Davies: Goal Means Nothing

  • February 12, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Mark Davies believes his goal against Wigan Athletic 'doesn't mean anything' after Wanderers lost 2-1 at home to the Latics.

Davies' superb strike midway through the second half cancelled out Gary Caldwell's 43rd minute opener at the Reebok Stadium.

Bolton would have been expected to push forward for a winning goal, but, instead, James McArthur gave Roberto Martinez's side all three points and Davies believes the defeat has undone all the hard work that brought points from games against Liverpool and Arsenal in recent weeks.

"The lads are down because we all thought it was a game we should have won," Davies told the club's official website.

"It was three points we needed and it cancels out some good results and performances in the last few weeks, and that's the most disappointing thing.

"Wigan scored their goals at important times. If we had gone in at nil-nil at half-time then we could have come out for the second half and started again.

"We didn't play well in the first 45 minutes but because they got the goal just before half-time we had to chase the game.

"My goal was pretty instinctive. It was there to be hit and fortunately I managed to get a good contact on the ball, and it's another goal with my left foot.

"But at the end of the day, I'd much rather not score and win the game. I'm happy with my goal but it doesn't mean anything because we lost the match.

"When we equalised I thought we were going to go on and get all three points.

"Ryo looked sharp when he came on - he made some good decisions when he had the ball and I thought he was likely to get us the winning goal.

"But we have to move on. We can't dwell on it. We know that we've got some difficult away games but we have shown that we can get points against Arsenal and Liverpool.

"We'll have to go to Chelsea and Manchester City and make sure we play well."

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