Just as I thought my beloved Gillingham were back to winning ways, we travel to The New Meadow in Shrewsbury and get thrashed 7-0.
This defeat comes on the back of three wins in a row for us mighty Gills. A 2-1 win at Darlington, followed by the unspectacular 1-0 win over Accrington Stanley, and the rather spectacular 3-0 victory over Grimsby Town.
We looked to have had some momentum going there. The fantastic win over Grimsby gave us some hope for the game this weekend.
Shrewsbury are a great side, probably the best in League Two, but after last week’s great form, we at least thought we would had a chance this weekend.
Think again say Shrewsbury Town. Not to be beaten at home by “The Pikey Army” (as Gillingham fans for some reason love to call themselves), Shrewsbury decided to burst Gillingham’s bubble and end their winning streak.
And it was in typical Gillingham fashion that we end our good run of form. By losing 7-0.
Us Gillingham fans are accustomed to pain and misery, so it was expected that we would get thrashed by Shrewsbury. Playing away to the best team in the league, with the chance to end a good winning streak, it was all too inevitable that we would get demolished.
But I have to say credit to Shrewsbury. They came out and gave their fans real value for money. It was a real spectacle for their fans, and a day that most of them will remember for a long time.
For what it’s worth, I will give you an account of Shrewsbury’s goals and a brief description of them:
1-0: Michael Jackson (not the singer, the defender). Brilliant corner in by Ben Davies, who picked out Jackson at the far post to head in and give the hosts a 1-0 lead.
2-0: David Hibbert. After collecting a pass deep into Gillingham’s half, Hibbert hit a fine strike from the edge of the area that left keeper Simon Royce no chance.
3-0: Ben Davies. A brilliant free-kick from the left touchline. The ball curled it’s way round everyone and into the back of the net.
4-0: Graham Coughlan. A simple header in after a good flick on from Michael Jackson.
5-0: Shane Cansdell-Sheriff. Ben Davies drove the ball into the Gillingham area before pulling back for Cansdell-Sheriff to make it 5-0.
6-0: Grant Holt (penalty). From worse to a real-life nightmare for the Gills as Simon King fouls Grant Holt inside penalty area. Holt dusts himself down to slot the resulting penalty into the far corner.
7-0: Ben Davies. From great to brilliant for the impressive Ben Davies. The midfielder hits another exquisite free-kick, from the left edge of the Gillingham area, that leaves Simon Royce clutching at thin air.
In typical Gillingham fashion, following a good winning streak, us fans witness another spectacular performance. From our opponents, of course.
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