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19 September 2015

Gills boss delivers his verdict on the 2-1 defeat to Colchester

Justin Edinburgh said the application of his players could not be faulted against Colchester on Saturday.

Gillingham’s unbeaten run came to an end in Sky Bet League One after a 2-1 defeat at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Luke Norris had brought the scores level and Cody McDonald had chance to equalise at 2-2 but saw his penalty saved by Jamie Jones.

Gills had chances to claim a draw towards the end of the game but the hosts held out for maximum points.

Speaking after the game Justin said: “I don’t think anything went wrong, possibily we were a bit too open and I don’t think we controlled the game as we have done, certainly away from home.

“Their goal came against the run of play, we started very well and in the first five minutes we did really control it but we never got back to that, even when we got level.

“If anything was wrong about us I don’t think we were as composed as we should have been, or would like to have been.

“Going behind was a sucker punch but then we got ourselves back in it and I just thought we got caught up in an open game and its disappointing, we were a bit erratic in our decision making but I won’t knock the boys.

“They have been absolutely magnificent and our next big test for us now is the next one and can we get back on the bike and get more points on the board.”

Edinburgh said the feeling wasn’t a nice one, but now wants his players to respond next weekend at Barnsley.

He added: “We just have to take the defeat on the chin, we don’t like this feeling but it was going to come – we weren’t going to go through the season unbeaten.

“We haven’t been over run or let ourselves down, we’ve been beaten.

“We haven’t felt like this since the back end of last season, we don’t like it but we have to deal with it and accept it.

 “We’ve done extremely well and we went right until the end, we could have snatched a draw but it wasn’t to be.

“In terms of effort and application, good. Decision making and controlling the game, not so good.”

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