Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Win Over Shrewsbury

  • December 26, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson hailed Bolton's ability to bounce back, after recovering from defeat at Chesterfield last time out with a 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town.

David Wheater scored both Wanderers goals, as they recorded a ninth successive win at Macron Stadium for the very first time - an achievement last completed on home soil in March 1995, at their former Burnden Park home.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson expressed his relief at surviving a late penalty scare but believes Bolton deserve credit for winning without playing at their best.

"You could say we got away with it, but equally we should have had a penalty at the other end," Parkinson told Tower FM.

"Gary Madine has knocked it past the defender. He's going to shoot and it's hit the lad's hand. It might not be intentional but if that handball is stopping having an attempt on goal then it's a penalty.

"It looked like the linesman has flagged for a penalty at our end and the referee had overruled it.

"I thought we should have had one. Maybe they should as well.

"We had a terrific start and couldn't see Shrewsbury getting back in it until they flashed a ball across goal. That gave them a lift and a bit more belief they could get back in it.

"It ultimately became a little bit edgy. We had some good mooments to kill the game off but couldn't quite get that goal.

"It was important that we got the three points because after losing last week it's always important to bounce back."

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
15 Shrewsbury Town 26 30
16 Cambridge United 25 30
17 Bolton Wanderers 25 29
18 Lincoln City 25 28
19 Fleetwood Town 25 28
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