Ady Pennock bemoans ‘Achilles heel’ as Gillingham thrashed 4-0 at home by Bolton in League One

PUBLISHED: 09:06 15 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:06 15 March 2017

Priestfield, Gillingham

Priestfield, Gillingham


Goals from David Wheater, Adam Le Fondre and Mark Beevers put the visitors in a commanding position before Josh Vela added a fourth after the interval

Gillingham boss Ady Pennock admitted set pieces continue to be his side’s “Achilles heel” after they were thrashed 4-0 at home to Bolton in League One last night.

The Gills found themselves three down at the break after first half goals from David Wheater, Adam Le Fondre and Mark Beevers put the visitors in a commanding position before Josh Vela added a fourth after the interval.

The head coach conceded after the game there was a chasm in quality between the two sides.

“We conceded some very poor goals,” he said.

“I can’t remember [Stuart] Nelson making any saves apart from picking the ball out of his net.

“In open play, I thought we did okay defensively but from set plays we were very poor.

“They [set plays] have been an Achilles heel since I’ve been here. They have seven or eight six-foot-plus players and we haven’t.

“It’s one of those games where you just have to put your hands up and say they were better than us.

“All over the pitch I thought they were very good, a big strong team, but we didn’t throw in the towel.”

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