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John Askey Post Gillingham

29 September 2018

Askey post Town's 2-2 draw with Gillingham.

Shrewsbury Town drew 2-2 with Gillingham this afternoon, after a late equaliser from the Gills striker Tom Eaves.

Askey’s men came back from a goal down to take the lead, but a late equaliser left Town disappointed

Askey was naturally disappointed with the result and felt his team could have done more to take the win.

“I’m disappointed, angry and all of the other emotions you would expect,” Askey said. “We did so well to get ourselves back into the game and score late on.

“It’s a game that we should have won. I spoke about playing with desire and aggression and sadly their goal came from us not showing enough aggression and not enough nous.

“The ball should have been knocked another 30/40 yards forward. I think it was about three tackles we didn’t win.

“When you’re a goal up with three minutes to go, it’s not good enough. It’s not through lack of ability, it’s not through tactics or anything like that – it comes down to desire and the will to win.

“Sadly in that last minute we were lacking.”

Despite the loss, Askey feels his side did do enough to take all three points.

“I felt like we were just doing enough,” Askey said. “I said we looked as if we were doing enough, but we needed to show more passion, more desire and aggression to get forward.

“We did that and I should have been going in after the game saying how well we had done, which we did second-half.

“Both goals I thought were really well worked goals. To concede in the way that we did - feels like a lack of desire and aggression and not picking up the second ball.

“The all round play and overall football was good, but you need to have a bit more than that.”


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