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Gillingham boss Peter Taylor was content with a point after Cody McDonald scored in injury-time against Walsall

29 December 2013
by Luke Cawdell

Gillingham's defence is in disarray after Romaine Sawyers equalises for Walsall. Picture Barry Goodwin

Gillingham's defence is in disarray after Romaine Sawyers equalises for Walsall. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Peter Taylor was delighted with his side’s never-say-die attitude on Sunday.

The Gills were 2-1 down after conceding a 90th minute goal but Cody McDonald levelled it up two minutes later and then almost struck a winner.

“It was nice to get something,” said Gills boss Taylor.

“It didn’t feel very good when we were 2-1 down, because they were two goals we could have easily stopped. You shouldn’t give goals like that to good teams, because they create enough themselves.

“Walsall are a very good team and they play some terrific football. We were expecting it and for the first half an hour they were a very good. I didn’t particularly like us in the first half hour, i think we showed too much respect and were too deep.”

The Gills got to the break without conceding and McDonald’s overhead kick put them ahead, only for Walsall to answer back with two goals of their own - their second coming in the 90th minute.

“The second half was terrific on our part,” said Taylor.

“We started it right and fortunately scored a good goal that helped the players’ confidence and we kept going.

“I know in the end we have conceded two goals, which were poor goals and there are little things we have to learn, which is why we are in the position we are in at the moment.

“But the players never stopped, they kept on believing and they deserve a load of credit for that.

“We could still do with a little more luck and then we might get a win here.

“We are certainly not having a lucky season because we hit the bar twice. Cody had a chance right at the end, which would have made it a 3-2 victory. It was a tremendous chance.”

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