Post-Match: Freedman on Bolton's Win Over Millwall

  • November 09, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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Dougie Freedman believes his side got what their hard work deserved, after Bolton beat Millwall 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Robert Hall, Jermaine Beckford and Andre Moritz sealed a first home win of the campaign for Wanderers, and back-to-back victories for the first time this season.

Speaking after the game, Freedman acknowledged the timing of the goals was a major factor in the win but says his players deserved to pick up the three points.

"We showed good character and even in the last 20 minutes the mentality was good," Freedman told the club's official website.

"The team started the game well and our passing was fantastic. We took the lead and we showed good movement. We were unfortunate to concede and from that we were put on the back foot.

"In the second half we dug in and we did what all good teams do and we defended well. We knew exactly what we were doing tactically and in the end I felt we were deserved and comfortable winners.

"The timing of our goals were another positive. We scored our second goal just before half time and we went into the interval a bit more settled. At the end of the game we got our third to kill the game off.

"I felt throughout the match we looked a goal threat and Jermaine Beckford was excellent today and when Andre Moritz came on he showed clever movement.

"The goal threat was always there and the timing of the goals certainly didn't do us any harm. Even when Millwall was throwing a lot at us in the last 20 minutes I still felt we looked comfortable.

"For all of Millwall's possession in the second half we looked comfortable and when we had the ball we looked dangerous, especially on the break.

"Jermaine Beckford was outstanding with his movement and when Andre Moritz came on he added flair to our game.

"We have a bit of steel behind us now, we have the determination to defend and quality going forward.

"We deserved to win today. We now have a two week period without a game due to the international break. We can now look back at the last six weeks which has been good."

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