Bolton failed to make ground on one of the lower-ranked teams in the division yesterday, but managed to snatch a point after coming back from behind twice to draw at home to Wimbledon.
Wanderers were hurt twice by the excellent finishing of Marcus Forss – who gave the away side the lead just before the break after Sonny Graham was caught out from our free kick, allowing for a clinical counter-attack. Forss would then give Wimbledon another lead after an initial effort was denied by Remi Matthews, but he had next to not time to stop the follow up.
On both occasions though, we would fight back, which was good to see after the capitulation at Accrington a fortnight ago. Wimbledon were fragile in the air, and that proved to yield both Bolton goals – Ronan Darcy, who made his first start for some time and played well, put in a great corner and Daryl Murphy kept up his scoring streak, then deep into stoppage time, after the allotted four minutes in fact, Joe Dodoo scored after the ball was kept alive and Thibaud Verlinden put in another great delivery.
At times we were poor though, and despite dominating the ball almost needed to go behind to get a reaction. Injuries aren’t helping, the midfield, give or take putting James Weir in rather than having him on the bench, picked itself. Darcy stepped up, to his credit, but Graham struggled, which can happen to a youngster. There’s no point having a go at him.
Results at the bottom largely went our way – nobody has gained any more of an advantage on us, but the gap is 15 points, albeit with two to three games in hand on those who could be roped in. While we on paper are in a run where we should be picking up points, we have one of the harder games all season next week when we play Peterborough away.