Published: 21:50, 22 October 2013
Peter Taylor accepted that not everything went right on Tuesday night, but the win was all that mattered.
The interim boss saw Gillingham go from comfortably leading 2-0, to hanging on for the points, against a Notts County side who finished strongly.
He said: “We got two very good goals, both well taken, although it may have been down to bad defending from Notts County.
“When you go in at half-time 2-0, it is still a dangerous score. We are then desperate for that third goal and I felt that was the time when we did deserve to score, just after the second half, but we didn’t get it.
“Notts County then played some terrific football and were very hard to get the ball off and they were getting chances. When they get a goal (to make it 2-1) then it’s a very tricky 10-15 minutes.
“Fair play to the players, they’ve worked extremely hard.
“We needed three points. Because there have been changes around the place the boys needed lifting and they worked extremely hard to get that result. They were very pleased with themselves afterwards.
“We know we could have made it a little easier but Notts County, when they go forward, are very attacking and at times they have more bodies than you in certain areas and it’s hard to get the ball off them, so fair play to the players.”
County’s goal had come 11 minutes from time made for a tight finish as the visitors pushed forward for an equaliser.
“That was probably down to tiredness and probably a bit down to nerves,” said Taylor.
“You can get a touch negative and sit a bit deeper and give the opposition a bit more space. There are loads of little things that happen.”