Gillingham assistant manager John Schofield writes exclusively for the KM Group
Tuesday's win at
Northampton showed so much about the character of this squad we’ve
We went into the
match following our first defeat, where, as a group, we didn’t
achieve those high standards we’ve set ourselves. But it’s after a
defeat you find out about people.
We learned a lot
about the players – we learned they have massive hunger and desire.
What a great response.
We spoke about desire
and a willingness not to concede and there were some fantastic
blocks, great headers, a couple of good saves and people reacting
The conditions were
terrible, with swirling wind and rain and we started off a bit
Once we got going, we
passed it well, competed fantastically against a big and strong
team who play to their strengths and we scored a great
For all the football
we did play, our goalkeeper Stuart Nelson picked it up and we went
for a quick counter-attack. Deon Burton nipped in and showed great
composure and it wasn’t an easy finish but he did it
Some of the football
in the second half was great to watch and there was a fantastic
strike by Payney for the second.
Read more from John Schofield in Friday's Medway
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