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25 Oct 2009 12:48:20

Parky praises 'strength and character'

The first league meeting in nearly 30 years between these sides looked to be heading for a stalemate until the Addicks took the lead on 79 minutes thanks to a disastrous own-goal from Gills left-back John Nutter. But Simeon Jackson was once again the hero for the Gills as he slotted home his 11th goal of the season just four minutes later. He said: "It was a very tough game and when it's like that you have to roll your sleeves up and stand up to be counted. I thought we did that well today and despite there not being a great deal of quality from us we were able to grind out a result. "It was a cup-tie tempo out there and we showed great strength and character to get a result out of the game. "The target for us is promotion and results like this are important to keep things ticking over and the points coming. A point was a fair result and I think their goalkeeper Rob Elliot was the difference - he pulled off some unbelievable saves."


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