Gillingham assistant manager John Schofield writes exclusively for the KM Group
The two clean sheets from our last two away games speak volumes
of the players and the work that has been done on the training
There were some massive performances from the team, from a
defensive point of view, on Tuesday night as the lads did great to
win a point at York.
We cleared our lines and kept our shape. We were compact and
looked dangerous on the break at times. Had we got the victory, it
would have been a textbook away performance but at least we have
come away with something and that’s our aim every game.
There was always going to be a reaction from York after their
4-0 defeat to Wycombe in the previous match. They brought in a
couple of new players and gave them their debuts and it was always
going to be tough.
But we stood up to it well. We created three or four chances for
ourselves as well and on another day it could have been a different
We so nearly won it late on when Charlie Lee’s strike hit the
That is something Charlie (pictured) has in his locker. He is
technically good and it wasn’t an easy shot to hit, let alone when
you have just come on the field. It was his first touch of the
game. He caught it well and I’m not sure the keeper knew much about
Since that home defeat by Wycombe, we’ve picked up four points
on the road from two matches and if we can average that over the
course of the season, then we won’t be far away.
John Schofield (second right) on the
Gillingham bench at York - picture by Barry Goodwin
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