Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Defeat at Middlesbrough

  • September 19, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson believes Bolton shot themselves in the foot, after they were beaten 2-0 by Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Goals in each half from George Saville and Britt Assombalonga gave Boro all three points on Teesside, with both gifted to them by individual mistakes on behalf of Wanderers players.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson agreed with reporters that the Trotters' first-half display was below-par but still felt his side would have taken something from their travels had it not been for the nature of their errors.

"Second-half I thought we deserved to get something here," Parkinson told Teesside Live.

"Middlesbrough have probably spent more money than anyone else in the division but we equipped ourselves, contained them and I am just disappointed with the first goal because they have gifted it to them and that knocked us.

"We were great in the second-half, terrific, and probably deserved to get a bit back. We threw David Wheater upfront and threw caution to the wind so I am not too bothered about the second but there were a lot of positives and some good performances.

"We believed in ourselves and it is so frustrating to give away the (first) goal.

"We matched them and they only really had a couple of moments, Ben (Alnwick) didn't really make a save and to give them that goal was disappointing. We kept going and looked in good shape and that was very important right towards end when we looked strong. That bodes well."

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