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Ratings: Carlisle United 3-3 Bolton Wanderers

Liam gives his verdict on Boxing Days draw

Carlisle United v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League Two Photo by Dave Howarth - CameraSport via Getty Images

Following Bolton’s dramatic equaliser against Carlisle United on Saturday, Liam had a tough time on his hands as he rated the Wanderers’ individual performances following a game which was affected more by the weather than anything else.

Matt Gilks 5

Poor mistake on the first goal, the Wanderers goalkeeper was probably hampered by the wind and misjudged the flight of the ball. Felt as though we didn’t stand up to tough conditions and as the leader of the Wanderers defence, he takes more responsibility than most.

Peter Kioso 7

Best player on the park for once again for Bolton. Kioso always makes a real difference when he is playing and he allowed us to get up the pitch in the first half when the conditions were against us. A late red card was disappointing as he’ll now miss Tuesday’s game with Morecambe.

Alex Baptiste 4

Really struggled and it was a shame to see as I have been a big fan of Baptiste in that position over the last couple of months. There is no doubt conditions were tough in the first half but the game could have been won in that period, had we not had too much to do after the first half. It may be time for some rotation at the back

Ricardo Santos 5

He really needs to start games better but I admired his resilience and he grew into the game

Ryan Delaney 5

Like his teammates at the back, struggled with the conditions first half.

Gethin Jones 6

A consistent performer on whichever side he is placed for Bolton but struggled to find space higher up the pitch in this particular game against one of his former sides. May get a chance in his preferred right sided defender position on Tuesday with the suspension of Kioso

Andrew Tutte 6

A weather-affected game made for a tough return from injury for the midfielder but played his part in cutting out Carlisle opportunities. A home game against his former club on Tuesday will be a relishing prospect for Tutte

George Thomason 7

Looked a lot more comfortable in a slightly more advanced role. Struggled with the wind for his longer range passing but his advancing runs into the box both got Bolton back into the game with a crucial goal before the break and also nearly provided a dramatic winner.

Antoni Sarcevic 5

Didn’t have the impact he would like in the first half and seemed to over compensate for large parts of the second. When the chips were down though, he was in and around the action as Bolton looked to force themselves a result.

Nathan Delfouneso 6

Fonz thrives on being able to run at defenders and the opportunities for him to do this on Saturday were few and far between. Took up a great position to get his goal and give Bolton a chance of an unlikely point. Been a good goalscoring return so far this season

Eoin Doyle 6

Saturday was a game in which I genuinely felt sorry for Bolton’s main goal threat as he was feeding on scraps for most of the game. To Doyle’s credit, he identified the difficulties Bolton had in getting the ball forward and dropped deep to help.


Lloyd Isgrove 7

Heavily involved in the final periods of the game as Bolton staged their dramatic comeback. If he is to be successful at Bolton, he needs a run in the side, he is still sizing up his teammates and getting his eye in.

Reiss Greenidge 6

Seemed a strange sub when made but made an impact striding forward, may have staked his claim for a start on Tuesday

Brockbank N/A

Late sub as Bolton settle on a draw following Kioso’s red card