Gillingham United 3 - 0 Plymouth Argyle
As has been the norm for ages, once the Greens concede there's no going back. The heads drop and the fighting spirit evaporates. Even more so now the team is full of youngsters who have very little professional league football experience - the knowledge of losing, coupled with the uncertainty surrounding their future has a bad effect on the pitch. Once the Gills had got one, you knew it would be hard to come back, 2 and it was all over. Even more so the fact that Argyle were down to 10 men and first came from the resultant penalty.
The Gills summary includes
"I can't recall Flitney having anything of note to do against a young inexperienced Plymouth team that offered very little other than enthusiasm. They chased and harried and made it difficult for us to create anything but that was about all."
"First half we were ineffective against a very week Plymouth team (they will go down if they don't go bust)"
"3-0 but could and probably should have been 6-0."
The second comment is a real reality. There appears to be no way out of the mess that surrounds the club; off the pitch or on it.