Bolton Wanderers secured a vital win yesterday as they beat Millwall to reduce the gap to safety to five points.
With all that went on during the week, remember, the players still hadn’t been paid, it would be fair to assume this would have affected them, but I was one of those certainly proved wrong as the team found their goal scoring boots in the second half.
There were a number of candidates for Man Of The Match, but both goalscorers could be included in that conversation. Pawel Olkowski and Gary O’Neil were the ones to score, a good finish from the Polish full-back just after the break followed by O’Neil’s run and finish, both exploiting Millwall’s left.
Remi Matthews was great once again, although he was unable to prevent Lee Gregory striking late to make it a nervy finish, and also extend Bolton’s wait to win a league game by more than a single goal – something we haven’t done since beating Cardiff 2-0 in December 2017.
Callum Connolly and Joe Williams partnered in midfield and both did well, providing a bit of bite into that part of the park. But as much as Bolton played well, and they did, Millwall looked poor, and it would be of no surprise if they go down with us. Or preferably, without us.
There was a minute’s silence on 33 minutes to mark the anniversary of the Burnden Park disaster. Usually, I’m not a fan of the number applause thing, but this was a good thing to do in the failure of the club not bothering to do anything pre-match.