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Gills manager Justin Edinburgh was disappointed to see his side lose at Oldham after taking the lead

Defeat at Oldham on Saturday was hard to take for Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh.

Just like at Wigan and Doncaster in recent times, the Gills let a lead slip on away soil.

Doug Loft’s super strike had put the Gills a goal ahead at the break but they conceded twice after the restart, losing 2-1.

Gills boss Justin Edinburgh on the Boundary Park touchline Picture: Barry Goodwin
Gills boss Justin Edinburgh on the Boundary Park touchline Picture: Barry Goodwin

“I’m bitterly disappointed,” he said. “I feel we let the game slip away in the second half.

“It was a contrast from the first half to the second and surrendering leads is becoming a little bit of a pattern away from home at the moment. It is bitterly disappointing and hard to take.”

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Gillingham were looking in control against Oldham after Loft’s goal gave them the advantage.

Edinburgh said: “It was good and had everything you want from an away performance in the first half.

“We were totally in control. We do learn quickly as a group but we are just finding it a bit tougher on the road to learn from our mistakes and why we are doing things and what changes from the first half and to the second.

“It is not the lack of energy, determination or graft, it is just a bit of knowledge and nous of seeing games through. We are just not quite doing that away from home right now.

“Second half we took a step back and allowed Oldham in the game with two poor goals, all our own doing.”

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