Sheffield Wednesday vs Bolton Wanderers

On the back of two consecutive League 1 wins and a Bolton Wanderers 4 Liverpool 1 scoreline photographed for the memoirs, the White Army was on the move again, over the Pennines to face the Owls at Hillsborough, a famous stadium which has seen better times and tragedy of course, particularly the outdated and crammed Lepping Lane end for visitors. Many fans found welcoming stopping off points en-route as we did at the Old Red Lion at Grenoside, where the excellent gammon and chips gave me plenty of ballast for the day ahead.
Confidence was high that we could get a result against Sheffield Wednesday as recent visits have made Hillsborough a happy hunting ground for us. Who can forget Liam Trotter’s goal in 2016? As expected, Ian Evatt went with an unchanged team and a strong looking bench again. We could have and should have scored in the first minute as we set out to dominate this match. By all counts, we dominated this match except for the crucial statistic of goals. Somehow, we managed to lose this match and received another painful lesson in that if you do not score, you are not going to win matches. We can point to some debateable, dubious and downright dodgy refereeing at vital times, but the bottom line is that we must be more ruthless in front of goal and put our chances away. We have not lost any match this season that we have scored in, and all our defeats have been to nil. I am still scratching my head as we are not far off the top goal scorers in this League. Our performance was good, and we created lots of chances again today. Sheffield Wednesday did get stuck in, particularly in the second half and rattled us a bit, but we still should have got something from this match.
We cannot change the result, so it is on to next match against the high-flying Wigan Athletic in the pasty-pies derby. It should be a terrific match in front of another large crowd at the Unibol. Things are building up nicely for the Charity match for MND on November 14th as Bolton legends sign up to play. It will be great to see the likes of Ivan Campo, Gudni Bergsson, Stelios, Henrik Patterson, Kevin Davies, John McGinley and many more returning to grace the Unibol stadium once more.