WANDERERS (3-4-1-2)



The toughest part of his night was to sprint for a George Thomason back-pass that threatened to go out for a corner. Nice and easy for a debut.


Quite bright in possession for the first 30 minutes of the game and saw plenty of the ball. Effectiveness lessened as the night went on.


Not exactly stretched, defensively, but on the rare occasions that Barrow looked to break his awareness, pace and strength were such an important insurance policy.


Saw more of the ball than anyone else and worked quite well with Ashworth down the left. Nearly grabbed himself an early goal too.


Not quite as influential as he had been at the weekend but did not waste the ball and put in a couple of decent crosses from the right.


You can see he really wanted to use this opportunity to further his case for a start on Saturday and he tried more than most to keep the tempo high.


Electric for the first 25-30 minutes but lost charge after that. A young man with a lot of promise who will have to learn how to handle these occasions.


Great attitude and edged out Thomason for MOM. Got the goal but also proved Bolton’s chief outlet on the night.


Had he converted the big chance of the first half then maybe the shackles would have come off? Flashes of promise but still a work in progress, perhaps?


Won the free kick that led to the goal and did at least give Wanderers a strong central focus in the opening 45 minutes.


Crowded out a little bit despite being in the thick of Bolton’s best moves of the first half. Still feeling his way.

Subs: Charles 6, 63 (for Jerome), Morley 73 (for Maghoma), Dempsey 73 (for Gomes), Adeboyejo 73 (for Nlundulu), Jones 84 (for Forrester).

Not used: Baxter, Sheehan, John, Williams.

Tactics – 6/10: Evatt could hardly have charged his side with more attacking players than he did but the execution, particularly in the second half, became too slow and cumbersome, meaning Barrow could continue to hunker down. The Bolton boss is entitled to have asked more from the players who came off the bench.

Barrow (3-5-2): Farman; Feely, Ray, Canavan; Duffus, Gotts, White, Campbell, Foley; Warren, Tiensia.

Subs: Spence 65 (for White), Garner 65 (for Campbell), Acquah 80 (for Duffus), Worrall 80 (for Feely), Newby 80 (for Tiensia).

Not used: Lillis, Bray, Reeve, Etaluku.

Referee: Anthony Backhouse 7/10 – No complaints on a relatively simple night for the officials. Stuck to the rules on timed added on for substitutions and gave out yellow cards for the infringements that referees have been instructed to crack down on, like standing over the ball at a free kick. Players have to learn fast.

Attendance: 4,871