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PENNOCK: "THEY WORKED THEIR SOCKS OFF"

Gaffer delivers post-match reaction.

12 September 2017

Head Coach delivers his verdict.

Ady Pennock praised the character of his Gills side after watching them claim a point in a 1-1 draw against AFC Wimbledon despite playing the second half with just ten men.

Lee Martin was sent off moments before Sean Clare’s equaliser on the stroke of half-time, with former Gills winger Andy Barcham having given the hosts the lead on 35 minutes.

The visitors dug deep in the second half and had chances to win the game, but in the end the points were shared.

After the game Pennock said: “I thought we showed a lot of courage and desire and they worked their socks off. I thought we deserved something from the game, I’m very pleased.

“They started very quickly and we didn’t start very well at all which I was disappointed with but we dug in, we conceded the goal and then went down to ten men. We then scored before half-time and we regrouped.

“We had a good solid performance in the second half.

“I was really disappointed Saturday and I’m sure people will say we haven’t won again but the fans were clapping the boys off and they were top drawer.

“We didn’t lie down.”

The hosts were denied by Tomas Holy on several occasions and the boss was quick to praise the keeper on a fine display.

He added: “I thought he was fantastic, top drawer. He’s learning the language and learning how to play Football in this country.

“He’s had a bit of stick but if he keeps playing the way he has done then there will be people watching him because of his size and the way he kicks.”


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