Manager Martin Allen eyeing another place in the record books as Gillingham's impressive away form continues
Myles Weston and Charlie Lee applaud the fans
after Gillingham set a new club record for away wins in a season at
Chesterfield. Picture: Barry Goodwin.
Gillingham are chasing another record after extending their
unbeaten away run to 10 games.
Just weeks after setting a new record for away wins in the
league – with an 11th of the season at Chesterfield – the Gills are
now in line to break a record that has stood since 1974.
Andy Nelson’s Division 4 promotion-winners went 10 away games
without defeat in the 1973-74 season and Martin Allen’s side
equalled that run with a draw at Aldershot on Saturday.
They could now beat it if they avoid defeat in Exeter next
“I’ll be getting all Roy Castle with my old trumpet,” said Gills
boss Martin Allen, referring to the man who presented the Record
Breakers programme on television.
“That’s nice for all the record books but that’s not my
business. My business is for Mr Scally and the supporters and to
get enough points for our players and to help our players.”
The current run of form is in stark contrast to recent times,
where the team went 34 games without an away win – stretching
almost a year and a half, from May 2, 2009 to November 20, 2010 –
which included the whole of the 2009-10 season.
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