Davis happy that both his strikers notched goals against the Gills
Steve Davis was delighted that his front two, Nicky Ajose and Uche Ikpeazu were on target for the club in our hard-fought 3-1 over Gillingham on Saturday. Ajose slotted home a penalty before getting the final touch to the second goal following Jamie Ness’ free-kick into the danger zone.
Although Bradley Dack managed to pull one back on 54 minutes, Ikpeazu latched onto another pass from Ness to seal the three points. Davis was pleased that his side held on to claim all three points.
Steve told crewealex.net: “It was a difficult game and we had a few scary moments but I felt we coped reasonably well. Gillingham scored when we had a defender off the pitch and we didn’t defend too well at the far post. That is something we will have to look at again.
“The young players will learn from the experience of having to see a game through. Nicky is a goalscorer and you would have backed him to score when he went clean through at the beginning of the second half. I just thought he would dink it over the goalkeeper but when you have a long period to think about it, it can make it tougher.
“At 3-0 it would have probably finished it but at 2-0 there was still a chance for them to get back into it. They did that and we became a bit nervous. That has happened before but we coped well enough to go on and get a third goal.
“There was a bit of a melee on the floor, but Uche got up quicker and had that desire to get his goal. He took a touch and whacked it into the goal. I was pleased for him because I thought he was the biggest threat for us in the second half.
He added: “He had two or three chances that he created by himself. We didn’t created enough for them as a team. It was more about the individuals and Nicky and Uche have made that difference up there. We can improve our creativity and present them with better chances.”