Glenn Morris reacts following the 1-0 win over Crawley at Priestfield.
Glenn Morris praised Gillingham's rousing second-half display against Crawley after the team initially struggled to get a foothold in the crucial Sky Bet League Two clash on Saturday.
The goalkeeper came to the home side's rescue with a number of match-defining saves against his former club to keep the score level going into the interval.
The Gills, however, came out fighting in the second period and Shaun Williams was in just the right place to fire Gillingham to victory and raise the decibels, and roof, in a sold-out MEMS Priestfield Stadium.
"It was a tough start in the first half," reflected Morris. "We didn't hit the levels we expect of ourselves and there were a few words at half time. We came out in the second half, controlled the game and had the better chances.
"It's always pleasing to get a clean sheet. In the first half we were under the cosh and had to chuck our bodies on the line to make sure we came in at 0-0.
"Second half the boys were fantastic in front of me and the shape was perfect; we didn't have much threat coming our way. It felt like a comfortable 1-0 win in the end."
With other teams in the danger zone also winning, Gillingham are not yet out of the dreaded bottom two but Morris believes it is now just a matter of time.
"We need to do our job and the rest will take care of itself," said the stopper. "We are in good form and there is a great feeling around the club. We are going in the right direction. We need to keep this winning feeling going and I am sure we will get ourselves to safety.
"There is a long way to go but we have strong characters. We will take every game as it comes, get them points and keep moving up the table."