Mills praise for battling York

York manager Gary Mills hailed his side as they halted a run of two straight defeats with a 0-0 draw with Gillingham.

Last Updated: 13/02/13 at 13:13

Gary Mills: Felt his players were 'outstanding'

Gary Mills: Felt his players were 'outstanding'

After leaking eight goals in their past two games, Mills was pleased with the way his side responded and he was also pleased with the impact Michael Rankine had after rejoining the club on loan from Aldershot.

"That was a whole-hearted and committed performance from us to get a result," said Mills.

"We got a clean sheet as well that we are thankful for after what has happened over the past few weeks. It's not been easy for us, but to put in a performance like that I thought my players were outstanding.

"We were on the front foot first half and I think they only had the ball in our box about three times. We had to do a bit more second half but I'm pleased for everyone at this football club that we've got a clean sheet.

"If you get a clean sheet you don't lose and it's as simple as that.

"When you concede goals everyone looks at the back four and the goalkeeper but that starts at the front. Michael's performance upfront was immense.

"We didn't create as much second half but his performance was outstanding for me and it's possibly what we've missed in recent weeks."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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