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Gillingham 0 Accrington 0: Reaction from Gills boss Steve Lovell

By Luke Cawdell

Gillingham boss Steve Lovell was happy with the point against Accrington - even though he felt they deserved all three.

The Gills had the majority of the play at Priestfield on Tuesday night but couldn’t score.

“I thought the boys did really well,” said the manager.

Elliott List on the attack for the Gills Picture: Ady Kerry (6857151)
Elliott List on the attack for the Gills Picture: Ady Kerry (6857151)

Report: Gillingham 0 Accrington 0

“We had the majority of the game, we created most of the chances and we were unlucky. Their keeper had more to do than Tomas (Holy) did in goal.

“We have had this before and lost games. We would have loved to have won it and should have won it but it is a point, it is a point gained that could mean a lot to us come the end of the season. If we keep building and keep performing like that then I am sure the points will come.”

Tom Eaves looks to win the ball for the Gills Picture: Ady Kerry (6857155)
Tom Eaves looks to win the ball for the Gills Picture: Ady Kerry (6857155)

It proved to be a frustrating night, one where the Gills will be looking back thinking what could have been.

One of the best chances fell to in-form midfielder Josh Rees, but even he couldn’t finish.

“Things were bouncing around but it wasn’t dropping for us,” said the manager.

“Josh Rees he has had another great game, but at the end he could have really capped it off, had he finished that chance when the one came across the box.

Darren Oldaker in action for the Gills against Accrington Picture: Ady Kerry (6857153)
Darren Oldaker in action for the Gills against Accrington Picture: Ady Kerry (6857153)

“The boys have given everything again, I was pleased with the way we passed it around and got the ball into Brandon (Hanlan), who I thought had a brilliant game and Tom Eaves and Elliott (List). Nothing really happened for Elliott but he kept going and I thought the back four were excellent.

“It was a good performance, it was a point at the end, but I would rather take a point than nothing at all.

“I was just pleased with the overall performance, that was the main thing, we defended well as a group, the midfield closed down their midfielders very well and I thought we created opportunities but didn’t take them.

“On another day we most probably would have scored two or three, but it was one of those games where we didn’t. Hopefully we will get back on scoring ways Saturday.”

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