Exeter manager Paul Tisdale hailed his side's 2-2 home draw with high-flying Peterborough as "a fantastic game of football".
Daniel Nardiello cancelled out Exeter defender Troy Archibald-Henville's first-half own goal early in the second period and then Jamie Cureton put the home side in front before Posh striker Lee Tomlin equalised in the 82nd minute.
Tisdale said: "It was a fantastic game of football. I actually enjoyed it. It's the way we have to play this season if we are to be successful. I'm sure of it. I think it showed how far we've come on that Peterborough are happy to go away 2-2 and are happy with a point. I'm delighted."
Tisdale was impressed by Peterborough, particularly in the first half, but equally impressed with his own side's improvement.
He added: "They're a very good side. Their first 20 minutes was a clear indication of what a good side they are. They were into the game a lot quicker than we were and deserved their goal, but we were excellent in the second half, we played to our limit, we used our bench anddid extremely well.
"Our forward play is getting better and better and we're toughening up defensively. It's definitely the way we want to go forward and I think it's a real sign that we are doing that."