Bolton Wanderers scorer Alex Baptiste knew goal would come against Yeovil
ALEX Baptiste is uncomfortable at the thought of leading the Wanderers goal-scoring charts but he feels a point is the least his side deserved against Yeovil.
Things threatened to turn ugly when Adam Bogdan’s error gifted Ed Upson the opening goal with just 11 minutes left on the clock but a mixture of application and blind panic seemed to get the Whites back on level terms.
Baptiste’s 92nd-minute header was his third goal of the season but the defender has no aspirations for the Golden Boot.
“It’s not really where I want to be,” he shrugged. “But we had so many chances, one had to go in.
“We’d battled back well after the goal. We just have to keep plugging away and it will come.
“The second half was tough. It was a mistake that gave them a lead but the response shows we are still fighting and that’s a good sign.”
Baptiste backed up his manager’s opinion that injuries to Jay Spearing and Marc Tierney in the second half disrupted Wanderers’ flow.
“We must have been down to 10 men for a good 20 minutes of the second half,” he said. “We didn’t really get going and you could sense things were getting nervous because it seemed like a long time that they had been in the ascendancy.
“But we battled back really hard for one another and I think we could have won it in the end.”