Writer: Gillingham Editor
Date:Sunday January 13 2008
Gills boss Mark Stimson was thrilled after seeing his side climb up to 15th in League One with an impressive 3-1 win at Huddersfield.
Chris Brandon put the home side in front, but Gary Mulligan equalised on the stroke of half-time, and then put the Gills ahead with a penalty after Adam Miller was fouled.
And Delroy Facey clinched the win with a well-taken third before Miller was sent off.
The Gills fans saluted Stimson in the last 10 minutes and the manager hailed their efforts at the Galpharm Stadium.
He told the club's official website: 'That win is for the fans. They were tremendous and sang throughout the game and they even sang out my name, which was pleasing to hear.
'These fans travel hundreds of miles each week to come and see us play and they sing their hearts out at every match. At the end of the game I made sure the boys went over to applaud them because they are an important part of our success and they really helped us throughout the game.'
Miller's sending off appeared harsh at first glance and Stimson was waiting to see the video before deciding whether to appeal.
He added: 'My eyes are not the best and from my position in the dug out it is difficult to gauge what happens on the far side of the pitch, so I can't tell you if it was deserved or not.
'Me and Scott will look at the video and if Adam has gone in two-footed then we will have to accept it, but if it shows that he didn't then we might appeal.
'What was certain was that Adam was fantastic all afternoon. His distribution was excellent and he was not afraid to run at their defence and he is looking more and more like the outstanding player I thought he would be. He is one of a number of players that I have brought in from non-league and he is relishing his oppourtunity and he will push on from here.'
Huddersfield manager Andy Ritchie thought the red card was deserved, but had no qualms with his side's defeat.
He told Town's official website: 'We didn't work or defend as a unit and Gillingham got what they deserved; they battled harder and they wanted it more.
'We've not turned up. We went 1-0 up and we probably just about deserved it but then we lost the battle. I'm very disappointed for everybody and the players know how I feel.
'Frank (Sinclair) was a bit sore at the end after the two-footed tackle - I think it was a sending-off. Frank did him a favour by staying on his feet because it obviously hurt him.'
Date:Sunday January 13 2008
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