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|Oldham Athletic v Salford City Your Report added at 17:07:14
I thought we were unlucky not to be ahead in the first half. Before their goal Bolton hadn't threatened at all. Kevin Davies was his usual fouling self. As Warnock said in his post match interview, Davies was penalised 7 times, mainly for pushing, but didn't get booked - exactly when does foul play become persistent??
Their first goal was right out of the blue - a great strike by Cahill - but was given all the time in the world to steady himself and pick his spot. Where was the challenge on him??
The timing of the goal seemed to hit us badly and we never really recovered.
The second half saw Bolton come much more in to it - and they looked far stronger and fitter than us - something I'm surprised to see against us. OK, they may be physically bigger - but lots of our players seemed to be running on empty only after about an hour of the game. Did all the chaos of recent days affect their training?
The second goal was really soft and a real killer. After that heads went down. I don't think the anti-Briotore chants helped either.
Hill getting sent off was just plain stupid.
Was some encouraging signs in the first half - but second half was a mare. We need 3-4 new players at least (including a left and right back before the Everton game) if we are to be competitive at this level.