Post-Match: Freedman on Bolton's Draw at Yeovil Town

  • March 22, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Dougie Freedman praised his side's attitude, after they came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Yeovil Town.

First-half goals from Ishmael Miller and Kevin Dawson had given the hosts a 2-0 lead going into the interval. Lukas Jutkiewicz pulled one back eight minutes after the break, before Wanderers were reduced to ten men when Alex Baptiste was sent off in the latter stages. Miller struck the post from the resulting penalty, moments before Zat Knight equalised to earn the Trotters a point.

Speaking after the game, Freedman said his players were on the end of some harsh words during the half-time interval but believes they were good value for a point - before going on to admit he was disappointed not to have won the game in the closing stages.

"I thought we did well the first ten minutes and were unlucky not to take the lead as we had quite a few chances, but we just didn't take them," Freedman told the club's official website.

"From thereon in though, Yeovil did very well though and thoroughly deserved their two goal lead.

"There were some harsh words at half time and we came out in the second half with a different approach, which led to a goal that gave us a massive boost.

"We'd changed our shape to allow us to be a little bit quicker on the break.

"The penalty itself, however, gave us an even bigger boost and we then went on to secure what I believe is a deserved point.

"I have absolutely no qualms about the penalty decision or Alex Baptiste's sending off at all.

"In the end, we're actually disappointed not to take all three points as we did very well in the latter stages but a point was the least we deserved."

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