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Immediate Reaction: Cambridge United 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers come from behind to claim a point

Cambridge United v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League Two Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images

A much improved performance by Wanderers today - as they came from behind to claim at point at league leaders Cambridge.

A huge talking point will be the decision to rule out Harry Brockbank’s goal for offside just after the start of the second half. From the only angle available on ifllow, Brockbank clearly looked onside & looked as if Wanderers had been robbed what would have been a beautiful opener.

The other main talking point from the game is Crellin’s huge mistake to hand Cambridge an easy lead. Iredale put in a cross from distance, which our young goalkeeper should have handled with relative ease. Instead, he’s ended up flapping at it and punching the ball into his own goal.

Thankfully the youngsters mistake didn’t cost Wanderers entirely, as Antoni Sarcevic finished off a fantastic Bolton move to level the score ten minutes before the end.

Time will tell whether Ian Evatt will opt to drop his number one goalkeeper. The fact that Evatt hasn’t even opted to have a goalkeeper on the bench shows how much faith he has in the England youth international. He has made a few errors in recent weeks & after today - it could be the right time to give our own youngster Alexander or the experienced Matt Gilks a run in goal.

Wanderers could also pursue the free agent market, though given how long it could take to get a player up to speed, that looks unlikely.

A huge positive today was our midfield. With Tutte back in the XI, the side look far better on the ball & our captain has flourished today, improving on his second half performance against Barrow in midweek. Sarce finished superbly to give Bolton a share of the spoils - a well deserved point when we did more than enough to win the game outright.

Ricardo Santos continues to be excellent in the centre of defence - neutralising Mullin completely.

The next win will come - hopefully against Bradford City back at the UNIBOL on Tuesday night.