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Man-of-match Steven Gregory praises team-mates for their all-round display in League 1 win over Wolves

06 January 2014
by Luke Cawdell

 

Gillingham's defence are forced to defend in numbers as Wolves  step up the pressure Picture Barry Goodwin

Gillingham's defence defend in numbers as Wolves step up the pressure. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Man-of-the-match midfielder Steven Gregory felt the whole team deserved praise after Friday’s win over Wolves.

Gregory was the man who walked away with the champagne but he was quick to salute his team-mates.

He said: “It’s nice to be acknowledged and pretty rare but it was a great team performance and I think everyone deserved the man-of-the-match.

Jake Hessenthaler takes on Scott Golbourne. Picture Barry Goodwin

Jake Hessenthaler takes on Scott Golbourne. Picture: Barry Goodwin

“It was a solid performance. I’m not saying we were outstanding but we kept our shape and frustrated them.

“They had a game two days before while ours was called off and that could have helped.

“We felt this was a good time to play them, even though results in our last two games hadn’t gone our way. We felt confident and in a good state of mind.”

After conceding so many late goals recently, Gregory was delighted that the Gills scored one themselves to take the points.

He said: “It was our turn (to score late) and we had totalled it up before the match, that we have dropped nine or 10 points from conceding in the last five or 10 minutes.

“It was really good to get one ourselves and hopefully that will continue to happen.”

Victory lifted the Gills to 14th in League 1 and helped erase the memories of a 4-0 defeat at Wolves earlier in the season.

“That was probably one of the worst performances of the season and it was nice to put that right,” the 26-year-old told Gillingham’s official website.

The Gills ended the festive period with a win, defeat and a draw and now have a break before heading to Colchester on Saturday.

 

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