Bolton Wanderers (a) FA Premier Reserve League North
10 mins Sam Ameobi shot 1-0
Coach for the night, John Carver commented:
“We put bodies in the box and got the
ball forward a lot. We have to be happy, I have played in games like this
and coached a lot of them as well and if you have senior players in there
and you do not do things right you can finish up on the end of a hiding,
Trotters coach John Henry said that:
"I thought we were much improved from our previous performance against Aston Villa.
"In the first half we got pegged back and possibly allowed Newcastle a little bit too much room. We had one or two half-chances working the ball well in decent areas, but we didn't manage to get much possession of the football.
"At half-time we told the lads to press further up the field and I think that showed straight away. There was a better shape to the team and we had the midfielders pushing on and linking up well with the strikers. We looked good on the ball, deserved to score and were by far the better team in the second half.
"They obviously showed their quality and superior experience with two break away goals, and we maybe have to look at defending those kind of situations better because I thought that the scoreline somewhat flattered them.
"If we'd have managed to get a goal back at the right time in the second half it could have well been a different game."We've got to remember the calibre of some of the players we were coming up against.
"Our lads acquitted themselves well and we were really pleased with how we played in the second half, unfortunately that goal just didn't come.
"We showed flashes of the way we played in the second half of last season. At times we were moving the ball around wonderfully well and cutting Newcastle open. We now need to keep doing that and the results will come, I'm sure of that."