Published: 22:00, 13 February 2018 |
Updated: 08:39, 14 February 2018
Manager Steve Lovell praised his side’s ‘magnificent’ first half showing on Tuesday night.
Gillingham led 2-0 after just 18 minutes at Northampton, laying the foundations for yet another away win, the seventh since Lovell took charge in mid-October.
“We played very well,” said the Welshman.
Scroll down for audio
“First half, we came out the blocks as we had done for most of the games away from home, apart from Wigan. Apart from that one game we had come out the blocks firing all cylinders and the game was won in the first half hour.
“We were magnificent and they couldn’t cope with us. We could have had three or four in the first half maybe, it was very pleasing.
“When they play like that it is a pleasure to watch, the only disappointing thing is that we didn’t get the third and the fourth goals.
“The main thing is we were creating chances, playing good football and the boys were in control and that was it mainly in the first half.
“The first half was most probably the best of the season so far.”
Northampton came back into it after the break, pulling a goal back after 55 minutes.
“We knew they would come and have a go at us,” Lovell said.
“We had to weather the storm a little bit, we tinkered with the formations a bit and we got it right at the end, for a great three points.”
Lovell made changes in personnel and formation midway through the second half, which helped stemmed the tide after Northampton had restarted well.
The manager said: “We made a couple of changes which we had to do, to try and counter their shape. We managed to do that.
“When you have people like Lee Martin and Scott Wagstaff to bring on, it helps steady the ship. Ben Nugent and Callum Reilly came off and they both had great games.
“We had to make those changes to go back to a formation to try and stop them from being dominant.”
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.