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TAYLOR: WE DESERVED A RESULT

5 April 2014

Peter Taylor left frustrated as Rotherham strike twice late in the day to snatch victory at Priestfield

Peter Taylor conceded it was frustrating to see Rotherham score twice in the space of four minutes to snatch victory in the dying moments at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday.

The Millers won 4-3, down in no small part to Tom Hitchcock who claimed a hat-trick after coming on as a second half sub, including twice late on when it seemed Gills had done enough to at least claim a point.

Bayo Akinfenwa, Myles Weston and Bradley Dack got the goals for the home side, but they went away with nothing after some late drama.

Speaking after the game Peter said: “Very frustrating because I thought the players worked extremely hard and deserved to get something out of it.

“You know you’re playing against a good team, who create a lot of chances.

“They can really handle the ball, they’re in good form, they’re on a good run but you then have to defend as a group better than what we did.

“In the end, as much as they are a good team, I think they got some easy goals from poor defending by us.

“We showed character all the time and character is one thing but you still have to be organised and have plans and team discipline to get points in a tough league.

“Unfortunately for us the work rate was brilliant; the character fantastic but defensive markings were poor.

“I’m disappointed, I know people are complaining about the linesman, about the assistant referee not giving an offside decision on the second or the fourth goal, but I still think the defending should have been better than that.”

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