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Alexander's Gillingham reaction

29 September 2015

Bobby Grant gave Town the lead in the 13th minute

Graham Alexander spoke to the Club’s media team after this evening’s defeat away to Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium.

The Cod Army went ahead through Bobby Grant after 13 minutes, but the Gills scored four before the break and added to their account with a fifth late on.

Alexander said: “We started the game in great fashion and deservedly took the lead. We were doing okay and then  long throw breaks us down and we have 10-15 minutes of madness.

“We conceded four goals in quick succession which sort of killed our chances of getting any positives out of the game.

“The second half was just a matter of getting some pride out of it but we were nowhere near good enough, and I’m not going to kid anyone by saying we deserved anything.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t withstand their physical prowess up top. There was a lot of balls coming into our box and we didn’t deal with them.

“I didn’t actually see the red card for Eggert Jonsson as I was talking to the Chris Lucketti at the time. I was asking the fourth official why we didn’t get a penalty 30 seconds earlier.

“I’m asking for holy water if I’m asking for penalties away from home so I didn’t actually see the foul. Eggert has told me it wasn’t even a foul let along a booking.

“It was also going to happen away from home when the crowd are baying for blood. The referee did what he did.

“We have to compete. Nobody can win all the time but you can be competitors, and fierce once at that. That’s what I want my players to be.

“At the moment we’ve got a soft spot and we need to harden that up because nobody is going to feel sorry for us.”

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