DEREK Adams declared himself satisfied with City’s point from Exeter on opening day.

A travelling army of 685 away fans swelled the crowd to see a goalless duel between two teams tipped to be in the League Two promotion picture.

City’s best scoring chances came in the first half with Callum Cooke and Lee Angol brilliantly denied by a double save from home keeper Cameron Dawson and Andy Cook seeing a header cleared in front of goal.

Exeter then had the better of the second half with Nigel Atangana missing a big opportunity to snatch the win late on.

Adams said: “Coming away from home on the first day of the season to Exeter, one of the promotion favourites, you’ve got to take a point sometimes.

“We’d have deserved the three points but at some stage in the game you’ve got to take a point.

“We started the game exceptionally well and created some really good openings. We should have been ahead.

“But we’ve had to come away with a point from a difficult place to come to.

“Exeter are going to be up there – they always are – and we dealt well with the threats they had on the day.

“I thought it was just a matter of time before we’d threaten again if we could pick the right pass. We got down the sides of the back three and created some good opportunities without taking them.”

Oscar Threlkeld was replaced at half-time after taking a kick on the calf and will be assessed before the Capital One Cup trip to Nottingham Forest.