Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Defeat at Ipswich Town

  • March 17, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon was critical of his team's accuracy in front of goal, after his Bolton side were beaten 1-0 at Ipswich Town.

Jay Tabb scored the only goal of the game, as Wanderers slipped to yet another late defeat on the road after enjoying the better of the chances throughout the course of the 90 minutes.

Speaking after the game, Lennon believed the match should have been over as a contest by the break and pointed to missed opportunities from players such as Rochinha, Tim Ream and Craig Davies as the key reason why his side left Portman Road with nothing to show for their efforts.

"It's endemic of our away form this season," Lennon told the club's official website. "We can't afford to be missing guilt edged chances like we have done this evening.

"Ipswich are a good side at home and the game was in the balance in the second half. We shouldn't have allowed the game to get to that stage. We should have been home and hosed by half time.

"Even late on we had a great chance at the far post to equalise, but we've missed it.

"Nothing surprises me in football, but at the end of the game we're left scratching our heads as to how we haven't got something from the game.

"Generally speaking, our performance was very good. In Rochinha we had the best player on the pitch. If he sticks the chance he has in the net in the first half we're talking about one of the goals of the season.

"We had a very young team out tonight and once again our youngsters acquitted themselves very well.

"The performances have been good, but once again we've come away from a game with nothing.

"We decided to rest a few players in Paddy McCarthy and Emile Heskey.

"Adam Le Fondre had been ill in the run up to kick off and in the end wasn't able to make the bench. That was a blow, because I think he would have enjoyed himself out there tonight."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 80
8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
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