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Gillingham fan’s reaction to 95th minute winner goes viral as he celebrates by ‘doing the robot’

A Gillingham fan’s reaction to the 95th minute winner against Harrogate Town goes viral as he celebrates by ‘doing the robot’.

Shaun Williams scored the only goal of the game to gift the Gills all three points and send the home crowd wild.

Shadrach Ogie saw his initial effort blocked, but Williams was on hand to smash in the rebound.

The result means Gillingham go top of the League Two table, taking 15 points from 7 games, while Harrogate are 21st, with 6 points from 7 games.

Gillingham: Turner, Alexander, Masterson, Ogie, Malone, S. Williams, J. Williams (Nichols 67’), Lapslie (Clarke 58’), McKenzie, Mahoney (Ehmer 90+8’), Bonne (Nadesan 66’)

Unused Substitutes: Morris, Clark, Macarthur

Harrogate Town: Oxley, Ramsay (Sims 67’), O’Connor, McDonald, Gibson, Falkingham (Sutton 42’), Thomson, M. Daly (J. Daly 87’), Folarin (Sivi 78’), Armstrong, Odoh

Unused Substitutes: Thomas, Burrell, Foulds 

Referee: Neil Hair

Gillingham boss Neil Harris said on Shaun Williams – “Credit to him to get through the game like he did at his age. Obviously, he has gotten through the game, and I’m pleased that we had no one to put on for him because the goal might not have come.

“He has got through because we were playing Robbie McKenzie in the centre of the park, which he has done very well for us, but it is not a natural position for him because we’re so light.

“George Lapslie has got through 60-odd minutes. He needed to come off after 25 minutes. He needed to come off. He signalled to say that he might be done already because he’s had 30 minutes of football training in two-and-a-half weeks, so I’m delighted with the character shown by the boys.

“Tom Nichols has not trained. He came to see me yesterday and said- ‘Gaffer, we’re short. I know you are thinking about going with five subs, but I have probably got 15 minutes in me.’ I thought that the game dictated that I put him on at 65 minutes, and he had to go for longer than we had hoped.

“I am really pleased with the character of the players, and off the back of maybe stern words from me last week in my post-match presser and in the changing room. That is a great way to respond. I cannot praise the players highly enough for that result.”

Harris said on being top of the league and building upon it…

“It is important as it builds belief and confidence. The fans are still demanding a little bit more because we have lacked a little bit of end product here in this game, and I get it. At the moment, we are doing enough to win games, and I want to be clear again, we have won seven out of ten.

“It is a great effort in the space of four-and-a-half weeks. We are top of the table after seven league games, but there is more to come from the group. For us to keep winning games, we are going to have to keep producing more.”

Shaun Williams said: “Getting the three points is all that matters at the end of the day.

“You could play a team off the park and still find yourself on the wrong end of the result, so making sure we got the win was the main thing.

“Harrogate gave us the respect that I think we deserve at home, putting men behind the ball. Our overall form since the start of the season warrants that.

“You’re not going to get handed a win in this league, it’s incredibly competitive. We try to approach each match in the same way, we can’t get too excited when we win, or let ourselves get too down when we lose.”

“It just fell to me in the right area. The manager tells us to always stay on the move in the box and luckily it just dropped for me.

“Those moments are what you play football for, but It’s a team game. I’m not really one for personal accolades. Anything I can do to help the team win then I’m happy with that.”

On being top of the league, he adds: “It’s a nice place to be. We’ve won five from seven in the league so we’re moving in the right direction.

“It’s early days though so we need to just take each game as it comes and look to Morecambe next Saturday. We’ll take each week as it comes, onwards and upwards.”

Here’s what Twitter users had to say on the Gillingham fan’s reaction to 95th minute winner…

@vioed_: Busting out the robot is crazy 🤣🤣

@JBW0522: Southerners are a proper different breed who celebrates a last minute goal by doing the robot

@Ben59745981: Absolutely love it 🤣

@DeeMorgan1707: Top notch robot that 👌

@Bombographer74: That’s fantastic 🤣👍🏻

@1rhysparsons: You knew it was gunna be him before it happened ffs

@PaulGardinerDJ: The guy in the white going through all the emotions there! That’s why we love football!

@DomGFCBallard: The geeza doing the robot hahaha

@Loonpotter: And thats the joy that winning a football match gives us. Up the Gills !!!

@alexthetwiggy: It’s brilliant. 😂😂

@NicholasCoote1: I defy any Gills fans not to smile broadly watching this footage. This is football. This is what it means to be a supporter. Who doesn’t love a last gasp winner. Just look at that genuine emotion & passion. Can’t stop playing it.

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