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Gillespie impact

3 October 2012

Steven Gillespie needed only five minutes as a second half substitute to secure Fleetwood Town’s second win inside four days.

Steven Gillespie needed only five minutes as a second half substitute to secure Fleetwood Town’s second win inside four days. 

The striker’s goal provided a late cushion following a superb strike by Junior Brown in the first half. Gillespie, 27, doubled his count for the season when Alex Marrow headed to Brown. The opening scorer flicked to Gillespie who shrugged off defenders on either side to fire home from the edge of the box. “It was good to come and play my part by scoring the goal. It’s a great away win and one the lads have worked really hard for,” said Gillespie. “York came out very quickly at the start and we had our backs against the wall. We managed to weather the storm particularly with Scott (Davies) being called on a few times.” Town always looked a second goal was needed to secure the points and they had to wait until 87th minute. “The game was getting stretched as they looked for the equaliser and that meant opportunities would come our way with the quality we have.  We had a couple of good chances and were unlucky not to put them away. “The ball came over to Junior and I tried to direct him to my space. He did that tremendously well and I’ve gone through and slotted it in.” Gillespie’s second goal will push the former Colchester United frontman to claim a starting place at Cheltenham Town this weekend in the npower League 2 fixture. “We go to one of my former clubs on Saturday and I will be looking forward to seeing some friendly faces. Hopefully I’ll have more minutes (on the pitch) and keep doing what I do. It’s all about working hard all week and pushing into the side. We are doing so well that and with the quality all round it’s a hard job to break through. “Alan Goodall came on (for the injured Dean Howell at York) and you wouldn’t even have noticed the change such is the strength on the bench. We are lucky to have the depth we have.”

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