Date: 1st April 2017 at 10:48pm
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Bolton’s day in front of a bumper crowd didn’t really go to plan in the end as they were held to a goalless draw by Chesterfield. But perhaps more importantly, with Fleetwood losing Wanderers still increased the gap over third place to seven points.

The crowd was higher today than that of three of the Premier League games (at Burnley, Watford and Hull) and eight of the 11 Championship games. Unfortunately they couldn’t go home celebrating a win. Chesterfield, as is their prerogative, opted to play for a draw, which still is odd if you’re 10 points adrift of safety but their plan worked well. Mark Howard even had to make a good save from Dan Gardner and Kristian Dennis thankfully couldn’t follow up with the rebound.

We had our chances later on. Parkinson made two subs, the second quite attacking as James Henry replaced Dean Moxey, but they couldn’t get that crucial goal. Darren Pratley was denied on a couple of occasions, Adam Le Fondre was also denied twice, as was David Wheater on one occasion.

We have six games left, four away. Given our ability to be better against teams that come out a bit, that might help us actually. At the end of the day, Walsall aside, when was our last really good league performance at home?

It’s ours to throw away. We’re still in a brilliant position.

 

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