Phil Parkinson demands cutting edge after wasteful Bolton bailed out by own goal

Phil Parkinson demands cutting edge after wasteful Bolton bailed out by own goal

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson wants his team to be more ruthless in front of goal after they beat Swindon 1-0 at the County Ground.

The Trotters had gone seven league games without a win before an 86th minute own goal from Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill secured the three points.

It got worse for Swindon in stoppage time, when Raphael Rossi Branco was shown a straight red card for elbowing Lawrie Wilson.

Parkinson said: "I felt on the bias of play that we deserved to win. We had so many chances to kill the game off today and we weren't able to take them.

"We kept believing and stuck to our game plan and in the end we got our reward albeit with a little bit of fortune.

"I think the way we played we deserved something to go for us today.

"In the recent run we have been on we have had periods like we did today and dominated but failed to take our chances.

"We are back on track today. Everybody has stuck together in this period and the true test is when you don't have a good run and everyone has stuck together through that.

"I think a four- or five-nil victory for us is just around the corner. If we keep creating chances, we know the goals will come."

Bolton wasted multiple chances and winger James Henry could have scored a brace only to be denied twice from one-on-one attempts by the outstanding Lawrence Vigouroux.

Swindon's assistant manager Ross Embleton said: "It's very hard to take. I don't want to go down the line saying it was a wheels coming off type moment but it was damaging.

"It wasn't a convincing performance collectively and I felt that we defended the aerial threat we knew we were going to get quite well throughout the game.

"They had one or two moments where Lawrence kept us in it but I just felt we lacked that threat at the top end of the pitch today.

"It was a silly sending off by Raphael, you could see the frustration and it shows you that he has let it get to him and now foolishly he will miss three games.

"I felt we were a little bit scrappy and untidy with our possession which then didn't allow us to take the opportunities and chances.

"Lawrence has been absolutely fantastic, the saves that he made were outstanding. We can take a lot of positives from his performance."