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Taylor: An outstanding result

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor felt his side achieved what few expected of them as they snatched a 1-0 win at MK Dons.

Craig Fagan's first goal for the Gills settled the match and the result should end any lingering relegation fears as they now lie nine points clear of the drop zone in the top half of the table.

But defeat was a real blow to the Dons' play-off hopes as they remain three points behind sixth-placed Peterborough and they barely created a chance of note despite dominating possession throughout the game.

Taylor said: "It's an outstanding result for us and one I'm sure that not a lot of people expected - probably us as well because MK Dons are a very good football team.

"I couldn't ask any more of the players for the way they worked and I know that on the stats there'll be loads of possession for MK Dons and not a lot for us.

"But we defended as a team and backed each other up and I'm not convinced there was a clear-cut chance for MK Dons.

"I think that is credit to the players who fought magnificently as a group and deserved a clean sheet.

"If we'd have come here with a 4-4-2 I think that they would have opened us up too much.

"There are times you have to deny them space so the players worked really well and it was a hard night for all of them."