Morais Delivers Bolton A Point At Millwall
Bolton picked up their first point of the season, coming back from behind to earn a draw at Millwall.
After a goalless first half, where Bolton were solid without being spectacular, Milwall started to threaten more and they went ahead. The home side managed to string a few passes together, and George Saville made a run through the 18-yard-box and managed to poke the ball past Mark Howard.
Wanderers then had to change things, and Filipe Morais got his first league action of the season, replacing Mark Little. We could have been 2-0 down quite easily, but Mark Beevers was able to head a difficult shot from Steve Morison off the line.
Then came the equaliser. Gary Madine was pulled down just outside the area, and Morais needed no opportunity to place the ball into the top corner, where Jordan Archer couldn`t reach it.
If any team were to win it though, it would have been Millwall, with Mark Howard making a few more saves before the afternoon was up. But it is a first point of the season, and at this early stage we`re in 15th, which isn`t too bad a position.
It was a far better defensive performance, the wing backs still offered very little, which changed when Morais replaced Little, but the centre-backs all put in good performances. Going further forward, we struggled, Madine winning a free kick for the equaliser but doing little else, while Adam Le Fondre couldn`t get in the game. Aaron Wilbraham and Adam Armstrong both came on to replace the starting duo, but neither could make a real impact.