Gillingham 2 Morecambe 1: Reaction from Gills boss Neil Harris after League 2 win at Priestfield
Gillingham manager Neil Harris felt his side should have been out of sight in the first half on Saturday.
Harris felt their opening-half display against Morecambe was better than anything he’s seen since being in charge of the Gills, let down only by a sloppy goal that gave the visitors hope.
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He said: “I’m delighted to have won the game and thought we were miles better than the opponent, really disappointed with the goal conceded, a really poor goal, but the first half was the best half of football I’ve been in charge of at the football club.
“We absolutely dominated the first 45 minutes and should have been four or five up, comfortably, with the chances we created and positions we got into.
“Ultimately, we didn’t go and get three, four or five (goals) because we conceded a really sloppy goal.”
The Gills led after 10 minutes through George Lapslie but conceded immediately. Harris’ men responded to restore their lead with a fine Connor Mahoney effort to make it 2-1. That’s the way it ended.
Harris said: “I am really, really happy but I will always say there is stuff to work on, we have had a clean sheet mentality, today was a real poor goal to give away, certainly work in progress for two young centre-halves.”
Lapslie scored the opener from close-range from a training ground move, with Ethan Coleman heading back across goal a Mahoney corner.
It was Mahoney’s good feet and fine finish which made it 2-1 on 25 minutes.
Harris said: “We only set them up and then it’s down to the players to deliver and they did, credit to the players.
“The delivery (for the first goal) was excellent, the movement was good and George gets in the right position, as George does 10-12 times a season, when fit.