Saturday 31st December – Gills 3-0 Franchise
The Gills excellent run of home form would have carried us to a position of midtable security in normal circumstance, but the lack of away points meant the likes of Plastic Franchise Utd were still too close for comfort.
The opening 45 produced probably the Gills most dominant half of the campaign so far. By the time Leon Johnson headed in his first goal for the club just before the half hour we had already created enough chances t have been a couple of goals to the good. Fortunately our profligacy in front of goal didn’t matter to much as Sean Clohessy also notched his first in a Gills shirt, when his first time 25 yarder skimmed low into the bottom corner four minutes before half time.
After the break the pretend football club came into the game a little more, and it was a pleasant experience to be able to watch with the comfort of a two goal cushion and without the fingernail chewing anguish which has characterised too many games at Priestfield in the last couple of years.
In the last minute sub Alan Pouton unaccountably found himself the furthest man forward, and although his initial attempt was blocked by the keeper he slammed home the rebound to complete our second 3-0 home won in three games.
Champagne Moment: Leon Johnson’s first goal for the club which was richly deserved following a series of solid defensive displays from the much maligned (in some quarters) centre back