GillsConnect News Desk

Dateline: SUNDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2018

 
 

Reflecting on that Gills finish Lovell continued, “Max nearly scored just before that. In training Max fancies himself as a goal scorer and he took it well. I’m pleased that we got the point. I think a draw was a fair result.”


Discussing his tactics Lovell said, “I decided to go three at the back and just have a go. We were losing 1-0; we had to get men forward. In the last 20 minutes when we passed to people’s feet we started to create a few chances. I think it’s a very good point at the end of the day.”


Finally Lovell gave praise to the fans commenting, “They helped us tremendously. In the first half they had nothing to cheer about but in the second it opened up a little bit. It’s a very good point.”

Meanwhile Peterborough manager Grant McCann hailed a ‘outstanding’ performance from his team even though they didn’t bag three points which would have propelled them nearer to the League One Play-off places.


Despite the loss of points boss McCann commented, “I was really pleased with the way we responded to last week’s defeat at home to Southend.”


McCann continued,  “We were outstanding from start to finish in very difficult conditions. We passed the ball well, we created chances, we defended well, but we were caught out by a late sucker punch.”


McCann added, “Obviously that was very disappointing, but I told my players they should keep their heads up. I enjoyed watching them play today against one of the form teams in the division. It was a very good all-round performance.”

Reflecting on the equaliser McCann said, “We pretty much did everything right until the end. We got caught out by a punt upfield by their goalkeeper. Jack Baldwin has come out and not won the header and our other centre backs are split.”


Max Ehmer took his chance well but McCann was critical of his goalkeeper saying, “The shot went straight through Jonathan Bond who really should have saved it.”


McCann continued, “We made the decision early in the week to go back to a system that we know well and one we have had a lot of success with. It worked well. The entire team deserved enormous credit for their application and attitude on a horrible day. We had good energy and good legs today.”


Finally McCann said, “On the face of it it’s not a bad point. although we should have had all three points. It just wasn’t to be for us, but we will bounce back. I have a good group.”