Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Draw With Bristol City

  • August 11, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson felt Bolton contributed to their own downfall against Bristol City, but believes the match officials were of little help to his side's cause.

Leading 2-0 courtesy of goals from Will Buckley and Josh Magennis, Wanderers were pegged back to a 2-2 draw after goals from Andreas Weimann and Jamie Paterson earned the Robins a share of the spoils at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson admitted his players were poor inside the opening 45 minutes but after getting themselves into a healthy position after the break, he was disappointed not to take all three points.

"Overall, we would have taken four points from the first two games of the season," Parkinson told

"I felt first half, we were a bit passive with the way we played. In the second half, we took our game ten yards up the pitch.

"We got tighter and had a bit more intensity about our play and got our rewards with the goals.

"Obviously being 2-0 up, we always aim to hold on and get three points.

"I felt the first goal was offside and they are decisions that the linesman have to get right.

"The second goal, Wheats has been poleaxed in the middle of the pitch and the referee hasn't given that decision.

"We can always do better ourselves in the way the goals are conceded, but I felt we could have got a bit of help from the officials.

"Two-nil up at home, we obviously expect to hold the lead and see the game through.

"We put fresh legs on the pitch to try and enable us to do that, but it wasn't to be.

"There are many good aspects of the game today and can take great heart from doing that.

"We have a great game coming up against Leeds United on Tuesday, which could give a couple of the lads an opportunity to get some minutes and we are looking forward to it."

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