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Lovell: "It's a great three points and a really good performance"

Gaffer delighted as Gills sink Portsmouth 3-1 at Fratton Park.

10 March 2018

Gills boss delivers his reaction following 3-1 win at Pompey.

Steve Lovell praised the impact of sub Conor Wilkinson and skipper Lee Martin as the Gills came from 1-0 down to clinch their first ever win over Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday.

Gills went in at the interval behind but Wilkinson, who replaced Tom Eaves at half-time, scored within three minutes of coming on before Martin netted an excellent brace to give the visitors a fantastic 3-1 win.

Speaking after the game Lovell said: “We had a game plan and in the first half Tom Eaves battled really hard with their centre-halves and beat them up. Tom gives us energy and he puts so much effort in and he had a big say in the win.

“He did what he had to do, Conor [Wilkinson] came on and he was the difference for us. I thought we played some really good stuff.

“Lee Martin is a tremendous professional; he’s a leader and he inspires the team. He drives us on and there’s no substitute for experience.

“Goals change games; the boys have worked hard, they’ve put in a shift today and they can play Football. They pass it well and they’re capable of beating anyone in this league.

“It’s a great three points and a really good performance.

“Great support again today; fantastic support.”

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