Ben Strevens disappointed at only playing one half against Morecambe but delighted with Gillingham's win
challenges Morecambe's Chris McCready at Priestfield on
Picture: Barry Goodwin
By Luke Cawdell
A first-half booking left striker Ben Strevens frustrated but he
was still delighted to see Deon Burton score in injury-time to give
Gillingham a 2-1 victory against Morecambe on Saturday.
Strevens became the latest player to be substituted at half-time
due to a yellow card picked up early on in a game.
"It was a soft booking but as soon as I got it I knew what the
outcome was going to be," said the 32-year-old.
"Early on in the season we had a couple of occasions where
players had two yellows and we ended up being down to 10 so we are
all quite aware that, especially first half, if you get a yellow
you pretty much know you are coming off.
"Obviously I was a little disappointed but Myles (Weston) came
on and did well and so has Deon (Burton). It shows the squad is the
most important thing."
Last weekend Strevens was taking the congratulations, after
scoring Gills’ opening goal against Plymouth, but it was Burton
taking the plaudits on Saturday.
"We were all up jumping around on the bench when Deon scored,"
"It’s a team game and at the same time when I scored last week
Deon was one of the first to jump on me. We don’t care who scores,
as long as we are successful and we get the three points."
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