Dyche rues failure to see game out

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , sports writer

BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche felt his side were careless in letting a lead slip to leave the Reebok empty-handed on Saturday.

David Edgar headed the Clarets into a 55th-minute lead but goals from Whites subs Craig Davies and David Ngog exacted revenge for Wanderers for their opening day reverse at Turf Moor.

Dyche was naturally disappointed after feeling his side were in the comfort zone and frustrating the Reebok faithful before a lapse in concentration allowed Davies to stoop and head home a leveller on 66 minutes.

Dyche said: “We played some good stuff, we kept the ball and I think the frustration is the fact that after we scored we didn’t keep the ball.

“At 1-0 I thought the frustration (among Bolton’s fans) kicked in here and if we’d have dealt with the ball better and kept it better I think that would have only grown.

“I think the feel of the game was one where we generally had control of it – by no means total control, but certainly when we scored.

“We just let it get away from us with small details, but the small details change games. The main disappointment was just not dealing with the basics.

“The first goal was just simple basics, nothing special, just dealing with the ball properly, heading the ball and that’s not like us. The second one, to be fair, the shot from outside of the box could have gone anywhere and it lands to him (Ngog), but it was a very good finish.

“It was a close affair, generally.”

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