"They had most of the possession, and in those circumstances perhaps a losing bonus point is all we could expect."
French fly-half Ludovic Mercier booted over five significant penalties on the day, with Andrew stating: "It was two tries each, and both of our tries from Cory Harris and Jonny Wilkinson were exceptional, but our penalty count was hugely disappointing.
"We made silly errors and gifted them tactical positions in our 22. It was a stupid penalty we conceded which led to the line out from which James Forrester scored, and a poor kick-off receipt which gave them their second.
"The breakdown was a bit of a mess, with us not being allowed quick ball but then the referee blowing for us infringing on the floor quite a few times. It's an extremely difficult area for the officials, so I can sympathise with Ashley Rowden because there was a hell of a lot going on in there.
"But if you're going to come to Kingsholm and dish out gifts by giving away penalties like we did today, you're going to struggle to get anything."
Looking at the wider picture as the Falcons continue to show competitive away form, Andrew said: "These are hard places to come. Already this season we have been to Sale, Leicester, Northampton and Gloucester, four of the toughest away games in the calendar, and we've been in with a shout in all of those.
"Gloucester edged it up front, particularly at the breakdown. When we had the ball we looked incredibly dangerous, and although I'm not happy with the overall performance, to get a bonus point here is a reasonable return.
"We're definitely improving, but we know we need to take the next step and start turning these narrow losses in to wins. We're fronting up at these grounds now, and we're holding our heads up to big sides.
"We knew it would be tough, we knew we would run them close and we competed very well. There are one or two areas where I am still disappointed with us, but on balance we were good for our bonus point at a place where we have struggled to get anything since 1998."