bwfc.co.uk rounds up manager, player and local press post-match reaction after Wanderers' Emirates FA Cup victory over the Mariners
Wanderers extended their winning run to seven games in all competitions with victory over Grimsby Town in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.
Rounding up the manager, player and local press' post-match reaction alike, bwfc.co.uk offers the final word on the match...
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Wanderers booked their place in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup with victory over Grimsby Town at Macron Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The deadlock was broken in the 20th minute of the encounter through Liam Trotter who nodded home from a corner for his second goal of the season.
The Mariners did push the Whites in the second period in a bid to force a replay, but their efforts were in vain as Bolton ran out winners.
It’s good to get the victory that we needed. I thought we could have scored more in the first half, but we didn’t take our chances.
In the second half, Grimsby have to be given credit for making it a real cup tie. We were careless in possession and we gave away the ball cheaply. However, when called upon, our defending was excellent.
We had suspensions and injuries to deal with so it has to be looked at as a terrific result.
It’s very much a collective effort with this team and today you saw two sides of us.
In the first half, we showed how good we can be at attacking and in the second half, we showed how solid we can be defensively under some pressure from them.
Certainly Bolton started off the better, hit the post after a few minutes, then the goal gives them a boost.
The last twenty minutes of the first half and the whole of the second half, I thought we played some terrific stuff. I really couldn't have asked for any more.
We played with spirit, pace and moved the ball well. I really, really couldn't have asked any more.
Wanderers edged out Grimsby Town in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup thanks to Liam Trotter's 20th minute header.
Phil Parkinson's side were definitely not at their best but thanks to an impressive second-half defensive display they take their place in the second round draw on Monday evening.
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