Defender reacts to win over AFC Wimbledon.
After darkness descended on the Priestfield pitch due to a power failure in the local area, Gillingham returned to action following a 25-minute delay and shone brightly.
With the clock showing 68 minutes, the floodlight bulbs towering above the 0-0 stalemate flickered and failed, causing confusion on the pitch and in the stands. The match up to this point had been somewhat of a battle for both teams, who pushed forward but were both equally lacking that little spark in the final third.
The extended break in play however gave the Gills a perfect chance to regroup and refocus and ultimately end with a surge of energy, winning the game with a 120th minute strike!
Conor Masterson faced the media following the gritty 1-0 victory.
"It wasn't pretty," admitted the defender. "But after Saturday, we wanted to be solid and hard to beat, and I think we did that.
"I think Wimbledon were a very good side, they were mobile, direct and they pressed well. We stood up to them and it is great to come away with three points.
"There was a power cut but we just had to get on with it.
"To come back out and get three points after that was great.
"We had a chat before we returned to the game and we said 'alright lads, get your legs going, because we are going to start fast'.
"We came out and did just that and got on the front foot. We won our individual battles and that's why we won the game.
"Everyone put their bodies on the line and I just thought we were really solid. We really had to dig in.
"Not every game can be pretty but you still need to fight, and that shows you are a good team. We went back out there and did exactly that.
"We just wanted to get back out there and start quick. We wanted to do well for the fans.
"Celebrating the winner in front of the Rainham End was just an incredible feeling."