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We deserved all three points says Adams

9 March 2022

Manager Derek Adams says the Shrimps’ performances against Bolton Wanderers was excellent and deserved all three points.

The Trotters stole a point as Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s last-grasp strike cancelled out Cole Stockton’s first-half opener, and Adams says it was a strong showing by his side on Tuesday night. 

“I thought the performance was excellent, we played really well, created some really good openings, and I thought it was a strong performance from the whole team tonight,” he said. 

“Defensively we limited Bolton Wanderers to very few opportunities and we created some really big moments in the game, I think the goal we got through Cole Stockton came through our press with Adam Phillips, who was magnificent. 

“[Dylan] Connolly, ran his socks off and so did the three players in midfield and Stockton up top, the defenders showed really good shape, in the end I thought we deserved the three points.”

Question marks will be asked of referee Christopher Sarginson who failed to point to the spot for a foul on Connolly by Ricardo Santos, and Adams was left bewildered by the referee’s decision-making on the night. 

He added: "We should have gone 2-0 ahead, we had a number of chances and a stonewall penalty not given at 1-0, I think that the referee has to see that it is a penalty-kick and he doesn’t give it.

“The linesman on the side doesn’t give it and I don’t know if they thought that they would have to send the player off because he was sliding in, because it is a really bad challenge from their player. 

“Connolly is in full momentum, takes the ball past him and gets wiped out, I don’t understand why the penalty hasn’t been given, a lot of decisions didn’t go for us, and I think that Bolton Wanderers got a lot of decisions their way for whatever reason.”

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