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31 August 2013

Club News


31 August 2013

Martin delighted with collective effort after securing deserved point against Bristol City

Martin Allen said the players had given `everything for the shirt` following the 1-1 draw against Bristol City at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Bayo Akinfenwa’s first half strike gave the hosts the lead, but Marvin Elliott responded before the interval to ensure a level game at the break.

Leon Legge and Cody McDonald came closest for the home side to regaining the advantage, but City had numerous chances through Scott Wagstaff, Sam Baldock and Jay Emmanuel Thomas.

their third straight draw.However the Robins failed to beat Stuart Nelson for a second time, meaning the Gills had to settle for

Martin said after the game: “I thought we were outstanding in the first half, we had a tricky five minutes before half time but other than that I thought we played superbly well.

“Bristol City came back in to it in the second half but we defended as a team and there have been times when we have conceded late goals so it was important that we kept our discipline, kept believing and they had a few chances near the end but we stuck at it and got a good point.

when we really did play well; we played good football and passed it around. Brentford game“That first half was up there with the

“We played some good stuff, we didn’t manage to keep it going but it was really hot out there and Bristol City play an open game so there is a lot of running for our team.

“Whether it was fair or not fair it’s another point on our board – we have played some big clubs and the players have stuck at it well.

They are improving and starting to believe in themselves. performance at Wolves.“They have been fantastic in the last few matches since the

"There are times when you might have to ride your luck a little bit but it was a good performance, I’m delighted with the players and the supporters got behind them.

and were unlucky to lose 1-0.Colchester we played really well, at home to away at Swindon was superb“The Brentford game was superb,

“Wolves away we didn’t play well but we will keep going, keep believing, keep working at our game and we’ll get our rewards.”

here.Watch Martin’s post match press conference by clicking

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