Gillingham manager Martin Allen was delighted to see Myles Weston hit the equaliser against Fleetwood Town
Romain Vincelot shields the ball as Danny
Kedwell watches on as Gills take a point against Fleetwood at
Gillingham boss Martin Allen was pleased to
see his side pick up a point against Fleetwood after facing a
two-goal deficit midway through the first half.
And Allen hailed the impact of super-sub
Myles Weston, who helped turn the game around in the second
“It was a good performance,” said the Gills manager.
“I don’t think we played too badly in the
first half but we found ourselves two goals down. It shouldn’t come
as any surprise that the players stepped up a gear. We probably
deserved to win the game in the end.
“I know they scored two goals but most of
the play was in the middle of the field and it was a pretty cagey
opening. They have been up near the top pretty much all season, so
for us it was a good point to our total, another week has gone and
it’s good for us.
“It was a great feeling (to have
equalised). All the players in the club can play in a winning team
and all the players on the bench can make a difference.
“Thankfully the one we picked to come on
made the difference and set the place alight. I am well pleased for
Myles Weston because he is a really good player. I am delighted for
The Gills retained their five-point cushion
at the top of League 2 with the draw - only one team in the top 10
won - but it wasn’t looking good when the visitors went
2-0 up after 28 minutes.
Despite that, Allen was sure the tide would
turn. He said: “At 2-0 we were pretty calm. We weren’t banging our
heads against the wall, or scratching our heads and saying ‘oh my
God pass me the Nurofen’.
“It was a case of, ‘what are we going to do
and how are we going to go about it?’ We knew we would definitely
up the ante in the second half and we made that change (With Weston
on for Deon Burton) to give us some pace to go in behind.
“We encouraged all the other players to be
a bit calmer in possession and a bit more tenacious in the tackle,
with their headers and challenges and God bless them they stepped
up and performed for the crowd.
“I thought the second-half performance was
up there with the best we’ve had all season. We passed the ball
around, trying to tempt them out, and when teams park the bus it’s
difficult to break them down.
"We pushed them back and got one (in the
second half) and had a few chances with our attacking players to
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