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Bolton’s Win At Cheltenham Should Give Them Belief To Go Anywhere


We’ve not had a great season. We should have been higher up in the league than we are now.

Part of that reasoning is because of results like tonight. Results like tonight, and also like Cambridge away a couple of months ago, and maybe even Salford last month, where a loss seemed on the cards. But between those three matches, we’ve ended up with seven points from nine.

It’s proof we’re good enough on our day that we’re able to get a result anywhere in this league. We just haven’t performed often enough. It was a rearguard performance at times, but we had chances, a wayward header from long-throw merchant Ben Tozer let in Lloyd Isgrove, who had replaced Ali Crawford, but their goalkeeper made a good save. Eoin Doyle wouldn’t score tonight, but he had a chance shortly after Isgrove’s.

George Lloyd and Alfie May had chances for the hosts, while they also threatened from their long throws. If Ian Evatt had made such a point of bringing them up to get a reaction from his players, then it seems to have worked.

Then, in injury time, when a point would have been a decent result, it got a whole lot better. Isgrove’s corner wasn’t dealt with and Ryan Delaney managed to stab a volley home to give Bolton a huge win.

We’re back into the top half, three points off the play-offs once again. Can we now try and put another run together? Let’s hope so. A win tonight, away to a team that are still in the top three, should inject some confidence.

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