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Match Report: Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday

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0-0 Lets all be happy guys

Charlie Crowhurst

Bolton Wanderers have their first clean sheet of the season and the vote between fans is split.

Yes we're still in the bottom 3, and yes we've not registered a win to date since the season began. However the positive that fans should enjoy from todays match at the Macron Stadium is that our back four have kept a clean sheet and shown true spirit to hold on when lets face it WE WERE GETTING DESTROYED!

But at the end of the day it's the result that will hit the Bolton Evening News and the 1 point that will help us during a difficult time. Right now we're looking for a solution to the problems in the team, and in this period of uncertainty any points to keep us in a stable position is good enough for me. Especially when a clean sheet is involved.

So lets get down to business.

Bolton offered little up front today in a side that started Joe Mason up front as a lone striker. Now personally I'm a massive fan of Craig Davies and I think my suspicions that Mason is a poor choice as a solo front man were confirmed today. Masons hold up play and ability to link up with attacking midfielders in order to create opportunities is simply not up to the same standard as Davies', and the single shot we had on target is the evidence I would like to present.

Andy Lonergan, Bolton's man of the match, did have to pick the ball out of his net on the 19th minute after Stevie May's strike. However referee Haines blew his whistle for a foul in the build up much to the delight of the attending Bolton fans.

Wednesday also squandered 24 (yes I said 24) shots on goal to take the lead throughout the game, however as I've said already a result is what I ask for and that was what was delivered.

As for Dougie Freedman, the words he had to say on the matter were as follows:

"I thought the performance was good and we were very brave on the ball. But we could have created one or two more opportunities and that was what was lacking from our performance.

"They asked a lot of questions of us defensively but I thought we coped very well. Did we do enough to win the game? Probably not.

"But I don't think we deserved to lose. We came up against a very good team, especially away from home."

These comments are fair and I completely agree with what he has to say. So that's it, roll on Rotherham and lets be happy with another point on the board COYWM!!!