So, yesterday wasn’t great. Bolton Wanderers have now gone six games without scoring for the first time in the clubs’ history. As well as that, Wanderers have lost all those six games. We’re rock bottom, with just two points from nine games.
Anyway, so on to who was the Man of The Match during yesterday’s disastrous 3-0 defeat to Brentford FC.
Really, nobody deserves the moniker of MOTM. It was a gutless, lethargic and completely disappointing performance. But what can you expect from a squad devoid of real Championship quality.
Two players could claim MOTM of the 14 that played yesterday. The best outfield player was Gary Madine. Without doubt our best player so far this season, Madine was lively in the first half and could have put Wanderers ahead early on, but Daniel Bentley was on hand to deny him at the far post.
Madine would later go close with a shot that struck the post, before trying a lobbed effort from distance which Bentley comfortably tipped over the bar.
For me, the MOTM was undeniably Ben Alnwick. The goalkeeper, back from injury, couldn’t do anything for the three Brentford goals. They were all genuine wonder goals, the sort that any goalie would struggle to keep out.
Alnwick gets MOTM for making 7/8 saves, as without them, it could have been a much more humiliating day for Wanderers.