Gills Manager disappointed as chances go begging at Meadow Lane
Peter Taylor said he was amazed his team didn’t score more goals considering the chances the Gills had in the 3-1 defeat to Notts County on Saturday at Meadow Lane.
In a game where Bradley Dack struck the woodwork twice and Bayo Akinfenwa was thwarted on a couple of occasions from close range, County took full advantage of those missed chances to seal all three points.
Callum McGregor got one either side of half time, sandwiching Dack’s equaliser shortly after the interval, before Jack Grealish clinched it with an impressive solo strike three minutes from time.
Speaking after the game Peter said: “I think the performance was OK, we created enough chances but I am very disappointed with the finishing and very disappointed with the goals conceded because they were poor goals.
“I actually thought the second goal was offside but it wasn’t, we have looked at it again and it was poor defending from us and we’ve got to do better.
“The third goal, OK Grealish is a very, very good player but we made him look like George Best so we have got to learn from that.
“Overall we created a lot of chances and I felt it was amazing that we were 1-0 down at half time with the chances we had compared to Notts County.
“I was confident we were going to score and it was great that we got one at the start of the second half but we then had to not give anything away again.
“People can say the last goal is a fantastic goal and from a spectators’ point of view I’m sure it was but from a defensive point of view it was a very poor goal.
“I don’t know who got Man of the Match for their team, maybe it was an outfield player that scored a good goal but I thought their goalkeeper had a very good day and I thought he saved some cert goals, but we also missed, I think, a couple of easy chances.
“It wasn’t like a Rotherham performance, there was more about us than that so that’s an improvement but you can’t afford to give cheap goals away.
“We all admitted that the Rotherham performance wasn’t good enough, today I thought the performance was good enough but there were some individual errors on the goals and again they are the things we will be talking about all week.
“If we had been 3-1 up at half time people would have said that was fair.
“With Football if you don’t take your chances then sometimes you get punished and today I felt we certainly should have scored more than one goal.”