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Player Ratings: Exeter City 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

A good point against play off hunters or a disappointing stuttering display?

Exeter City v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League Two Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

I would have taken a point before the game and in my view Exeter City may feel a little unfortunate not to have beaten Bolton Wanderers having controlled more of the game. How do the ratings play out in this?

GK: Matt Gilks - 5

Exeter City v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League Two Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

Gilks had something of an odd game. He looked uncertain and gave away a couple of clear opportunities to Exeter. I don’t attach any blame to him for the goal and he made some decent saves to keep Exeter at the one goal. All in, he didn’t cost us but did not inspire confidence either.

LB: Harry Brockbank - 6

The youngster had a solid game. I do not remember any mistakes or any particularly stand out moments. He was solid and that is enough for me.

CB: Ricardo Santos - 4

The own goal many not have really been his fault. It was a decent ball across the box which defenders need to try and do something with. Just not that I guess. I do not remember him doing anything else wrong and generally he looked composed.

Hopefully he does not lose any confidence, but I cannot give someone who scored an own goal a better score.

CB: Ryan Delaney - 6

I don’t really remember Delaney doing anything. Probably not a bad thing for a centre back.

RB: Gethin Jones - 6

Maybe I am turning into a goldfish, but same as Delaney.

CM: Kieran Lee - 7

Looked by far Bolton’s best player in the first half. He just looked nice and composed with a little cutting edge. He disappeared in the second half but given how long it has been since he played that is understandable.

Hopefully he won’t have any set backs and picks up match fitness quickly. Looks a useful addition.

CM: Andrew Tutte - 6

He put a solid performance in at the heart of the midfield. His presence was clearly missed and he makes the side far more solid. Hopefully he can stay fit.

CM: Antoni Sarcevic - 5

The captain had an odd game. For half of it he looked off the pace in all terms. For a fair chunk of the second half though he was all over the pitch closing down and putting himself about.

Hopefully this is a one off where he looks a bit leggy and out of sync with the rest of the team.

LW: Nathan Delfouneso - 3

Exeter City v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League Two Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

What did he do? Not a good thing when you cannot remember an attacking players positive contributions. Rightly removed and maybe he needs a week off.

ST: Eion Doyle - 5

He had the best Bolton chance of the game which was saved/cleared off the line. Really thought he would put it away. His first touch when dropping deep was appalling all evening. It is the only other thing I remember from the game. Really bad.

RW: Lloyd Insgrove - 6

He looked lively in the first half, although there was no end product off it. Don’t remember him second half though. Hopefully with a few more games under his belt he will make a more consistent impact.

SUB: Arthur Gnahoua - 8

Came on as a sub and was by far Bolton’s best player. He did more in his cameo than many who have pulled on the white shirt in recent years have done in a season.

He grabbed Bolton’s equaliser and terrorised their defence a couple of times coming closest to adding a second as the game drew to a close. From the start next time please.

SUB: Ali Crawford - 7

After a few disappointing outings this season this was far better for me. He had an impact in the final third without feeling the need to shoot on sight and try little flicks the whole time. The start of a renaissance hopefully.