Ian Evatt labels Stockport County FA Cup loss the ‘worst’ during his t…

Bolton Wanderers were dumped out of the FA Cup this evening after a first round replay 5-3 loss at the hands of National League side Stockport County.

Wanderers took the rule early on when Elias Kachunga put them ahead early on, and their rule was doubled when Ash Palmer puit by his own net.

Paddy Madden halved the deficit from the penalty identify, before Amadou Bakayoko restored Bolton’s two-goal advantage, though Scott Quigley netted before the break.

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Palmer scored at the right end before complete-time to take the tie into additional time, before Quigley and Ollie Crankshaw hit to dump a dismal Wanderers out of the competition.

After the game, a very disappointed Ian Evatt spoke to the media and here’s his initial reaction to the loss.

What was the most disappointing aspect of that?

“All of it. From minute one, already though we took the rule, to minute 120, we were outplayed, outfought, outbattled, out ran.

“We’ve had some low points during my time, but I would say that’s the worst we’ve played during my spell at the club. It’s not permissible and they deserved it, credit to them.”

Is that the worst moment you’ve had since you were the Bolton manager?

“Yeah, absolutely. These things hurt, the night, the event, the fact that it’s on national TV, we’ve let everybody down. We just weren’t at it and people talk about old school and new school, modern day, old times, but the game hasn’t changed.

“It hasn’t and unless you run, fragment, fight as the basics and bare minimum, you will get beat and we can concentrate on about pass detail, rotation, technical locaiongs, playing out from the back and all that nonsense at times, you have to run and fight and fragment and tonight we didn’t do that well enough.”

Have the players let you and the supporters down?

“Yeah. I’m their leader so I’m included in that, it’s not about me, it’s about us all letting the club down and we’ve had a wonderful weekend and a great win on Friday, and today, that’s left a bitter taste so we haven’t got time to sulk.

“We haven’t got time to worry and overthink, we just need to be better and that starts on Saturday with a very, very tough away fixture.”



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