Post-Match: Hill on Bolton's Defeat at Coventry City

  • February 08, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Keith Hill felt Bolton were worthy of a point from their trip to Coventry City but admits players must be held 'accountable' for mistakes which contributed to defeat.

After falling behind to a 3rd-minute opener from Amadou Bakayoko, Wanderers drew level 13 minutes from time when Dennis Politic volleyed home a Chris O'Grady cross from close range.

Maxime Biamou struck in the final minute of normal time to give the Sky Blues all three points, however, and Hill admits mistakes need to be cut out of his team's game despite an otherwise encouraging display.

"It was very cruel," Hill told OfficialBWFC on YouTube. "I stood here disappointed with the manner in which we conceded both goals and the timing.

"We didn't start the game brightly but then we grew into it. I thought the last 15 minutes of the first-half we got a foothold.

"When you are competitive and you're in a duel, you've got to be coming out with the ball and I think we gave it away far too much in the first half.

"We were quite passive in the way that we played. We weren't aggressive and I think once we got an aggression to our game we started running hard and I thought we found ourselves with some good opportunities.

"Dennis (Politic) had an outstanding opportunity in the first half and it was a great save by the goalkeeper.

"The result has got away from us but I'm encouraged by the performance, desire, aggression in the second half and the way that we played. But we have to be accountable and responsible for the mistakes we've made for both goals."

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