Taylor made to sweat for points

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor admitted his side's clash with Crawley could have gone either way before they claimed a 1-0 win.

Last Updated: 08/03/14 at 20:50

Peter Taylor: Could have gone either way

Peter Taylor: Could have gone either way

Charlie Lee, who struck seven minutes after coming off the bench, sealed the win for Taylor's side with two minutes to go.

It was a crucial win for the Gills after a run of three successive defeats and opened up a six-point gap between themselves and the relegation places.

But Taylor said he had no idea which side would eventually come out on top in an end-to-end encounter.

"I didn't know what was going to happen next. I didn't have a clue," he said.

"Every time they attacked I wanted our players to get that first touch. Every time we attacked, I wanted it to fall to our best finisher.

"The reason why I sent Charlie Lee on was because of the urgency of his long throw.

"I thought that could be the last roll of the dice. I thought it could make them nervous. In the end he was involved with the goal. He did well to keep it down.

"We'd lost three on the spin, which made it very important and that's also where players can get edgy and nervous.

"But we showed character, although we didn't show enough quality and we defended too much because we didn't ask enough questions of them.

"There will be a lot of teams at all levels who had to grind out a result like us."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe says he needs more end product

Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe says he must be looking contribute a goal or assist in every game he plays.

Barcelona want Pedro to stay

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has said he wants Pedro to stay in Catalonia and revealed the player has not expressed his desire to leave.

Ibrahimovic to make future decision

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he may well have played his last game for Paris Saint-Germain and will make a decision on his future next week.

Mail Box

Louis Van Gaal Only Wants Football Robots

Louis van Gaal only wants players who are human robots, apparently. It's a great Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Audi Cup, Fabregas, Lingard and Joe Gomez...

Is Jack Wilshere The New Diaby?

This was supposed to be his season but he is already injured. We have mails on Chelsea, TV football, why Raheem Sterling is worth more than ADM and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company