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GAFFER: WE HAD TO BE AT OUR BEST

11 August 2015

Justin Edinburgh delivers his thoughts following the 2-1 win over Plymouth at Home Park

Justin Edinburgh said he was delighted to have got through to the second round of the Capital One Cup following a 2-1 win over Plymouth.

The Gills came from behind at Home Park to claim victory thanks to goals from Bradley Dack and Jake Hessenthaler, and the Manager was pleased to see his team show some battling qualities.

He said: “We were pushed all the way and are obviously delighted to come out victorious, come from behind and collect another victory which puts us through to the next round – I’m very happy.

“We knew if we were to leave here [as winners] we had to be at our best.

“We certainly competed very well, perhaps not as fluent with the ball in the first half but we were much better second half.”

Craig Tanner scored the opener with an excellent volley, with Dack moments earlier having a goal ruled out for offside which puzzled the Gills boss.

He added: “There is not an awful lot you can do with a finish like that.

“We probably could have done better to stop the cross coming in but one of our players lost his footing at a crucial time and it was an outstanding individual goal, a great strike.

“I’ve learnt a rule tonight [on Dack’s disallowed goal], if it’s an accidental ricochet then its offside. I’m bemused by it, I was flabbergasted why it hadn’t stood.”

Dack did finally get a deserved goal late on, with Hessenthaler sealing the tie shortly after.

Justin added: “It was a great finish and that’s what he’s got, great composure and pops up in those little areas. The second one was a great touch from Rory Donnelly across for Jake Hessenthaler to nod in for the win.”


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