Hill proud of despondent Dale

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Rochdale boss Keith Hill refused to criticise his players following the 2-1 League Two play-off semi-final defeat at Gillingham.

Simeon Jackson opened the scoring when he converted Andy Barcham's low cross and although Chris Dagnall levelled just before the break, Jackson won it for the Gills from the penalty spot.

Hill said: ``I thought the performance was outstanding. There was commitment from all the players to be successful, there was a belief there and we've gone out to a penalty."

He added: ``I think it was a penalty, I'm not complaining at all. There's a lot of emotions in that (dressing) room because we weren't expecting to go out

``There's unbelievable belief in there and that's why the emotions are so low because at no time did we ever expect to be in this position. I give all the credit in the world to Mark Stimson and Gillingham, they're going to Wembley and it's a shame that we aren't.''

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