Post-Match: Evatt on Bolton's Draw with Morecambe

  • March 09, 2022 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Ian Evatt admits their draw against Morecambe was a case of two points dropped, although he believes the point could prove vital at the end of the season.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson came off the substitutes' bench to score in the fourth minute of stoppage time, cancelling out Cole Stockton's first-half opener to ensure the game ended all-square at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Speaking after the game, Evatt refused to be critical of his players - pointing to their 80% possession statistic - although he admits they need to do more in order to avoid the pitfalls of going behind against teams fighting against relegation.

"We've had 80% possession and 25 shots," Evatt told OfficialBWFC on YouTube.

"In the first-half, in particular, I thought some of our football was breathtaking and the game should really have been dead and buried.

"We missed some really critical chances and we can't afford to do so against teams like that, who are going to come and park the bus. We still created a lot and didn't take them.

"Then the first goal becomes really important and if not, and the score stays at nil, then second-half they become fatigued and we break their spirit but we then made things really difficult for ourselves by giving the goal away just before half-time through a poor mistake and then we've got an uphill climb.

"We gave them some more energy, more belief and then we've had to work really hard to get ourselves an equaliser. It would have been a travesty had we not done that so it feels like two points dropped, but you never know it could be a big point come the end of the season."

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