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Wilson: "We've got to address these late goal symptoms"

28 September 2016

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Danny Wilson had many positives to speak of, but one overwhelming late negative as his side drew 3-3 with Gillingham on Tuesday night.

Three more goals from prolific partnership Conor Wilkinson, with two, and Kristian Dennis gave the Spireites a 3-1 lead, but a questionnable penalty decision and a late lapse saw the Spireites turn three points into one.

"It's a feeling of great frustration again," said Wilson to PlayerHD after Scott Wagstaff's extra time equaliser. "It becomes like a broken record because we're saying the same things every week and so we've got to address these late goal symptoms we're having.

"At 3-1 I have to say we were absolutely coasting it and for the second goal the penalty decision by the referee was absolutely garbage, and I say that with all due respect.

"That put them back in the game and then obviously they threw caution to the wind. We defended well and they didn't really cause us any problems and then it's just one mad moment."

Despite the one final negative, Wilson was pleased with many other aspects, not least the performances of Liam Graham and Laurence Maguire, making their second and first first-team appearances respectively.

"There were loads of positives," he said. "We've had that week-in week-out and the longer the season goes on, the more games these players get under their belts the less chances they'll have of making mistakes like they have.

"These are times that hurt you, me personally and the lads themselves, and they'll wonder what they should do because they've never been in this position before and they're very inexperienced in some areas, next time hopefully they'll have learned from it.

"There were some areas today were we were excellent, playing well and creating chances and we could have added to our three, but we didn't. It was one bad moment at the end an we've paid for it."

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