Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Defeat at Brighton

  • February 13, 2016 | By Chris Mann
  • URL Short URL:

Neil Lennon was once again left to rue individual errors, as Bolton crashed to a 3-2 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Wanderers twice came from behind to draw level at the Amex Stadium, with goals from Emile Heskey and Jay Spearing cancelling out earlier strikes from Jamie Murphy and Tomer Hemed, but the game turned inside a two-minute spell shortly before the hour.

Moments after Liam Feeney was denied when played clean through on the Albion goal, the hosts took advantage of slack defending at the other end to seal a victory courtesy of Beram Kayal, leaving Lennon to wonder what might have been for the umpteenth time this season.

"There were two turning points," Lennon told BBC Radio Manchester. "Their goalkeeper has made a great save, but then the third goal is kamikaze and totally out of sync from the way we played.

"I thought we played well. We were in the ascendancy and then shot ourselves in the foot.

"I can take bits and pieces of encouragement again. Obviously results haven't gone for us, but there is still a long way to go and I don't think many people would have given us a chance coming here today.

"We looked okay for long periods in the game, so I'm very disappointed to be coming away with nothing.

"It's not the result, it's the manner of the goal that is more annoying than anything else because we'd had a little bit of pressure, were comfortable in possession and then lost it in a really bad area.

"There are 15 games to go so there's plenty of time, we have to take it game by game. We've got a home game next week, so we need to try and win that and close the gap again.

"I keep coming in after games and saying the same things to the same players, and that's what's disappointing more than anything else.

"It was a game that could have gone either way, so for me to say that after games is good but again I'm left very frustrated at not picking up anything."

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Accrington Stanley 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0
3 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
4 Bristol Rovers 0 0
5 Burton Albion 0 0
View Full Standings >>


Who is Bolton's 2021/22 Player of the Year?
32.58% Oladapo Afolayan
30.96% Gethin Jones
21.72% Ricardo Almeida Santos
5.51% Declan John
4.05% Kieran Lee
3.08% MJ Williams
1.78% Joel Dixon
0.32% George Johnston