Gillingham boss fuming after collapse against AFC Wimbledon

15:01 22 January 2012

Andy Hessenthaler

Andy Hessenthaler

Archant

Andy Hessenthaler was unhappy after his side threw away a 3-1 lead to lose 4-3 to the Dons

Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler was furious with his side after they threw away a 3-1 lead to lose against AFC Wimbledon.

Gavin Tomlin looked to have put the Gills well on the way to the win after scoring twice before Luke Moore pulled a goal back.

Tomlin set another goal up for Jo Kuffour to make it 3-1 after the hour mark.

But a Garry Richards own goal and a late Jack Midson brace saw the Dons emerge as victors.

“Terrible. There’s no excuses, it’s just not good enough. Schoolboy defending, at 3-1 up the game’s over and you should see the game out. The second goal they just switched off, no organisation at a short corner and nobody reacted to the situation,” Hessenthaler said.

“Hand on heart, at 3-3 I thought we were going to lose the game, because we just didn’t look like we were together defensively as a group. The game was far too stretched because we were too deep. We’re devastated in there and it’s time to change it.”

The defeat, their fourth in five games in all competitions, saw the Gills slip out of the play-off places in League Two, 11 points adrift of the automatic promotion spots.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

The comedian returned to his home town for the prestigious award ceremony.

Read more

Promoted content

Gamucci is a global leader and premier brand of electronic cigarettes

Gamucci has an electronic cigarette tailored for every need. We have a range of both disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes suitable for all adult smokers. And for a limited time, some great discounts.

Paddington

With Christmas comes a host of movies to the big screen, from festive family comedies to action blockbusters. Here is our pick of the best out next month.

It turns out he’s right – there are no indoor tennis courts in Fife.

Messi comes out on top, but we’ve spotted something dubious…