Lowestoft Town joint boss Ady Gallagher bursting with pride after Solihull comeback
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Ady Gallagher believes Lowestoft Town's back-from-the-brink point at high-flying Solihull Moors left them with more positives than negatives.
After trailing 3-0 and having goalkeeper Ashlee Jones sent off, Lowestoft had been second-best at the Autotech Stadium.
But the Trawlerboys were revitalised by Rossi Jarvis' goal in first-half stoppage time and close-range strikes from Jack Ainsley and Jake Reed earned a thoroughly merited point which proved they have what it takes to compete in the Conference.
Lowestoft joint-bosses Gallagher and Micky Chapman could feel delighted with the draw, and a memorable second-half performance, though they know they still need to keep improving.
Gallagher saluted the resolve shown by his players after a below-par first half.
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'To get a point from 3-0 down and with 10 men, it feels like a win for me – and so it should for the players,' said Gallagher.
'We are playing a form side, who are scoring goals for fun and to get back into the game in the way we did was fantastic.
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'I honestly thought we were good value for the draw and maybe we created more chances with 10 men to win the game.
'There were a few negatives we need to learn from, but the positives outweigh the negatives.
'Days like this make you feel proud to be involved with Lowestoft Town. When you see the fight in the players, the tenacity, the commitment from every single player – that is what is so special about the club.'
Gallagher feels there is more to come from Lowestoft, especially as their injury list shrinks.
While they still lie seventh from bottom in the Vanarama Conference North, a point at fifth-placed Solihull will give them plenty of confidence.
'In the last two or three games, I do feel we are starting to show we feel comfortable at this level,' said Gallagher.
'We've never been in this league before, we're competing against good, organised sides with massive budgets and points are harder to come by.
'Since the first three games, when we got seven points, we have been low on numbers and we're still short of players but hopefully they are coming back.'