Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Hard-working Ball

12 November 2012

Town striker David Ball felt that despite the questionable decision to award Exeter a 57th-minute penalty, the visitors did well to maintain their unbeaten run away from home.

By Liz Owen

Town striker David Ball felt that despite the questionable decision to award Exeter a 57th-minute penalty, the visitors did well to maintain their unbeaten run away from home.

“It was a well-fought point,” he said. “You usually think you can win the game after scoring two goals away from home, so we’re disappointed in that respect, and I think it was a soft penalty. But we’ll take the point on the road.” “It was a very open game, with both sides attacking,” Ball added. “There was a lot of running out there and both teams went for it, so in the end anyone could have won. “We had a few chances – Junior had a last-gasp effort, I had a header – so we’re happy with a point in the end.” Ball played as a lone striker, backed by plenty of support from midfield, and acknowledged that strikers often have to play their part in a team performance, something he believes he achieved yesterday. “I felt that when I got into the right areas, I did my work and had a few chances that I’d made for myself, so I feel like it was a good day’s work,” Ball said. “I think we worked hard as a team today. I’m not the biggest but I’ve battled away on my own up front and caused a few problems so I’m happy with that.” The 22-year-old also praised the travelling Cod Army as he looks for his 13th start of the season at home to Plymouth next weekend. “It’s a real big journey for any fans and it’s brilliant just to see a few there today. That’s what makes it worthwhile – working really hard for them, because they’ve made the journey and paid their money. “I’ll definitely be looking for a start next Saturday. Hopefully I’ve tied down a place today [Saturday] and I’ll go into next weekend hoping we can play our football and get the result we need.”

Advertisement block