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PD Post Gillingham

7 September 2015

Dickov disappointed with going down against league leaders.

Paul Dickov admitted that he was left aghast at decisions that he felt didn’t go the way of his side during their 1-0 defeat to Gillingham on Saturday.

The Scot felt that Rovers were victims of a marginal offside call and the refusal of a penalty; both before Jake Hessenthaler’s winner was adjudged to have crossed the line despite inconclusive TV replays.
“Today should have been a point. We're disappointed we lost if not that we didn't get all three!” bemoaned Dickov.

“We feel that he (Andy Williams) is two yards onside when he's one on one with the goalkeeper and it's a game defining moment.

“The goal that they've been given has left the lads flabbergasted. Mitchell (Lund) has got back and blocked it and there's not way it's gone over the line. It's a massive decision which has defined the game.”

Dickov was reticent to allow the heat of the moment to get to him and instead tried to focus on the positive with which the Yorkshire side could take.

“I can't say too much without getting in to trouble but it's not good enough,” he said.

“We created the best chances in the game and when it's tight you've got to put them away and if you don’t then you leave yourself open. 

“We just need to relax in front of goal. The overall play was good at times and we’re working hard and just need a little to go for us.

“It should have been three clean sheets in a week and we now go on to facing a good Walsall next week.”

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