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Tony disappointed for the fans

The boss rues his side's clinical finishing after falling to defeat against Charlton

28 April 2018

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Tony Mowbray reflected on a frustrating afternoon at Charlton Athletic after Rovers suffered just their first defeat in their last 15 games.

After Ahmed Kashi's strike clipped off the knee of Jason Pearce and deceived Jayson Leutwiler in the Rovers goal, the visitors created chances but couldn't take them in south London.

And the boss was most disappointed for the supporters, who once again travelled in their numbers, with 3,110 at The Valley.

“We needed to be a bit braver with the ball in the first half but the second half was better and showed our spirit," Tony told reporters after the game.

“There were some bizarre decisions from the officials but Charlton worked really hard to be fair to them.
 
“I can’t criticise the players too much and I think we created enough chance in the second half but we just couldn’t take them.
 
“We had half a team unavailable today but I felt the spirit of the team was there still but I’m really disappointed for the supporters as it would have been nice to get a goal for them. It wasn’t to be in the end.
 
“I’ve watched the incident, the boy brings Dom down and there was no contact with the ball. Why the referee didn’t give anything I’ll never know. It was a stonewall sending off but it was outside the box so wasn’t a penalty.
 

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