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

  • March 09, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson insists Bolton are not dead and buried in the relegation battle, after picking up a 2-1 victory over Millwall.

After a scoreless first-half at the University of Bolton Stadium, Wanderers broke the deadlock three minutes after the restart as Pawel Olkowski scored his first goal since September.

Gary O'Neil added a second on the hour and, despite a late consolation from the Lions' Lee Gregory, the Trotters held firm to pick up a first home league win of 2019.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson thought his side was fully deserving of all three points and felt the margin of the victory could have been more had it been for more composure in the final third.

"It was a great win for us," Parkinson told The Bolton News. "We know what Millwall are all about.

"First half we had the better moments and first half we looked good when we got Sammy (Ameobi) on the ball. But at half time I said to the lads 'we have done okay but we can do better.'

"I thought we raised our game 10 per cent, each individual, and it was a terrific 15 minutes after half time where we got the goals.

"We could have had more after that, could have killed the game off. Millwall's late goal is frustrating because Remi (Matthews) deserved a clean sheet, the whole team did.

"But after last week, getting beat at Swansea with two men sent off, it was one of the quietest coach journeys I have been involved in for quite some time.

"The week we have had again, to respond again, the dream is well and truly alive."

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