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“It wasn’t what we deserved”

Reaction to tonight’s defeat

28 November 2023

Interviews

“It wasn’t what we deserved”

Reaction to tonight’s defeat

28 November 2023

Johnnie Jackson bemoaned the cruel nature of this evening’s 1-0 loss to Gillingham as the Dons narrowly missed out.

In the end the inside of a post prevented Ali Al-Hamadi from scoring what could have been a deserved winner for Wimbledon, who had the better of the play across a game that was disrupted by a power cut.

However it was the hosts who would go on to claim the three points as Conor Masterson scored a sucker punch header that proved decisive.

Here Johnnie discusses the disappointment of the defeat and reflects on how things could have been so different on another night.

ON THE PERFORMANCE…

It wasn’t what we deserved. We were in control for large parts of the game, especially in the second-half, I felt we were the only team that was going to go on and win it. We limited them to not a lot at all. We were applying a lot of pressure.

We didn’t have a lot of outstanding chances but we were really unlucky with Ali’s one which hit the inside of the post. We switched off from the set piece situation and found ourselves chasing the game. It’s cost us and it’s a hard one to take. There were a few mistakes leading to that goal. We needed to be vigilant and more alert to the danger.

ON THE DISRUPTION OF PLAY…

Just as we were turning the screw the lights went out, it was very frustrating. It gave Gillingham a chance to go in and regroup and stunted our momentum a little bit. But after we came back out we got on top again and it looked like we were going to get a winner. The few things that could go wrong went wrong in the end.

PICS: Stephen Flynn (Pro Sports Images)

 


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