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Hessenthaler won't let Gills get carried away

After ending table-topping Crawley Town’s unbeaten 15 game run in League Two, Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler has insisted that his side won’t let the win go to their heads - despite extending their own unbeaten league run to nine games.

In spite of a man disadvantage, following a poorly-timed, last ditch tackle from Claude Davis, Crawley took a first half lead through Matt Tubbs’ penalty.

The resilience of the ten men, who held out until the second half, indicated Hessenthaler’s initial impression that the Red Devils are clear promotion contenders.

“We’ve come to the league leaders and rightly so they are league leaders, you can see why," said Hessenthaler. "They will be there at the end without a shadow of a doubt.”

Gillingham’s victory has cemented their place in the League Two play-off places, but one final message from Hessenthaler will keep Gills fan’s feet firmly planted heading into a prosperous-looking 2012.

“We've shown what we're about. We're capable and have a very good squad but let's not get carried away.”

By Daniel Ludlam

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