Date: 29th February 2012 at 4:06pm
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Gillingham 5-4 Hereford United

As anyone that follows my write ups will know, I have been to every game at home this season, well all apart from one!

I like most football supporters plan for the season, making sure all dates are free in your diary for your relevant fixtures. All the midweek fixtures were covered, then a football followers worst nightmare, the usual cancelled winter fixtures. So when the Bulls fixture was cancelled due to a frozen pitch on Saturday 4th February 2012, I was unable to work around another rearranged date of Tuesday 28th February 2012 and had to miss my first home game of the season.

How do I feel today, the day after the game at Priestfield having given my seat to someone else, well words cannot best describe on a family forum or website.

To hear we had won 5-4 was an astonishing result in itself but actually to find out we were two goals down twice has to be a great comeback with minutes remaining on the clock.

Amazingly it seems it did not end there, not only did we come back to 4-4 but Paulo Gazzaniga saves a penalty and then Gavin Tomlin goes on to score a winning goal right at the end. 5-4 Gills and a grown man (me) wants to cry.

Reported as the best comeback of all time, maybe an exaggeration but that is my interpretation of it. In the words of my sons description who was at the game…

‘Everybody went mad when Tomlin scored the winner.’

I see from the reports and video highlights, Gavin Tomlin ran to the crowd taking his shirt off and received a booking for doing so. The rules are mad, no yellow card was ever going to stop those celebrations that followed.

I am still feeling absolutely withdrawn at missing this game, however, delight at the three points and that those Gillingham players stood up to be counted when it mattered most and let us not forget to mention two goals by Charlie Lee and one a piece by Chris Whelpdale and Danny Kedwell.

The stats, ninth in the league and three points just outside the playoffs, can Andy Hessenthaler do what a lot of people thought was going to be impossible a few weeks back and get us promoted. Note to self, not to miss another home game for the remainder of the season.

Written by brb

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