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LEGGE: IT'S GREAT TO GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS

17 November 2014

Leon Legge delighted to help guide Gills to all three points following his brace in a dramatic 3-2 win over Leyton Orient at Priestfield

Leon Legge said it was a great feeling to help Gills get back to winning ways on Saturday following a 3-2 win over Leyton Orient.

The centre-back netted a second half brace to put the hosts in front, with Cody McDonald smashing home a 97th minute winner following Chris Dagnall’s late equaliser.

The defender has scored three times in his last three home appearances and talked us through his two headed efforts.

He said: “The first goal I thought I headed over but I saw it loop in and I didn’t know how to celebrate so I stood there for a couple of seconds! The next one I was walking past Michael Doughty and he said `go and get another one` and five seconds later I’m on the end of another one.

“From playing Crawley in the week down to 10 men it was almost a rehearsal, we dug in then and we did again on Saturday. We didn’t give up and when they scored we still felt with the set pieces we had we could get another one.

“We went right to the final whistle with 10 men, there has never been a lack of confidence – we have just kept plugging away.”

Legge praised the crowd for the impact they had on the game, and said the noise generated helped the players believe they could nick a winner.

He added: “The crowd were behind us and we all believed we could get the goal and we did with about five seconds left and that was it.

“The Rainham End is a noisy end and when you score in front of them; it’s almost like Liverpool’s Kop End! The place was loud and it was nice to get the winning feeling back at Priestfield.

“They were all stood there waiting to see what would happen and then we got the goal and the place was jumping!

“Saturdays and Sundays are a lot nicer when you’ve won a game and we will be positive for next week now.”


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