Published: 06:47, 15 April 2018
| Updated: 06:49, 15 April 2018
Gillingham striker Tom Eaves made Oldham’s Wilfried Moimbe pay the price for a moment of madness.
Moimbe was red-carded for tugging at Eaves' hair, an incident that also earned the Gills a stoppage-time penalty, which the striker put away.
It meant that relegation threatened Oldham waved goodbye to a precious two points.
“If he really wanted to brush my hair I would have let him do it after the game,” joked Gills’ 15-goal man.
“I bumped into him and he pulled my hair.”
Eaves had gone eight games without a goal before tucking away the late penalty, to earn the Gills a 1-1 draw.
“There were a few mindgames going on,” said the 26-year-old, speaking about the penalty.
“I looked over to the sideline and saw him (the Oldham boss) making a substitution, using every trick in the book. I found it comical to be honest.
“I was delighted to have put the penalty away and to have got back on the scoresheet.
“It has been a frustrating period for me because I want to contribute to the team and play as many games as I can, hopefully now I can get on the pitch for the rest of the season. I just want to play as many as possible, every one if I can.”
His 15th of the season came against a former club, one which gave him his first taste of senior football after progressing through Oldham’s youth set-up.
Not that the Oldham fans seemed to care.
Eaves said: “For some reason I don’t get the reception, not even a lukewarm one really, for what reason I don’t know but I am a Gillingham player and all my loyalties are with Gillingham.”
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