Swansea’s undefeated streak in 2019 continues after a clinical victory over league one’s Gillingham sees the Swans through to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Written by C Morgan
A professional and efficient 4-1 victory for Potter’s side sees Swansea undefeated in the new year and through to the next round of the FA Cup.
Gillingham fan Craig Pearson was optimistic going into the game after knocking out Premier League side Cardiff City in the previous round.
“You know what, I was confident about Cardiff and I am confident about today. As long as Stevie puts out a good side I think we could play well and get a result. My thoughts are that if we don’t get the first goal it could be difficult.” – Craig Pearson (Gills fan)
Unluckily for Gillingham, they conceded an early goal from Oli McBurnie which left them facing an uphill struggle from there.
The general consensus from the Gills fans was disappointment in their overall performance, especially with the performance of keeper Tomas Holy. Fan Craig Pearson thought his poor performance was pivotal in the loss and that the Czech keeper should be dropped for their next fixture.
“Holy was dreadful. I think he may have had it difficult for the third and possibly the first, but that second goal was one of the worst I’ve ever seen. I think it’s time to give Tom Hadler a go on Tuesday.” – Craig Pearson (Gills Fan)
Gillingham came out in the second half looking a much stronger side, netting an early goal which gave their fans some belief to push on and get something from the game.
“That was a world-class strike for their third goal just as we were beginning to rattle them.” – Alderman Barnes, Vital Gillingham Forum.
That belief was soon diminished after a world-class strike (pictured) in the 73rd minute from Bersant Celina which was admired even by the opposition’s fans.
There seemed to be a general consensus of admiration for Swansea’s performance from the Gillingham fans and one fan with a comparison to Rivals Cardiff City.
“A great goal from Swansea’s Bersant Celina. An outstanding Swansea side, their skills were outstanding. Oglivie was our best player in my view. Rees had a good few minutes but needs to be more consistent. Onwards we go, no embarrassment on today’s result, Swansea were miles better than Cardiff City.” – Chris Who, Vital Gillingham Forum
Although one Gillingham fan wasn’t so impressed and suggests that this was a poor performance from Gillingham rather than a quality performance from us.
“An outstanding Swansea side aren’t they mid-table in the Championship? Bit of a stretch to say they are outstanding. Maybe our low budget players make them look better than they really are?” Bromley_GFC, Vital Gillingham Forum