Kiwomya counts the cost

Notts County boss Chris Kiwomya felt his side were the better team but gifted Gillingham two goals in a 2-1 defeat.

Last Updated: 23/10/13 at 15:28

Chris Kiwomya: Rues poor defending

Chris Kiwomya: Rues poor defending

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Chris Whelpdale opened the scoring on 24 minutes and turned provider for Gillingham's second shortly after as Danny Kedwell fired in his sixth goal of the season.

Callum McGregor then hit a brilliant consolation for the visitors, but it was the Gills who picked up their first win since Martin Allen was sacked earlier this month.

McGregor's solo effort from 25 yards, 11 minutes from time, offered Kiwomya little comfort.

"I think we've been beaten by ourselves," said Kiwomya.

"We were the better team by far, but when you give away goals like that, you give yourselves a mountain to climb. It's not even one goal, it's two.

"The first goal we should have headed it and stopped a cross, the second goal they pass it over our heads.

"Gillingham hardly did anything to deserve that, but they led because of our mistakes. It's about players doing things right - heading it, kicking it, dealing with their man.

"They're the simplistic things we have to get back to doing. We're good at football, but we need to win games.

"I spoke to Callum McGregor about getting into those areas and getting in shots. It was a brilliant goal.

"I knew we'd get back in the game at some point, it was just about getting that second goal. I thought we did enough in the game to win the game, it's disappointing."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

West Brom reject approach from Aston Villa for Joleon Lescott

West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott, according to reports.

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla sign new deals with Arsenal

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company