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30 September 2014

Gills striker Luke Norris hoping to bag more goals in the near future after scoring a stunner against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane

Luke Norris is hoping his wonder goal at Sheffield United on Saturday can help kick start his season.

The striker, who joined the club in the summer on a two year deal from Brentford, came off the bench and thundered in a left foot effort which flew past keeper Mark Howard to give Gills the lead in the last six minutes at Bramall Lane.

However the hosts scored twice late on to deny the visitors all three points, and Norris is hoping lessons can be learned for the future.

He said: “That’s two now for the season and I hope there will be a lot more. It was funny because James Russell said to me beforehand that you will come on and score late!

“Bramall Lane is probably one of the most daunting places to come in  League One and we held on for 84 minutes, Callum Davies cleared a number off the line so I thought we defended well.

“We go ahead and then concede twice in the last few minutes which isn’t what you want.

“If we get ahead then we need to work on not conceding, if we cannot concede in games then it gives you a big chance of winning.

“If you get ahead like we did you have to shut it out and it goes from being a great trip home to being a bad trip home.

“Our home form has been good but we are conceding too many away from home.”

Prior to Sheffield United’s second goal Norris believed there should have been a free kick awarded to Gillingham when he was fouled just past the halfway line, and said had play been stopped the game probably would have ended a draw.

He added:  “Their skipper has kicked it against me, it has rebounded and I’m onto it. He said he didn’t know how he got away with it.

“I did have a lot to do but in that moment there is no one within 30 yards and he’s the last man. We can’t just blame it on that one thing but if it goes our way the game finishes a lot differently.

“I don’t know where he got six minutes from, it’s oblivious to me.”

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