.

"It doesn't matter where we get our points from, every game is a winnable game.

"I changed the setup and covered the areas better, and the players worked tremendously hard.

"I'm very pleased we got through the second half and scored the goal."

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