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Lovell: "It's a great result"

Steve Lovell delighted as Gills down Fleetwood at Highbury.

22 December 2017

Gills manager delivers his reaction following 2-0 win over Fleetwood.

Steve Lovell said he was a proud man after watching his Gills side beat Fleetwood 2-0 at Highbury on Friday evening.

Josh Parker and Luke O’Neill were both on target within the first 20 minutes and despite Fleetwood’s best attempts they were unable to find a way past Tomas Holy.

After the game Steve said: “The performance was first class in the first half; it was quite the opposite from Tuesday where I said to the boys they should learn from that experience. You can’t start as sloppily as that so what is pleasing is that they took on the advice, came out in the first half and controlled it basically with the two goals.

“In the second half we knew Fleetwood would get hold of the ball and try to play but we kept our shape and defensive discipline that we work so hard on as a unit in training, and it’s just pleasing that all that comes together for a good result.

“Three points are so important obviously but it’s the performance from going from the first half when our attacking football was brilliant to the defensive side of it. We did the two lots which we were really happy with.”

The Gills boss made it clear on Tuesday he wasn’t happy with the performance at Carlisle, but praises his side for responding so positively.

He added: “We lost on Tuesday but that was a massive loss for the way we approach every game; they understand what is required from every start. We get it down, we pass it, we knock it long when we have to. We had two disallowed aswell which shows the chances we are creating.

“They are a great bunch of lads, they’ve answered the question I asked them on Tuesday after the game and it’s been answered in fine fashion. It’s a great result; I’m very happy and it will be a nice bus on the way home and we look forward to Boxing Day.”

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