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Charlton manager Karl Robinson on the 1-0 defeat at Gillingham

By Matthew Panting

Charlton boss Karl Robinson claimed his team created enough chances against Gillingham on Saturday to win two games.

The Addicks failed to score for a second successive match, following up a midweek humbling at home to Wigan with defeat at Priestfield.

They came up against an inspired display from Gills keeper Tomas Holy.

Charlton manager Karl Robinson. Picture Andy Jones

Charlton manager Karl Robinson. Picture: Andy Jones

"We didn’t take our chances and that’s the nature of the industry," said Robinson. "We’ve got to score goals.

"Our players from our goal into their penalty area, we were the better team by a long way. But fans don’t care about that. We just care about winning.

"All we can do is keep doing the right things. Fundamentally they’ve got to score.

"I’m frustrated but I can’t question the players’ attitudes.

"We created enough chances to win two games. Two games in a row the (opposition) goalkeeper has got man of the match.

"It’s not like we stopped creating chances or didn’t get into position to score goals.

"We’ve been beaten by Gillingham and we were the better team so I’m frustrated."

 Robinson was disappointed with the goal his team did concede, and also felt they had a clear penalty turned down in the first half.

"He went through Tariqe and then one minute later the exact same challenge on the halfway line he gave us a free-kick," added the Charlton manager. "But it’s not for me to come out here and say the referee should have done this or that.

"If you look at the goal back we had more than enough people in our box but you’re going to concede chances.

"They conceded 15 (chances) but we never took our 15, they took their one. I think every other shot on target was a scuff from 15 or 20 yards that dropped into Ben’s arms."

Robinson refused to dissect his team's performances, knowing their failure to go away with three points was only down to one thing.

"Let’s stop looking for the clever answer, the simple answer is take your chances and you win," he added. "Don’t just think that’s Josh – it’s everybody and set pieces as well.

"We can't be disappointed in the way we played or the effort we put in. We’re all going away frustrated because we should have won. 

"In the second half the pitch dried up and the ball wasn’t moving as quickly but we still found a way to make chances.

"(Twenty-three shots at goal) says it all and surely the quality of strikers and players that we’ve got will be disappointed as well."

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