Peter Taylor talks to the press following the Gills 2-2 draw against Port Vale at Priestfield
Peter Taylor said he felt his side had done enough to beat Port Vale on Saturday after seeing a late equaliser deprive his team of all three points at Priestfield.
Michael Brown’s last gasp shot fortuitously found its way past Stuart Nelson to snatch a 2-2 draw, and the Manager was left disappointed after a fine performance.
Speaking after the game he said: “Of course I’m very disappointed because I thought we did enough to win the match and I felt as though we had a chance to get a third goal, we created some good chances in the second half but we didn’t take enough of them so that’s why it was always a nervous finish.
“Right at the end there is probably a little bit of an excuse that we are hanging on because we are desperate to get the three points, but at the start of the game there are no excuses.
“I thought they started better than us but then all of a sudden we had a spell just before half time where we put a couple of moves together and the players got more confidence to do better.
“At the start of the second half we created a couple of great chances just before we scored from the corner, I felt as though we did enough to win the match.
“I changed our shape because I felt Port Vale were causing us too many problems so I wanted to go to a flat back four.”
Taylor said the equaliser late on was unfortunate but told his players to keep going after extending their unbeaten run to four matches.
He said: “Stuart held his hands up to say he should have stopped it, I think the ball might have been spinning having been deflected. He apologised to everybody straight away.
“The players are very down; there wasn’t many things said to them from me. It was just a case of carrying on, we’ve got another point and we are on a better run than we were on four games matches ago so we’ve got to keep going.”