Connor Ogilvie believes the team is moving in the right direction.
Gills defender Connor Ogilvie insists there were plenty of positives to draw upon after a thrilling 1-1 draw with Charlton on Saturday afternoon. The former-Spurs youngster, speaking with the media after the game, praised his team and is backing them to go one better against AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Leading-scorer Jordan Graham lashed home a clinical penalty for the Gills with little over 15 minutes remaining, but the South London side, who had their own first-half penalty expertly saved by Jack Bonham, levelled the score eight minutes before the final whistle through Chuks Aneke.
Ogilvie, however, saw enough in a performance he described as ‘one of our best’ to give him confidence for the rest of the season.
“It was a good team performance and we were disappointed to not take all three points. Hopefully we can take this form into the AFC Wimbledon game. If we play like that every week, then I don’t see why we can’t be up there in the table come the end of the season.
“We were disappointed to concede, especially so late on in the game. We always want those three points, that is the attitude we have in this group. We can’t dwell on it. You just have to dust yourself down and go again for Tuesday.”
A tale of two penalties
“Jack Bonham made a fantastic save down to his right-hand side. He’s a great keeper and a great lad and he keeps showing how good he is. He makes it a lot easier for us when he is making these big saves. The penalty save gave us a big lift.
“When Jordan Graham steps over the ball we know it is going to be a good shot. He missed his last penalty but he showed bravery stepping up for this one and putting it away.”
“Wimbledon is always a good game to play in. They have a few boys that were here, Luke O’Neill and that and I am looking forward to it. We should have got something off them last season, but we didn’t, that’s football.
“We are getting those relationships in the changing room and it is a very tight-knit group, and that can only benefit us. It’s coming together nicely.
“We will prepare right now and get ready. Hopefully we can turn them over and get three points.”