WANDERERS bowed out of the FA Cup at the first round stage for the first time in 30 years – but Keith Hill was determined to put the disappointment into context.

A first-half goal by ex-Bury man Callum McFadzean was enough to earn Ryan Lowe’s men their first win on Bolton soil since 1967.

Bolton huffed and puffed but failed to produce the sort of football which had got them on a three-game winning run, ending the match with 10 men on the pitch after Connor Hall pulled up with a hamstring injury.

“I think we were deservedly beaten,” said Hill. “They had our number.

“That’s the first performance I have looked at and thought it doesn’t really resemble over 90 minutes what we want in and out of possession.

“It’s disappointing but we’ve got to accept it and move on.

“I don’t think it’s a game-changer. It’s a cup game, and our priority has always been and will remain the league. But the performance leaves a little bit of a sour taste.

“For me it’s not a time to over-react. Maybe I’ll under-react, and try to understand and ask the players why performance levels dipped?

“Key performance levels dipped from key players in the side. I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus but they know themselves that it wasn’t good enough.”

Ryan Lowe said his team had fully deserved to book their place in the second round.

“I thought the best team won,” said the former Bury boss.

“Bolton have some good players, they are on a transition and trying to stay in the league.

“They are going to win more games than they lose. Overall though I thought we were the better team. It was a good performance and very good win. We had to dig in straight from the second half because they went from back to front quite quickly. But our lads withstood that and the overall performance was fantastic.”