Port Vale manager Michael Brown said that Gillingham’s last-gasp equaliser ruined what could have been Vale’s perfect away performance.
The Valiants were winning 1-0 until Gillingham equalised in the fifth minute of injury-time. After the game, Brown told the media: “They managed to get a corner and it is just about players taking responsibility. You give them certain markings to do and they say ‘well who was marking him?’
I thought it was a perfect away performance. We were exceptionally gritty and well organised and we limited them…
“But late on in games they chuck everybody in and people have to take responsibility. Unfortunately one or two just didn’t take the spare man and we were punished.”
“I thought it was a perfect away performance. We were exceptionally gritty and well organised and we limited them. We knew it wouldn’t be the greatest of games. Once we got the goal, I thought we defended very well and limited their chances. You are 15 seconds away and it is very frustrating.
“It would have delighted me more to get a 1-0 away win. I would have been going home on the train delighted.”