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Evans can’t be­lieve it

- Gilling­ham Sports · Sunderland Association Football Club · Steve Evans · Jordan Graham · Phil Parkinson

GILLING­HAM man­ager

Steve Evans saw his team lose a fifth suc­ces­sive match and said they shouldn’t have lost four of them.

Late goals from Chris Maguire (penalty) and Lyn­don Gooch at Pri­est­field gave vis­it­ing Sun­der­land vic­tory against a side who missed a spot-kick of their own through

Jor­dan Gra­ham and had Alex Mac­don­ald sent off. Evans said: “It was more of the same, a re­ally good per­for­mance and chances not taken.

“The best team has lost. No­body is go­ing to be­lieve that when we’re only on iFol­low and a large per­cent­age of the fans don’t see it but that’s an out­stand­ing Gilling­ham per­for­mance. We’re at the stage where I’d ac­cept it be­ing rub­bish and we win. We’ve lost five games in a row – we should have drawn two and won two.”

Black Cats boss Phil Parkin­son said: “That’s a great win. When you come here and see the rain driv­ing down and there are gale-force winds, it suits the Steve Evans way of play­ing. We came here twice last year and bat­tled but didn’t play. I thought we got that bal­ance right this time.”

 ??  ?? LEE WAY Lee Burge is con­grat­u­lated af­ter he saved a penalty for Sun­der­land
LEE WAY Lee Burge is con­grat­u­lated af­ter he saved a penalty for Sun­der­land

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