Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt on ‘leg-breaker’ tackle at Lincoln

IAN Evatt claims Lincoln City defender Regan Poole should have observed crimson for a “leg-breaker” obstacle on George Johnston in Friday night’s 1-1 draw at the LNER Stadium.

The Wanderers manager was sad that referee Geoff Eltringham only punished Poole with a yellow card on a fractious night time which would later see yet another Imps gentleman, Joe Walsh, despatched off for two bookable offences.

Evatt reported his facet have themselves to blame for not taking three details from the video game, played for 50 percent an hour with a man benefit, pointing at an particularly inadequate very first half overall performance.

But he voiced his dissatisfaction at the behaviour of some Lincoln players and staff in what turned a heated contest.

“It is straightforward to start out blaming all the shenanigans that were happening with the opposition – it was absolutely nothing to do with us, we had been striving to defend our own players,” he explained.

“We have users of staff from the opposition hoping to get Conor Bradley despatched off, we had a genuinely reckless tackle to start with 50 percent which was a leg-breaker and George was incredibly fortunate not to be hurt. It must have been a purple card.

“I imagined at instances we just shed a little bit of handle of the video game but that is soccer.”

Eoin Toal scored his very first objective in English football to equalise Ben House’s early effort and hard work, heading home a corner from Aaron Morley.

The Northern Irishman, signed from Derry Town in the summer, was one of the highlights of a complicated night time for the Whites.

“It was a established participate in as effectively, which we can all rejoice,” Evatt stated. “We seemed a lot more threatening, Eoin was fantastic and he in distinct set in some excellent crosses in the 2nd fifty percent which we need to have attacked much better and scored.

“But, as I say, we didn’t win the sport simply because of the initially 50 percent, not the 2nd. I imagined just after 50 % time we showed what a fantastic facet we can be.”


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