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11 January 2014

Peter Taylor very disappointed as Gills concede three without reply in the second half at Colchester

Peter Taylor said he was disappointed with his Gillingham team after watching them concede three goals in the second half against Colchester at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Sanchez Watt, Clinton Morrison and sub Freddie Sears found the net to seal a 3-0 victory, after the scores had been level at the interval.

The Gills boss was unhappy with the performance and said the squad must do better in future.

Speaking after the game he said: “Last Friday I could name quite a few that could have got `Man of the Match` but today there are not too many plusses in our performance.

"We were lethargic and not right, definitely not right and that is not acceptable and we need to be better than that.

“It was in the second half where things weren’t looking right, the first part we started quite well but after that I didn’t think we played anywhere near enough Football as we should have done.

“There were too many times players were very happy to knock it in to spaces where nobody was, that is disappointing.

“I’m sure you will go and watch a different game next week, that’s Football.”

Peter was disappointed with the first goal, believing that a player should have been given offside for interfering with play.

He said: “In the second half we are extremely unhappy with the first goal, we believe it was offside and I’m about to go and see the referee because the linesman is saying that because the ball went through his legs he’s not interfering.

“Work that one out for yourself, that changed it.

“In the second half we were disappointing and Colchester deserved to win it on the strength of their second half performance.

“It was a close game up until then and all of a sudden it’s a disappointing goal, it shouldn’t make as much difference as it did because in the end we were very poor second half.

“Our attitude, discipline and patience needs to stay as it was, but it didn’t. I think our heads dropped and we didn’t play anywhere near the way we have played recently.

“I’m disappointed with that yes. I have just told the players that, as much as I can say I enjoyed watching them in the last few matches today was a disappointing one.

“We are back to basics on Monday and we will get on with it.

“At a minute past, or two minutes past three, I’m happy and we started right. OK, we didn’t carry it on or keep it going.

“First half was OK but when the goal went in that’s the time I am unhappy with them.”

Peter said he appreciated the amount of supporters that had made the trip, and was disappointed for them that the team couldn’t offer a better display.

He said: “We would have liked to have done of course and I don’t like any of them wasting their money. It's cost them a lot of money to come here and you get very frustrated that the team doesn’t perform as you would like in front of them.

“I can assure everyone nothing is intentional and the players are feeling exactly the same way as I am feeling.”

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