Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Win Over Brighton

  • February 28, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon admitted Bolton's performance against Brighton & Hove Albion wasn't great to watch, but believes they were still worthy of their 1-0 victory.

Zach Clough scored the only goal of the game, as Wanderers ended a three-game losing run by picking up all three points against the Seagulls.

Speaking after the game, Lennon said he was delighted to get back to winning ways and thought the nature of the victory could have been more comfortable had his players played to their full potential.

"I think it's a deserved victory," Lennon told the club's official website. "The first half was a little bit cagey and we had to rely on Ben (Amos) to make a fine save early on.

"We edged our way into the game, and in the second half we were a lot better. We took the game to Brighton and on the counter attack scored a great goal. We could have had a few more if we'd have really gone for it.

"Whilst the game could have gone either way, I felt we dominated the majority of the second half. We knew the first goal would be important - once we got that it really settled us down.

"It wasn't an easy finish for Zach, but he took it really well. He took the shot on early, and often when you do that you can sometimes catch the goalkeeper flat footed.

"Zach is a fantastic young player, but we must remember it is still very early in his career. He didn't have the best of games today, but has come up with the match-winning goal.

"Josh (Vela) also had a very good game today and laid on the goal. I think you could see the shackles came off when he was pushed on in to midfield in the second half.

"The fans also played a big part today. The game wasn't great to watch and sometimes you wonder if things could go the other way, but they stuck with us.

"It was good win and much needed. Previously, it was the first time in my managerial career that I had lost three games on the spin. It's good to have halted that run."

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