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Gillingham boss Peter Taylor was pleased with his team's performance in their FA Cup defeat at Brackley Town

Gillingham's John Mousinho in action against Brackley Picture: Barry Goodwin
Gillingham's John Mousinho in action against Brackley Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gills boss Peter Taylor was “over the moon” with his players despite a shock defeat to Brackley.

He watched his side create numerous chances in the FA Cup first round replay and felt that the luck was not on his team’s side.

Reacting to the loss, Taylor said: “It’s not nice to lose in the FA Cup but we were lucky to be here (in the replay), on the strength of the first game. Brackley were better than us but we’ve had no luck at all (on Monday night).

“We played some tremendous football, created a load of chances and scored a goal, which was perfectly good, so in that respect it has gone against us.

“You are always disappointed to lose a football match but you are less disappointed if the players have played well. The players have played well and I’ve got no complaints with the way we played.

“The only thing we maybe didn’t have enough of was the end product.

“With the crosses and chances we created I was absolutely over the moon with the players.”

Taylor took the Gills to the quarter-finals of the competition during his last spell as manager, beating Premier League clubs Bradford and Sheffield Wednesday on the way.

And so he knows what it is like sitting on both sides of the fence.

He said: “As a player and as a manager I have had upsets and I have had fantastic results as well but you can’t have it your own way every year, you just can’t have it.

“There are no easy games in the FA Cup, that’s the greatest thing about it. There have been shocks this year, there were shocks last year and there were shocks 20 years ago, that’s the beauty of the FA cup.”

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