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Lovell: "It's a very good point"

Gills boss proud of his men following draw with Peterborough.

10 February 2018

Manager reacts following last-gasp goal at Priestfield.

Steve Lovell praised the never say die attitude of his players following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Peterborough at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

Max Ehmer was put up front by the manager in the closing stages and he provided a clinical finish to secure a point with virtually the last kick of the game.

After the match Lovell praised his players, saying: “The conditions were awful, it was a horrible day. Both teams went out there and gave it a go. They got their goal, but we fought back as we do. We never say die, we roll our sleeves up and went right to the end and got the equaliser which is what we deserved.

“He [Max] nearly scored just before that; he hit the post when he slid in. In training Max fancies himself a as a goalscorer and he took it well. I’m pleased that we got the point. I think a draw was a fair result.

“I decided to go three at the back and just have a go. We were losing 1-0; we had to get men forward.

“In the last 20 minutes when we passed to people’s feet we started to create a few chances and credit to the opposition with the way they closed us down. I think it’s a very good point at the end of the day and I think we deserved it.

“They [the fans] helped us tremendously. In the first half they had nothing to cheer about but in the second it opened up a little bit. It’s a very good point.”

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