Bolton Wanderers 2 Charlton Athletic 1
Welcome to mid table of League One. This is where we are.
Dreadful game where Bolton exploited our defensive weaknesses and unenforced errors. I’ve said this for a while but Akin Famewo is one minute Franz Beckenbauer, one minute Frank Spencer.
This side is a long way from a few players short of promotion, this is a rebuild job. The plus points were Fraser, Chuks and Lavelle coming on to give us basis point for next season. Conversely there needs to be some seriously tough calls on some of the others.
Bolton have been on very good form, and I’d taken a draw, and when we got back into it through Chuks and a well worked goal, I hoped that we could shut up shop, yet we gave away a silly free-kick and they snatched the winner.
Interestingly Jacko changed our shape and we looked better for it in the 2nd half. It might have been the first time Jacko had changed the formation, and this was something positive to take away at least.
Also, I have to say we look a different proposition front and back without Ryan Inniss. The next 15 games are so vital for him and us.
30 games played now. The league table does not lie.
Jacko: “I’m disappointed to lose. The goals we’ve given away are poor, it’s really disappointing. Another set-piece at the end there… it’s a needless foul to give away, but when you give it away you’ve got to defend your box.”
Ian Evatt: “Two years ago, if you had said we would have done the double over Charlton Athletic I think everyone would have bit your hand off.”
Photo credit: Kyle Andrews.