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MATCH REACTION : Gardner on Wroxham victory

MATCH REACTION : Gardner on Wroxham victory

Aveley Football Club8 Apr 2016 - 12:55
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After a 1-0 win against Wroxham on Monday evening, Justin Gardner gives his verdict on the victory.

A 1-0 victory for the Millers after a Brian Okwera goal in the first half gave all three points to the hosts, but Justin [Gardner] was happy with the football played by both sides.

"I thought it was a good game of football, it was good to see both teams playing football on the floor rather than in the air."

Although it was 1-0, there was a few clear cut chances for both sides, but neither side could just find that scoring touch.

"With Both of us missing chances it was good that we created chances, as we had three 1 on 1 but we missed them, it was just are finishing that let us down."

"The positives from the match are that we was organised and kept a clean sheet, which is now back to back. Like I've said in the last four month's, apart from Tilbury and Haringey matches, I have been very happy with are performances.

What you can't forget is that it's a young squad that was making mistakes at the beginning of the season, and that's what was costing us and having seen development in the second half of the season is good to see."

"I am happy for the whole team and management that we kept two clean sheets in a row."

Brian Okwera was also named man of the match after the game, he's been a rock and at the heart of the Millers since he has been back and Justin Gardner emphasises that feeling too.

"Brian [Okwera] was injured at the start of the season, but if we can get him to play every game or most games in a season we would be higher up the league that's for sure. Young players should really learn from him, how consistent he is, and how he just makes the game look so easy."

Wroxham find themselves at the wrong end of the table and will now have to grind out results to stay in the league. But Millers Gaffer believes they should avoid the drop.

"I said to the lads before the game, 'I felt Wroxham where better then there league position' and I still believe they are. In terms of their survival I think they will stay up but it's about who holds there nerve now"

The Millers next match is now away on Saturday against Brightlingsea Regent, who need the three points to keep up pace with the playoffs after defeat to AFC Hornchurch last weekend.

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