Published: 22:00, 20 October 2015
Justin Edinburgh hailed his team’s never-say-die attitude as Gillingham came from a goal behind to claim maximum points against Scunthorpe with a stoppage-time winner.
Gills boss Edinburgh said: “They will probably feel hard done by, but the character and the resilience and that never-say-die attitude of this young group has taken us across the line.
“I am delighted that we have managed to collect the three points and continue the run of form at home.”
The Gills had failed to sparkle in the first half, however, leading to Edinburgh making a double change, bringing on pace with Jermaine McGlashan and Brennan Dickenson.
Edinburgh said: “At half-time I wouldn’t have thought that we would be collecting three points. That was probably our worst first-half performance at home this season
“Sometimes you have to give credit to the opposition. Scunthorpe were a very good side and have good players. They really pushed us back first half.
“We changed one or two things second half.”
The Gills went behind early on after the break but Dickenson levelled shortly after and Harry Lennon scored late on.
It still took a great block from keeper Stuart Nelson, to deny Murray Wallace from close-range, with the last action of the game.
The manager said: “The goal really hurt us but this group never know when they are beaten. They really showed that.
“To score as quickly as we did after they took the lead was pivotal and so important. To then score in the fashion that we did, as late as we did, is becoming a bit of a trademark for this group of players.
“The save from Nelson is a winning save that collects us three points and keeps us top of the table.”