Sheridan over the moon

Last updated : 24 September 2006 By The Chairman
Latics boss John Sheridan was over the moon after his team's 4-1 thumping of Gillingham. The win lifted Athletic to eighth in the league and increased their unbeaten run to four. Shez enthused, "The overall performance was outstanding. It's very pleasing to be banging the goals in. I've got two strikers up front who are playing well so I'm happy. We could have had the game sewn up in the first half. It could have been four or five. I can't judge the penalty from where I am, but it's a poor penalty to give away. We had their lad outside the area, right where we wanted him, but when he came inside it caused us a problem. That gave them a bit of a boost and put us under a bit of pressure because otherwise there was no way they looked like scoring."

The passing and movement were outstanding. We got a lot of wide balls into the box. There were a lot of good performances and I don't usually pick people out but Chris Porter (pictured) worked very hard. It was a quality performance from the team."

It was a different story from ex-Latics striker and Gillingham boss Ronnie Jepson. He commented, "We were lacklustre, to put it mildly. We never got going. It's disappointing after the lads have been so bright all week in training. We were lacking all the way through the team. We had no movement, and didn't get the ball down and pass like we have done in the last few games. My team weren't the same lads that have done so well in recent games. We were dictated to all over the park."