Gills Manager praises team effort following first win over Carlisle at Brunton Park in over 20 years
Peter Taylor said it was pleasing to seal a 2-1 victory over Carlisle at Brunton Park on Saturday, and believes the timing of the win to be ideal for the squad.
Goals either side of the interval from Joe Pigott, who was making his first start for the club, and Cody McDonald saw the Gills record their first win at the ground since 1993, although a Leon Legge own goal in the last minute of normal time did set up a tense finish.
The back four stood firm and ensured Gills remained in the top half of the table, and Taylor was pleased with the performance.
Speaking after the game he said: “They put under a lot of pressure; it was a difficult wind, it wasn’t always such a helpful wind but sometimes you play the ball forward and it goes too far.
"They were a threat but we had to handle it and in the end we restricted them to a few chances.
“Carlisle, like ourselves, are near on the same position so it was an important place to get a point or three, it’s fantastic that’s it's three.
“Some of our Football was very good and our togetherness in the second half was excellent.
“We had a really good chat at lunch time and we spoke about the importance of getting some away wins.
"I didn’t want the players looking at certain teams that are below us or with us at home just thinking they will be home wins or the ones we are going to try and get home wins.
“I felt as though we needed some away wins somewhere and this was the perfect start with the place to get it.”