Port Vale boss Andy Crosby felt his side gave away a couple of “poor goals” during their 2-0 defeat at Wanderers.

Dion Charles and Carlos Mendes Gomes were on target either side of half time as the Whites booked their spot in the last 16.

Dan Nlundulu also had a penalty saved by Jayson Leutwiler late on. The striker’s initial effort went in but he was ordered to retake it by referee Matt Corlett.

Crosby was frustrated with his side’s lack of organisation and insists teams like Bolton will always find a way to take advantage.

“Really disappointed with the manner of the first goal,” he told the club’s YouTube channel. “We prepared for this game and knew what they want to do from goal kicks and static balls.

“You have to get your organisation spot on and we didn’t. If you have not got the concentration and the detail to get the job done right against a team who want to play like that, you are going to suffer.

“The first goal is a consequence of not getting the press right and we find ourselves behind quite early. It was probably a first half that they dominated.

“We came out after the second half with more energy and intent, and we had a couple of opportunities.

“But then we give another poor goal away where we get ran off between the wing-back and wide centre-back.

“They are a really good side who went strong tonight because of them not playing on Saturday. We gave opportunities to some players and some obviously haven’t taken those.”

Wanderers are back in League One action on Monday night when they head to Fratton Park to take on promotion rivals Portsmouth in front of the TV cameras.

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