Adam Barrett lifts the League 2 trophy on Saturday. Picture: Barry Goodwin
by Luke Cawdell
Gillingham were unable to hold on to a two-goal lead on Saturday, but all of that was secondary to skipper Adam Barrett.
The Gills wrapped up the title with the point gained from a 2-2 draw and that was all that mattered.
Barrett said: “We were 2-0 up and cruising and doing well. I don’t know if we took our foot off the gas but fair play to Wimbledon, they came at us and they had nothing to lose – they are fighting for their lives.
“We made it difficult for ourselves so we are disappointed to have not won but it’s about being champions.
“We haven’t lost the game, it’s another point at home and that point has made us win the league.
“It’s massive for the club. You look at the faces around the club, are they disappointed? Absolutely not."
Barrett was the man to lift the trophy on Saturday in front of a sell-out crowd at Priestfield – a moment he will never forget.
“The club hadn’t won a title for 50 years and it is a proud moment for myself and a moment I will cherish forever,” said the 33-year-old centre-back.
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