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Alex Gilliead pleased to get off the mark

7 October 2019


Alex Gilliead pleased to get off the mark

7 October 2019

After a hard-fought 2-2 draw away at Plymouth Argyle, Alex Gilliead gathered his thoughts before speaking to iFollow Iron post-match.

The wide-man played a significant role in securing a point for the Iron on their travels, opening the scoring at 1-0 in the first half, with his first competitive goal for the club.

Knowing the match would be a difficult one, Gilliead stated: “Plymouth is always a hard place to come, but in the end it’s a good result, and scoring in the last minute is always good.

“I feel like we could’ve taken all three points, but like I said it wasn’t easy, so we’ll take the point and move onto next week.”

In what was an overall, satisfying match, the summer signing was delighted to get off the mark for the Iron, he said: “It’s very important (scoring your first goal). I’ve been banging on about it since I arrived at the club, I need to get more goals and more assists.

“I had a chat with the gaffer about getting into the box and getting across people. It’s a great ball in from Junior, and I’ve just thrown a foot at it and it’s gone in.”

In terms of the complexion of the match, Gilliead was convinced the Iron were good value for at least a point on the day, saying: “We feel like we had the better chances throughout the game, Kev’s had a good chance in the second half, and we’ve put some balls into good areas.

“On another day, I think we could’ve come away with all three points.”

Given the distance the 110 Iron fans that made the trip south had to travel, the Iron goal-scorer was delighted to send them home with a positive result, he said: “Travelling all this way really shows the support we’ve got behind us, and we’re all thankful for it.

“It (Home Park) is a big stadium and they have lots of fans, but most importantly, we get to send our supporters back with something.”

The Iron welcome Northampton Town to the Sands Venue Stadium on Saturday, and when asked about the Iron’s next match, Gilliead said: “The gaffer has already told us that it’ll be a totally different game. They’ve got a lot of big lads, and tend to play more direct, but they’re a good team.

“I played under their manager Keith Curle when I was younger, and he likes to play his football, but can still go long.

“It’ll be another hard game, I’m sure they will be thinking they’ll be up there come the end of the season, so it should be interesting.

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