Midfield man Gell's delight at scoring in 200th game for Whitby Town

Adam Gell described Saturday’s game against Atherton Collieries as a ‘great honour’ after making his 200th appearance for Whitby Town.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 12:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 12:26 pm
Adam Gell lets fly against Atherton

The midfielder has been a great servant to the Blues in his time with the club and has become a popular figure amongst the Town faithful.

The day got even better for him with just five minutes played as he opened the scoring for the Seasiders in their 3-1 triumph.

“It’s a great honour to make that number of appearances,” said Gell.

“It’s nice to make that many for such a good club and it was even better to do it at home as well.

“It’s certainly a good moment for me and I hope to make many more appearances for Whitby Town.”

Gell was also pleased to get himself on the scoresheet, especially in such a big game for him on a personal level.

He had one thing in his mind as the ball fell to him on the edge of the box and he found the bottom corner with a precise strike.

“I’m really pleased with that,” the midfielder admitted.

“The wind may have played a little bit of a part there but it came to me and I thought that with the wind behind us I might as well test the keeper.

“Fortunately for me it sneaked into the bottom corner to get us off to a great start in tough conditions.”

Adding to the wind factor which played a part throughout the game, Gell (pictured with chairman Eddie McNamee) was happy with the way he and his teammates dealt with the conditions.

This is why he felt that Whitby deserved their three points due to the fact that they played to the conditions well.

“I felt that we dealt with it well throughout the game,” Gell stated.

“It would have been nice to have been a little bit more convincing at times and get hold of the ball more.

“It’s always difficult in that sort of wind so I thought we did really well to deal with it and get the three points.”