Plenty of positives to take, says Reilly.
Callum Reilly called on his Gillingham team-mates to build on an improved performance at Southend United in the coming weeks.
Connor Ogilvie thought he had rescued a point for the Gills at the death on New Year’s Day at Roots Hall, but referee Keith Stroud and his assistants disagreed and adjudged the ball to not have crossed the line, with Taylor Moore going up the other end to clinch the points for the Shrimpers moments later in a 2-0 victory.
Reilly was on the bench when the drama took place but summed up the mood in the dressing room after the whistle. He said:
“It is obviously very raw at the moment. The lads are adamant that the ball has gone over (the line) but from our point of view, we are looking to the officials to give the decision and they obviously didn’t feel like it went over the line. We will have to take their word for it but it’s obviously very disappointing because we put so much in to the game.
“Everyone is disappointed we lost the game because we felt like we were the better team but the goals we conceded once again were poor. No doubt people will talk about what has happened, but we have to move on from it now, no matter how disappointing it is.
“On a different day we put a couple of those chances away, I thought there were some really good performances out there today and I think there was a lot of promise that we can take in to the coming games.”
Steve Lovell welcomed Bradley Garmston and Luke O’Neill back in to the starting XI and Reilly felt the width the two of them provided caused the Shrimpers problems.
He added: “I thought the boys that came in were brilliant, they were an outlet throughout the game, but we couldn’t get the ball to them enough in the end.”