Liam Sercombe made Paul Tisdale a promise in training last week – and he duly delivered by scoring twice in Exeter City’s superb 4-0 win at Scunthorpe United.
The City manager held a team meeting in the wake of the home loss to Hartlepool United last week and posed a question as to who would score goals for City this year.
Sercombe put up his hand and said he would, and got the ball rolling with a brace at Glanford Park on Saturday in a win which puts Exeter joint-top of League Two.
“Tis asked us who was going to get goals and people were saying they were going to get one here and there, but I am definitely not like that,” Sercombe said. “I want to set my targets high and I said I want to get a lot of goals this year.
“Hopefully I can step up to the mark and get a few more, but I have two now and I hope they keep coming.
“I’d say the second goal was my favourite because, sometimes, you can lash at that or slice it, or it could have gone over the bar. But I got my head over the ball and placed it into the bottom corner.”
The win sets up Exeter nicely for Tuesday’s trip to Oxford United, who are a point behind the Grecians in fourth. “We went there and won 4-2 last year and we have had some good results at Oxford,” Sercombe added.
“We are good away from home and, as I say, we are confident we can go there and get the three points.”
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