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Ady Pennock reaction to Gillingham's 3-2 win over Scunthorpe


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Gillingham boss Ady Pennock paid tribute to hat-trick hero Josh Wright after their amazing comeback against Scunthorpe.

Wright scored a nine-minute hat-trick of penalties as Gills came from 2-0 down to snatch an unlikely 3-2 victory.

"It was pretty special to be fair," said Pennock. "We started the game really slow and I was disappointed with the goal we conceded.

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Josh Wright celebrates scoring for Gills against Scunthorpe. Picture: Andy Payton
Josh Wright celebrates scoring for Gills against Scunthorpe. Picture: Andy Payton

"We went 2-0 down and they thoroughly deserved it. Then we showed the character that we've got here. I said that one goal would change it.

"I don't think I've ever been involved in a game with three penalties (for one side).

"But give Josh Wright a lot of credit, to take those three penalties the way he did was first class."

The Gills probably felt they were hard done by prior to that with referee Robert Lewis coming in for plenty of stick from the home fans.

But Pennock felt the official was correct to award all three spot-kicks to Gills in quick succession.

"I thought the referee missed two blatant ones (penalties) but I'm not going to picky about that," he said.

"I was happy with all three penalties. It was one of those game that had everything.

Gills head coach Ady Pennock just before kick-off. Picture: Andy Payton
Gills head coach Ady Pennock just before kick-off. Picture: Andy Payton

"If we scored then we knew that their confidence could dip. The subs came on and did very well but I'm just pleased for the players, the character was fantastic and the atmosphere at the end was phenomenal.

"I thought the whole stadium was rocking, it really was, and that's what I want.

"You can't fault the players, they deserve all the pats on the back and Josh Wright will obviously because he got three goals."

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