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As one fan, who wishes to stay anonymous, said: "It was quite surreal. ""I was on train thinking I was gonna be late for kick-off, and all of sudden I see two of our players boarding the same train as me! No wonder they seemed in such a rush to get to their destination! "Referee for the match, Andy D'Urso, refused to delay kick-off as there were no apparent safety issues, meaning a weakened Gillingham side started the match. Regular bench warmers Mark McCammon, Stuart Lewis and John Nutter got rare starts, with second choice keeper Alan Julian also getting a rare start, albeit on the right side of midfield. Key players Febian Brandy (on-loan from Manchester United), Chris Palmer and Barry Fuller were the three notable victims of the heavy traffic around Central London, as they arrived too late to be put in the starting line-up and had to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench.
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Come kick-off however, at least eleven players had made it onto the pitch to start for the Gills, as centre-back duo Matt Fry and Josh Gowling arrived just in time. The defenders had travelled by train, navigating their way along the complex framework of the London Underground service to get to the match on time. It was a bizarre situation for Gillingham supporters travelling to the match.
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Instead of shelling out on a VIP coach for the all the players and coaching staff to travel (as they usually do on away trips) to the ground, Stimson decided to let the players make their own way to the stadium, considering a lot of them live closer to Leyton Orient's stadium, which is in London, than they do to the krbs Priestfield (Gillingham's stadium) in Gillingham. So cue the traffic chaos and several professional footballers, some of whom have played near the highest level in the sport, floating around Central London amongst fans, just minutes before they're due on the pitch.
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It proved to be a costly decision for Mark Stimson, who by 7pm had only seven players in his starting eleven guaranteed to actually be there in time to start the match. Due to the, perhaps unavoidable, lack of punctuality from his players, Stimson also faced the prospect of realistically starting the match with only nine men. And one of those nine men was the Gills' out of favor, transfer-listed, reserve goalkeeper Alan Julian. But he wasn't going to be in between the sticks; first choice keeper Simon Royce arrived on time for that. Instead, Julian was all set to play on the right wing for Gillingham, such was the severity of the situation. Going back to first choice goalkeeper Simon Royce, to add to the bizarre events of the night, he reportedly arrived at the stadium on a mountain bike.
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