Post-Match: Freedman on Bolton's Defeat to Brighton

  • March 15, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Dougie Freedman believes Brighton & Hove Albion were worthy winners on Saturday afternoon and insists his side must move on quickly.

Bolton were beaten 2-0 by the Seagulls at the Reebok Stadium, bringing an end to a five-match unbeaten run. Oldham-born Will Buckley scored both goals for Oscar Garcia's side, as they moved to within one point of the Championship play-off places.

Speaking after the game, Freedman admitted he was disappointed with the below-par performance after his side's recent run of form and says his players must move on from the result and focus on beginning another unbeaten run - starting at Yeovil Town next weekend.

"I felt that Brighton were the better side today," Freedman told the club's official website. "Saying that, on a different day we could have won the game.

"At the start of the second half we were chasing that equaliser and if that had come our way the game would have taken a different path.

"We conceded a lot of possession against what is a very good Brighton side, though I still feel we created enough chances to win the game.

"We had an offside decision that went against us. Joe Mason has put the ball in the net and he was clearly in an onside position. When that happens, you just knew it wasn't going to be our day.

"Brighton did get the rub of the green with one or two decisions, but when the chances came their way they took them very well with two clinical finishes.

"We had enough chances to have taken something from the game. We've played a lot worse than today and won games.

"It's obviously a disappointing result given the recent run we have been on. We've put a lot of effort in over the last month or so and we just came up a little bit short today.

"We can't let ourselves get too down. We've been performing very well of late, particularly at the Reebok, and we've now got to pick ourselves up and move on."


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