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EDINBURGH: IT'S A VALUABLE POINT

7 March 2015

Club News

EDINBURGH: IT'S A VALUABLE POINT

7 March 2015

Gillingham boss delivers his post match press conference following the 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers

Justin Edinburgh felt a draw was a fair result as the Gills shared the points against Doncaster on Saturday at Priestfield.

The game finished 1-1 with the hosts coming from behind to take a draw; John Marquis cancelling out Harry Forrester’s long range effort on 44 minutes.

The second half saw chances created for both teams, but in the end neither side could produce a winner.

Speaking after the game the Gills boss said: “I’m sure they [the fans] leave knowing that the players have given their all but that’s two weeks consecutively now that I’m sure the weather has played a heavy part in the performance.

“If it’s not going to be a classic or a game of free flowing football with lots of chances then you don’t want to be losing it. That hurt last week to lose the game but today we showed more grit and determination to make sure that didn’t happen again.”

The Manager commented on the first goal that saw Forrester score direct from a 40-yard free kick, claiming the weather played its part.

He said: “It’s well assisted by the wind and a bit of a freak goal really. It’s caught Nels out slightly as it picked up pace but it was a good response from the players to get back on level terms pretty quickly and I suppose both teams would look at the draw as a fair result.”

Marquis produced an equaliser almost immediately, and Edinburgh believes it could be an important point in the context of the season.

He added: “Scoring can become a habit and it’s a good one that he’s in at the minute. Chances were few and far between but he’s despatched that very well.

“We’ve got goals from different areas and again someone different today has got us the goal that has got us a valuable point.

“We are still four points of the playoffs so it’s still all to play for.”

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