Striker pleased to score winning goal as Gills defeat Carlisle 1-0 at Priestfield

Danny Kedwell was delighted to have scored the winning goal as the Gills secured a 1-0 win over Carlisle at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday.

The striker bagged his sixth goal in as many games via the penalty spot, and although he agreed that the first half was slightly flat, he was satisfied with the performance in the second half where the home side upped the tempo to try and get the result.

Speaking exclusively to the club’s official website he said: “That’s what we needed, last week was disappointing where we had a great first half and a bad second half whereas today [Saturday] we had a bad first half and a good second half.

“It’s worked out well for us and going in to the FA Cup week hopefully we get another win and it gives you that momentum.”

Penalties seem to be one of Danny’s specialities having missed just one spot kick since he joined the club, but he says he is confident whenever the team are awarded one.

He added: “I’m confident with my penalties but we started really well in the second half and that gives you confidence to win the game and then we got the pen.

 “The last couple of years I’ve been smashing them and I have a powerful shot and if I hit it hard enough it’s going in and if not the keeper goes in with it!

“Its nerve-wracking and it’s a bit of pressure, its not as easy as people think when fans are watching you expecting you to score from 12 yards, which you should do.

“I’m glad that I have scored the penalty to win us the game.”

His scoring form is naturally giving the Gills number nine cause to be optimistic, and he is eager to continue the run against Brackley in the FA Cup next week.

He added: “I believe in the next game I will score again and that’s what a striker needs, there are times when you don’t score for three or four games but its how mentally strong you are to get through that and get the goals back.

“It’s six in six now and hopeful in the next one it will be seven or eight in seven.

“These teams go to places and knock you out of the cup so we need to make sure we work hard, do it right, prepare right and hopefully get through to the second round.

“Its like a final for them, they will come here and it’s a big thing for them.”

You can watch Kedwell’s exclusive interview to the club website here.