Gills Manager happy with second half recovery after coming from behind to secure point at Valley Parade
Peter Taylor said he was pleased with the way his side recovered in the second half to claim a hard fought point in a 1-1 draw against Bradford at Valley Parade.
Cody McDonald netted an equaliser early in the second half to cancel out Aaron McLean’s opener after ten minutes to guide the Gills to their first draw since December 29.
Bradford had the majority of play in the first half, but the introduction of Bayo Akinfenwa at half time gave the visitors a physical threat after the interval, and he was on hand to set up Cody’s 14th goal of the season.
Following the game Peter said: “I was very pleased that we recovered, we didn’t start very well again. We knew Bradford start exceptionally well and we were looking to at least match that, but they got the better of it.
“It was a very disappointing goal for us to concede because we had the ball, tried to play a bit of Football and I think we just made the wrong decision in the end.
“We lost it, they got the chance to cross it and somebody got in front of our defender which is disappointing defending.
“At half time we believed we could get back in it if we stuck together. The boys certainly did that, they worked exceptionally hard in the second half to get a very good goal and at least deserved a point.
“I think any game that we play away from home a point is good – there are certain games that we play at home where a point is good.
“That’s three matches unbeaten which is good for us in our situation, three matches before that we were talking about three defeats so I think the recovery has been really good from the boys.”