Bolton scored two first half goals, coming from Liam Feeney and Zach Clough, to see off Wolves in our first victory of the 15/16 season. The second half was more competitive and Adam Le Fondre was brought down by Prince Desir Guano to concede the second penalty of the match, which was buried by fellow ex-wanderer Benik Afobe. A tense final twenty as Edwards smashed the side netting and Gary Madine placing the ball just white of the post when through on goal in the dying seconds.
It was inevitable that ALF would come back to haunt us but I imagine no one expected the blatant dives he took throughout the 90 minutes. He needed slapping down by the end, where's Super John? I still think he's a decent guy though, just trying to win by any means possible. Diving is not justified, just typical, which is sad.
A wanderers player who might be disappointed is Gary Madine, despite his flick on to set up Feeney for the first. His lack of form and confidence was epitomized when Clough took the penalty, losing his privilege.
The defence selection headache, or lack there of, intensified as Lawrie Wilson and Dean Moxey put in solid performances yet again to keep most danger at bay. Juan Casado and Francesco Pisano played in the Motherwell friendly in an effort to bring them to match fitness but I wouldn't fix what isn't broken. For the centre backs, Derik Osede's debut was a confident and excellent display and Prince, yet again, dealt with most that came his way. Stick or twist will be an interesting decision as Dorian Dervite's suspension will have been served.
Recent news implies that this will be Johan Mjallby's last game as assistant manager. Lennon's number two is set to leave the club for family reasons, not to be given a role in the Swedish national team set up. More as this story develops, as always, on the Lion of Vienna Suite.