Jake’s big goal bonus is: a fiver!

The Football League Paper - - FINAL THIRD -

JAKE Hessen­thaler’s sec­ond-half header against Swin­don helped Gilling­ham earn three vi­tal points on Tues­day night – and the mid­fielder £5!

The 20-year-old had yet to open his ac­count for the sea­son be­fore the trip to the County Ground, and team­mate Josh Pritchard wa­gered the drought would con­tinue.

But with the midtable Gills ahead as they trudged out for the sec­ond half, their ad­van­tage was quickly dou­bled when Hessen­thaler rose to head in Bradley Dack’s cross. They went on to win 3-0.

“When I saw the play build­ing up down the left I thought why not? I ran in and luck­ily got a flick, and it went in,” said Hessen­thaler.

“I did fancy my chances on Tues­day and had a bit of ban­ter with Josh Pritchard about it. He bet me a fiver I wouldn’t score so I’m go­ing to make sure I get that off him next time I see him.”

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