IAN Evatt was left biting his tongue after Wanderers fought back to secure a point in a dramatic home game against Charlton Athletic.

The Bolton boss insisted he was proud of his players after they twice came back from a goal down against the Addicks.

Defensive sloppiness had contributed to their own lead being blown, Victor Adeboyejo’s opener scrubbed out by Thierry Small and Lloyd Jones before the half-time break.

Wanderers fought back to level through Paris Maghoma but then conceded a controversial third to Daniel Kanu.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson levelled again but Charlton’s third left a bad taste in the mouth for Evatt, who felt referee Ross Joyce should have stopped the game for a head injury to Josh Dacres-Cogley.

“I’ll try not to get myself into trouble,” he said. “I think first half it was bitty. There were parts that were good, parts that weren’t.

“Second half was better, much more like us. When you score three goals at home you should win the game and we conceded two really poor ones.

“The third was one crazy. I don’t understand it, even though I spoke to the officials.

“It feels like the world is going against us at the moment, to be honest – decisions, suspensions, injuries. We have lost four key members of our team: The captain, our goalkeeper, our leading scorer and George Thomason, who has done really well this season.

“If you take those four players that mean that to us out of any team in the country then you are struggling.

“I am really proud of the players to still be showing that resilience and be fighting, then showing the quality we did second half. We didn’t win today but we are also not losing. Not many teams with the outcome I just mentioned, would be able to march forward but we are managing to do that.”

Evatt is currently defending an FA charge after being sent off in last weekend’s game at Northampton Town for using abusive language towards official Jeremy Simpson.

He felt wronged once again after Charlton’s third goal, especially as referee Joyce twice stopped the game to allow visiting keeper Harry Isted to get treatment in the latter stages.

Speaking of Dacres-Cogley’s incident, he said: “He has clearly landed on his head, he was clearly holding his head. He is down on the floor and we know the impact of head injuries and how serious they can be.

“The referee has told me he sat up. I watched the footage back because I had the benefit after the game and he didn’t, at any stage. The ball fell in the vicinity where Josh would be and a few ricochets later it was in the back of our net.

“It is baffling considering what happened with their goalkeeper at the end. It doesn’t matter if it is a head injury or not, it is not a head injury, so it is contradictory to what we saw earlier in the game.

“And it isn’t just that, there were so many things. I am trying my hardest and fighting with myself not to criticise officials but I have clearly heard bad language used towards and directed towards officials today and there was no punishment. Last week I got sent off for something which was completely different to that.

“That is why I am frustrated, it feels like the world is against us, even though I know it isn’t.

“We have to just keep our heads down and keep marching forwards.”