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Gillingham boss Martin Allen takes delight from injury-time win against Morecambe at Priestfield

17 November 2012

Martin Allen

Martin Allen described Saturday’s finale as an amazing experience after Deon Burton struck the injury-time winner against Morecambe.

The goal came in added-on-time after a tough game for the Gills.

“It was an amazing end to what was a difficult game,” said Gillingham boss Allen (pictured).

“I said last week they were relentless and they just keep going.

"Morecambe are well organised and they’ve been on a good run with some good results. They have some good players, they have proper men in their team with experience and it was a tough game.

"That win was fantastic. It was just brilliant from Deon Burton and in the Rainham End as well.

The win, coupled with a draw for second placed Port Vale, gives the Gills a seven point lead in League 2.

“I only found that out as I walked into the media room,” said Allen.

“Someone told me we have gone seven points clear and that’s quite amazing.

“I don’t look at my phone to quickly look what the others have done. I don’t bother, I really don’t. I went back to my office, had a cup of coffee, walked Monty on the side of the pitch and then someone said we were seven points clear. It does make me smile.

“The credit has got to go to the players. They are the ones who do it.”

And Allen was keen to praise his opponents on Saturday, who almost left Priestfield with a share of the spoils.

“I shook the hand of every player from Morecambe and said to every one of them ‘well played’ because they really played well. I do like the club.

“They are getting stronger and stronger. They are well organised, well put together and they have a good blend of younger and older players. Each and every one of them had my full respect."

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