Gills boss wants players to come back fighting after Brackley defeat
Peter Taylor said he was disappointed to be knocked out of the FA Cup, but said he had no complaints with the way his side approached the game following Monday night's 1-0 loss against Brackley Town at St James Park.
, and despite having had a number of chances to level up, the visitors were unable to find a way through in their first round replay. hosts through to the next roundA first half goal from Glenn Walker proved enough to put the
Bradley Dack thought he had levelled the game up just before the interval, but the linesman ruled out his, what proved to be legitimate goal, for offside.
Following the game Taylor said: “It’s not nice to lose in the FA Cup but, to me, we were lucky to be here on the strength of the first game because Brackley were better than us, but we had no luck at all.
“I think we played some tremendous football, created a load of chances and scored a goal that was a perfectly good goal because we’ve seen it, so in that respect it’s gone against us a little bit.
the only thing that we maybe haven’t done enough of is have the end product. “You’re less disappointed if the players have played well and they played well – I’ve got no complaints with the way we played,
“We got a lot of crosses in and that’s something we need to talk about, but for the actual Football and chances created I was absolutely over the moon with the players.
and Brackley away I’ve been very happy with – Brackley at home was a disappointing one for us but the players have bounced back and showed good character. Sheffield United“The last two performances against
“We need to do that again Saturday, we have a big match against Oldham and we need to bounce back. The way we played today, if we take that on to the pitch on Saturday, we will have a good chance.
“There are no easy games in the FA Cup, that’s the greatest thing about it. There have been shocks this year, there were shocks last year and there were shocks 20 years ago and that’s the beauty of the cup.
“I was desperate to go further to get more money in the bank for the club because that helps anybody’s season – that increases your budget and you can help the club even more.
“The result is a step back today but not the performance, I will take the situation in reality. The players did everything they could and with a little bit of luck they would have won the game, but we didn’t.
“Some of the players could maybe have been in different positions to give us a better chance of a finish which then gives you the end product.
“Our play was good from the goalkeeper to the back four and the midfield three, to the wingers it was good but all of a sudden we got a cross in and there was no end product and that’s something we need to improve on.
“To me we are progressing, no doubt about that.”
Stephen Butcher started the game at right-back in what was his first start for the club, and Peter thought the young full back did himself no harm.
first match of the season.He said: “He did great, he’s been training with us for the last week – I know he came on as sub in the
“He has done very well and deserves his opportunity, in the end I just wanted to get more forward balls in to the box and I thought Charlie would have been better than Stephen to do that, that’s the only reason he came off.”
Peter went on to reveal that Danny Kedwell could miss Saturday’s game against Oldham, and that Steven Gregory’s groin injury is definitely `long term.`
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