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Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh reacts to their 2-1 defeat at Millwall

Gillingham weren’t good enough in either box on Friday night, admitted boss Justin Edinburgh.

It meant that despite dominating possession against Millwall, the Gills came away beaten.

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh Picture: Barry Goodwin
Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh Picture: Barry Goodwin

Report: Millwall 2 Gillingham 1

Edinburgh said: “It was frustrating. We absolutely dominated in the midfield area but both boxes have let us down again. That’s where you win or lose games.

“Near enough every game this year we have been in it and our midfield have had the edge but we probably haven’t had the cutting edge up top and we haven’t been resilient enough at the back.

“We bossed the game but we didn’t trouble the keeper, we weren’t clinical enough in the final third or aggressive enough and the two goals we gave away were poor. If you do that you are always going to have an uphill task.

“I can’t fault the players’ effort and commitment, there is no question over that, it’s just those two boxes.”

Millwall opened the scoring after 13 minutes but were unable to build on that until Fred Onyedinma scored a fortuitous goal with 63 minutes gone.

Edinburgh said: “Their two goals came from a kick out the keeper’s hands and a punt back in from a cleared corner. They never tested us.

“We had the ascendancy and we had the possession. We dominated it but you are judged on your two boxes."

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