EXETER City manager Matt Taylor gave Oldham Athletic plenty of credit for pushing his side close.

The Grecians had their 2-0 lead pegged back by Jamie Bowden in the 84th minute to set up a nervy finale.

But Exeter held on to secure a fourth win on the spin and stretch their unbeaten League Two run to 14 games.

“They are better than their league position suggests,” said Taylor of Latics.

“They caused us a few problems in terms of space at times. But the mindset of the group is outstanding at the moment.

“We lost a couple of central midfielders in the week and as always we’re only as strong as our squad at the moment.

“We could have been further ahead and it felt a little bit nervy towards the end, but generally I felt we were in control and I felt we deserved the three points.

“I’m pleased that we showed a bit of resilience towards the end.”

Of the club record run, Taylor added: “In relation to the club record credit goes to the players and staff, the whole feel around the place at the moment, I sensed a bit of excitement today. It felt like there was more here and not only that they were making a bit more noise, so I’m pleased we put on a good enough performance to win a game.

“I think that’s my first time as manager we’ve won four games on the bounce.

“But my focus is always on the performance and on the players’ physical and mental well-being.”