The central defender could hardly believe that the points had slipped away after a particularly positive first half display that Chris Perry conceded had Charlton rocking. Anthony considers we paid a high price for not capitalising on early chances created.
"We dominated the first half, should have got something from it and been two, maybe three goals up," he reasoned.
"If you don't take your chances early you always leave yourself open to something unlucky from a set piece or something.
"Chris Perry said that we were causing them problems and they couldn't get hold of the ball. I'm at a bit of a loss about it, we need to take our chances early and get into a lead."
With the FA Cup looming against Crystal Palace on Saturday and Birmingham in the Premiership the following Wednesday, Anthony remains confident that the team will soon get the results to place the season back on track.
"The lads will keep their heads up and we'll keep going - we'll get it right."
The look of disappointment was etched on the face of Anthony Gardner as he attempted to comprehend the single goal defeat to Charlton on Sunday.