A late equaliser from Gillingham was a kick in the teeth, although overall a draw was a fair result in a match where the lads were too often outplayed and outfought by Steve Evans’ resolute side.
Lee Burge (6/10): Distribution was much better today; Burge had a lot of the ball with his feet. Helpless for the goal as he possibly saw it late.
Max Power (5/10): Kept drifting inside from fullback into midfield, leaving us exposed. Power just couldn’t get to grips with the game and constantly failed to put the ball in the box in the first half. Much improved in the second half as the lads pushed for a third goal.
Jordan Willis (5/10): Often too casual on the ball and struggled with Gillingham’s high pressing. Looked a little rusty and wasn’t able to physically impose himself. Missed his defensive partner Bailey Wright.
Tom Flanagan (6/10): One of the most composed players in possession, Flanagan looked comfortable stepping out with the ball or simply playing a short pass to get things going.
Callum McFadzean (5/10): Gave the ball away far too often and yet again looked very suspect tracking back.
Grant Leadbitter (6/10): Too slow on the ball and struggled against the constant pressure. Couldn’t dictate play in a game where the midfield was often bypassed. Leadbitter was denied from the spot by a very good save, but showed good experience to ensure the ball crossed the line on the rebound.
Josh Scowen (5/10): Like Leadbitter, wasn’t able to break up the play when chasing the ball.
Jack Diamond (4/10): Very ineffectual in a game where Gillingham pushed us deeper and we had to defend a lot more. No end product on his crosses, often making the wrong decision out wide.
Aiden McGeady (7/10): Our only attacker with any sort of impact, McGeady grabbed a goal and won the penalty for Leadbitter. The winger showed quick feet and had attacking intent, as well as doing his defensive duties when required.
Aiden O’Brien (5/10): O’Brien wasn’t able to impact the game and drop deep like he has done in recent weeks. Like his fellow forwards, the lad really struggled today against a fairly solid Gills side.
Charlie Wyke (6/10): Battled well and unlucky at times when being fouled but did well for first goal. He couldn’t relieve the pressure when we were desperate for a physical focal point to aim for.
Lynden Gooch (7/10): Gooch’s quality clearly made a difference after replacing Diamond. He was more direct and caused Ogilvie a few problems as a winger, but was more interested in shooting from impossible angles than laying it on for his team mates.
Luke O’Nien (N/A): Came on for Wyke to give us more legs in final third
Dion Sanderson (N/A): Brought on with O’Nien to see out the win and ultimately failed.