Bolton Wanderers midfielder, Andrew Tutte was one of many Wanderers players left reeling from Saturday’s slender 1-0 defeat to Crawley Town at the University of Bolton Stadium.
In a dominant 25-minute spell from the hosts, the likes of Eoin Doyle, Nathan Delfounso, Harry Brockbank all came close to opening the scoring for the whites.
“It was a hard one to take,” Tutte told bwfc.co.uk post-match. “They scored first, and there was only one winner in that game, even though we had a lot of great chances in the last 25 minutes, it was just one of them days.
On reflection, Tutte admits that his side were very unfortunate not to come away from the match without a point, at the very least.
“It felt in the game, they are gone, even though they were one-goal up. They were physically gone and it’s just one of those days, on another day, we’d go and win that game. 4-1. But, we can’t dwell on it now, we have a ten-day break and we’re looking forward to getting back to Euxton now and kick-start our season.”
”We had three shots on target last week, at Carlisle. They had three shots on target today and scored one and won the game. I think, looking at the stats, we’ve had over 25 shots, without scoring, so we can’t dwell on it, we just need to move on.”
Despite playing so well and creating several great passages of play, Tutte honestly admits that, ultimately you get punished at this level if you don’t take your chances.
“That’s just part and parcel of football, we’re going to have games where, maybe the opposition do that us, and we sneak a one-nil and there’s nothing better, but we’ll get back on the training ground on Monday, and hopefully, with 25 games left now, if we go on a decent run, what’s there to say that we can’t make the play-offs.”