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Evans | "It's the best we have played in a long time"

Gills boss disappointed not to take something away from Kingsmeadow following strong performance.

25 November 2019

Steve Evans reflects on the 1-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon.

Gillingham manager Steve Evans was frustrated that his side didn’t come away with all three points following their 1-0 defeat away at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. 

The Gills dominated for much of the game at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, and were unfortunate to lose 1-0 after Scott Wagstaff’s first half goal. The hosts then defended heroically to seal maximum points.

Evans said: “I thought we were superb, I thought it’s the best we’ve played in a long time in terms of controlling possession, opening them up, switching the play. We’ve made for me five or six golden opportunities to score. I think if we score and go in front we score four or five.

“People make statements, and that’s the most dominant I’ve seen one of my teams play in years, total dominance, but we’ve lost. I feel for the players, I feel for the travelling supporters.”

The Gillingham manager was also disappointed with his side’s final product, as the away side missed a number of opportunities, particularly in the second half. He said: “I think unlucky would be a part of it, inability to take good chances would be a second part of it, probably a bigger part for us.

“The supporters have seen their team be totally dominant and get beat, but to a man they clapped the team off. They’re going up the M25 back to Medway thinking how we have lost that game.”

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