Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Win Over Sheff Wed

  • October 14, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson couldn't hide his relief, after Bolton beat Sheffield Wednesday to register their first league win of the season

After eight successive defeats without scoring a single goal, Wanderers picked up three points for the first time since the final day of last season after Sammy Ameobi and an own-goal from Sam Hutchinson sent them on their way to victory at Macron Stadium.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson admitted he was somewhat disappointed not to have scored more goals against the Owls, whilst also believing the result could serve as turning point in what has been a disappointing campaign to date.

"When he (assistant referee) put up six minutes I wondered where he'd got it from," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester.

"As the clock was ticking I was staring at the referee and wanted him to blow that whistle - I was so pleased when he did.

"Not just for myself - I'm relieved because it's been really tough - but I'm pleased for everybody. It was a great win for us.

"Sheffield Wednesday are one of the fancied teams and you'd expect them to be up there with the array of talent they've got.

"But we've shown, as we did against Ipswich for instance, we can create chances. We've done that but the difference today is that a couple have ended up in the back of the net.

"(Gary Madine) to make it 3-0 would have been game over. When it didn't go in, quite often when something like that happens it gives the opposition a lift.

"They should have been out of the game but, equally, Jordan Rhodes has had a couple of good chances as well.

"With (David) Wheater's header off the line, we really could have scored more but we'll take the two and there were a lot of good things.

"We need to get back on the training ground on Monday morning and pick up from where we've left off last week.

"There's still a lot of work to be done with the likes of Sammy, Craig Noone and Josh Vela. We've got to get them right up to speed and improve us going into next Saturday's game."

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
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