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U23s beaten by experienced Exeter

Mason reflects on Exeter test…



Harriers U23s faced a very tough friendly test on Tuesday afternoon in the form of League Two outfit Exeter City.

The Grecians currently sit well-placed in sixth in England’s fourth tier, and fielded a very strong side for the match at COSE which included several first team regulars.

Harriers started well in a very even first 25 minutes, but three goals in the space of fifteen minutes for the away side took them into half time ahead.

One more goal for Exeter after break sealed the win.

The Harriers side featured several first year Academy students, and after the match U23s Head Coach Scott Mason took plenty of positives from the match, he said: “Exeter brought a very strong team, which was the whole point of the friendly.

“We wanted to give the lads game time and get a few messages across that they’ve learned on the training pitch.

“We knew that we were going to have a lot less of the ball than Exeter, so we’ve had to work on our defensive shape over the last few training sessions.

“Overall I was pleased with the 90 minutes”.

To hear the full interview with Scott Mason, visit the Harriers Academy YouTube channel.


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