Gillingham assistant manager John Schofield writes exclusively for the KM Group
Everyone was out there fighting against Southend to get that
clean sheet and it was great to see.
That performance summed up what we have been about all season,
with a ‘though shall not pass’ attitude and defending for a clean
sheet and then showing good quality in the other half.
It was a good performance and we played well attacking and got
back to what we have done well previously, playing well in good
areas, mixing our game up, passing long and short and we got our
The players showed proper hard work when they had to defend and
it’s the sort of stuff you do in training day in, day out,
defending in the box and stopping people getting shots and crosses
You go back to the game against Rotherham, where we defended
like that, and recently against Fleetwood in the second half and
Barnet in the second half, where we have been in control of the
game and it’s good to see.
Leon Legge has come in for his debut and done well. He will head
it in both boxes and help us dominate crosses going into our
Talking to Southend manager Paul Sturrock afterwards, he
admitted he was glad to get in at 1-0 at the break because they
could have been three down. Then in the second half, Westy hit the
post late on as well and Adam Barrett got onto a couple of headers
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