Praise as McDonald nets for Gillingham

City striker Cody McDonald earned praise after scoring his fourth goal of the season for Gillingham – though it was not enough to beat Torquay.

McDonald, on a season-long loan at Priestfield Stadium, converted Danny Spiller’s cross 10 minutes from time to put the Gills ahead, only for them to concede what assistant boss Ian Hendon labelled a “comical” equaliser with the last kick of the game.

“It was a great goal from Cody,” said Hendon. “That was fit to win any game of football, he’s taken it well and I feel for him. We seem to be giving goals away at the moment and we are having to work hard to get ours.

“We got our noses in front and it should have stayed that way. It’s a bitter pill to swallow.”

An injury-time free-kick from Kevin Nicholson cancelled out McDonald’s goal as the ball went in under ’keeper Alan Julian.


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