Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Draw at Millwall

  • November 24, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson was pleased to see Bolton's four-game losing run come to an end, but was left disappointed following a 1-1 draw at Millwall.

Mark Beevers opened the scoring inside 12 minutes at The Den - heading home a cross from Joe Williams against his former club - but the spoils were shared as Jirk Skalak equalised eight minutes from time to ensure the game finished 1-1.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson praised a much improved display from his players but felt they were worthy of victory on their travels.

"I thought a point away from home was good," Parkinson told bwfc.co.uk.

"I thought for a majority of the game, we were excellent. First half in particular, I was delighted with the way we played.

"We should have had a penalty before we scored and, also, their keeper has pulled off an outstanding double save.

"We got a goal with a good finish from Mark, but second-half they pinned us a little bit. We couldn't get hold of the ball and the quality of our play wasn't good. That could be sometimes due to fatigue.

"Credit to Millwall as well. They came at us in the second period but we still had some good moments on the ball.

"Their keeper has made another great save from Jason Lowe, who couldn't have done much more than score today.

"All in all, the effort from the lads in the last two weeks showed today and everyone has played their part.

"When you go a goal up and get to the 82nd minute, you're expecting to see it out. The lad hit his shot - Pawel Olkowski has gone to block it and it's gone through his legs.

"Obviously I am disappointed to not get three points but I think from where we have been, in terms of not being on the greatest of runs, the lads could've easily let their heads drop.

"They haven't at all and I thought the performance was excellent today."

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