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Manager Martin Allen proud to create club history as Gillingham set new record for number of away wins in a season

By Luke Cawdell

Manager Martin Allen left Chesterfield with another three points and a place in Gillingham’s record books.

It was a special night for the Gills boss after his team broke the club record for the most away wins in a Football League season.

The 11th win broke the record set in the 1984-85 season under Keith Peacock.

Allen, pictured with matchwinner Cody McDonald, said: “The club (as Gillingham FC) is 100 years old and we have broken the record of 100 years of away wins – it’s fantastic, isn’t it.

“It’s a surreal feeling and I don’t think I have ever created history before – not for the right reasons. To get this record makes me proud.”

Gillingham’s success on their travels has been built on a solid defence, which this season has so far conceded just nine goals on their travels – better than any other league club in England.

Allen said: “It was testament to the players’ hard work. They train hard, they listen and are receptive and are a pleasure to work with.

“It is an all-round collective effort, on and off the field from all the staff and the players and, of course, all the supporters."

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