Exeter boss Matt Taylor may have seen his side move to the top of Sky Bet League Two after a dramatic 3-2 win at Morecambe but he still wants more.
Taylor saw his side let a two-goal lead slip at the Globe Arena before Nicky Law secured victory five minutes from time.
But Taylor feels his side needs to do more and said: “I’m happy with the three points because that is what we came here to do, but we were a bit sloppy and allowed them to come back into the game after taking a two-goal lead and that has left me a bit annoyed.
“The first half was probably the best we have played attacking-wise but if we are going to be successful this season we have to learn to control games better.
“At 2-0 we just didn’t get out to them quick enough at times and we allowed them to get crosses into our box that we shouldn’t have and they got back into it with a great goal that gave them momentum.
“After a great start the second half was much more even – as we knew it would be as Morecambe are a good, experienced League Two team – but we showed good character, finished strongly and Nick has produced a goal at a vital time to give us the win.
“We finished strongly and it’s great to be top but it’s far too early in the season to judge where we are. We are only five games in, but I’m pleased with the points and pleased that we have stayed unbeaten – especially after two long away trips this week.”
Morecambe manager Jim Bentley was far from happy with his side’s defending, saying: “I’m really frustrated because once you get back to 2-2 from 2-0 down it is important you don’t lose a game.
“There were some real positives for us today, especially in the way we went forward, but I’m disappointed with all the goals we conceded. The first was poor, the second was criminal and the third was scandalous.
“It was a real blow because going forward we were excellent at times, especially after Lewis Alessandra brought us back into the game with a wonder goal.
“We pulled it back to 2-2 with a great goal after about 25 passes and had the momentum with some great football and that’s why I’m so disappointed that we didn’t take anything from the game.
“When you come from 2-0 down you have to make sure you do all you can to keep the point and their third goal looked a scandalous one to concede and that it why I’m so annoyed.”
Exeter took the lead through Jake Taylor and added a second five minutes later after a mistake from Andrew Tutte in his own box gifted Lee Martin the chance to score.
Dean Moxey had a header ruled out for offside and Morecambe took advantage when Alessandra produced a stunning shot from 25 yards that dipped and curled past Lewis Ward.
The goal gave the home side a massive lift and Alessandra struck again to bring the Shrimps level, only for Law to snatch the points.