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Alex Gilliead Post Accrington Stanley

7 October 2018


Alex Gilliead Post Accrington Stanley

7 October 2018

Alex Gilliead looks back at Town's 1-0 win against Accrington Stanley.

Shrewsbury Town welcomed Accrington Stanley to the Montgomery Waters Meadow yesterday afternoon.

Askey’s men ran out 1-0 winners against the Reds, due to a second-half goal from Town winger Alex Gilliead.

Gilliead was pleased to have notched the winner and was pleased to have helped his team secure the three points.

“I’m very happy,” Gilliead said post match. “We spoke a couple of weeks ago about me needing to get more goals and assists.

“It’s something I have been working on and it’s something me and the gaffer have been talking about quite a lot – so I am over the moon to be off the mark.

“It was a fantastic cross from Shaun, their defender got dragged underneath it, so I just closed my eyes and hoped for the best.

“I try to score, but I haven’t been scoring much lately. It’s definitely something I’m trying to work on and this today will only help me and give me confidence to get more.”

Gilliead also feels Stanley’s 10 men posed a different test for him and his team.

“Going against 10 men is sometimes harder than playing against 11. Teams sit back and make you break them down.

“First-half we felt like we were forcing things a little - shooting when there was a pass on or crossing when we could have came back out.

“We just had to be patient and second-half we could have had a couple more goals. A win is a win and we will take that all day long.

“It will do us the world of good. They have been doing well and have been winning games - that’s what we want to do.

“We feel like we have playing well in recent weeks, we just haven’t been getting the results and things haven’t been going our way.

“We have just got to kick on now and focus ourselves.”

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