Bolton were held to a goalless draw with Colchester in their early Good Friday kick-off.
It was a poor result, in a game that would we have been looking at, maybe not a guaranteed three points, but certainly a game we would be big favourites to win. In the end, it didn’t happen, while we didn’t face a single shot on target all afternoon, we didn’t do anything at the other end ourselves. The first half was fairly pedestrian, and the second half was even more pedestrian.
Ian Evatt said his attacking players were ‘below par’ – that would be a fair assessment, with Kieran Lee and the two centre-backs being the best performers on the day. Some would also argue we had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside, but particularly after the break we didn’t do enough offensively.
Colchester had to dig in and defend, and while it was annoying to watch, they’re entitled to do that and it’s up to us to find a way to unlock that, the Barrow game was similar but we managed to pop up with a late winner that day. It was a poor result, but going in there and saying we’re hopeless and awful like some were online is a bit much, it is after all the first home game we haven’t won since mid-January, we’re still on that massive unbeaten run, and to make it easier all the teams immediately below us went on to drop points, which left us in an automatic spot at the end of the day for the first time this season.
We were probably going to drop points at some stage, let’s just hope we’ve got it out of the way today and regroup from here.