Gillingham scored a controversial injury-time penalty to snatch a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Oldham.
Duckens Nazon put the Latics on course for a crucial win but there was late drama as they had Wilfried Moimbe sent off for an off the ball incident before Tom Eaves levelled from the spot which means that relegation threatened Oldham waved goodbye to a precious two points.
But Gillingham’s top goalscorer Tom Eaves told Kent Online after the game that “I bumped into him and he pulled my hair.”
He added: “If he really wanted to brush my hair I would have let him do it after the game”
“There were a few mindgames going on,” said the 26-year-old, speaking about the penalty.
“I looked over to the sideline and saw him (the Oldham boss) making a substitution, using every trick in the book. I found it comical to be honest.”
“I was delighted to have put the penalty away and to have got back on the scoresheet.”
Eaves’s 15th of the season came against a former side, a club that gave him his first taste of senior football after progressing through Oldham’s youth set-up.
But he was disappointed with the reception he received from Latics fans.
Eaves said: “For some reason I don’t get the reception, not even a lukewarm one really, for what reason I don’t know but I am a Gillingham player and all my loyalties are with Gillingham.”
Moimbe’s idiotic behaviour may haunt Oldham as they strive to avoid relegation, here is what Oldham fans thought of the red card:
God knows why the penalty was given personally didn’t see it but what’s the point in bringing Hamer on for the last 7 might as well let Nepo fill in there and keep Doyle on #oafc
— Simon (@WhatCroweSays) April 14, 2018
Didn’t see the incident but can’t see why the linesman wouldn’t flag it up if it didn’t happen, that was just totally inexcusable from Moimbe. Big, big blow that, potentially season defining #oafc
— Joe Robinson (@joerob_96) April 14, 2018
Why is it the liners fault? If Moimbe did something off the ball, it’s a pen. We weren’t good enough to get all 3 points anyway. At least dale away means something now. #oafc
— Ste Nuttall (@ste_nuttall) April 14, 2018
Wellens said Moimbe has thrown a punch in retaliation. Moimbe was fouled first but what the fuck are you doing throwing a punch lad? #oafc
— john clarke (@johnclarke1981) April 14, 2018
Cheers Moimbe you brainless idiot. Absolutely suicidal. We lose on Tuesday and we’re down. #oafc
— Danny Wild (@DannyPWild) April 14, 2018