Gills Manager delighted with work ethic as late goal denies hosts victory

Gills Manager Peter Taylor praised his players for their fighting spirit following the 2-2 draw against Peterborough at MEMS Priestfield on Saturday.

Britt Assombalonga scored a back heel right at the death to snatch a draw for Posh when it seemed the hosts had done enough to seal maximum points.

The striker put Darren Ferguson’s side in front in the 12th minute, but following the interval Joe Martin and Cody McDonald struck to put Gillingham in front before being denied right at the death.

Speaking after the game Peter said: “I think Peterborough showed what a good Football team they are so that was always going to test us. We kept hanging in there and the effort of the players was outstanding so I am very pleased with that.

“Somebody is being very unkind to us to be fair because you hear what Darren says before the game about us having long throws and our two long throwers both got injured at the same time so all of a sudden that weapon is out of the window for us.

“That was very unlucky with the injuries we got and the time we got them but the people that came on worked extremely hard.

“Joe’s goal was a great goal of course, that was good for us and we knew we had to fight like mad as a team to get back in the game.

“To be fair I wasn’t too unhappy with our first half performance either – we are playing against a good side here and promotion favourites I’m sure.

“In that respect it was a decent performance. We had a chance or two and I was disappointed with their first goal, but we kept going so that was good.”