Sheffield Wednesday’s players were left “deflated” after blowing a one-goal lead against promotion rivals Bolton Wanderers. A point-blank shot from Victor Adeboyejo denied the League One leaders a sixth successive win.
Adeboyejo’s goal in the 36th minute canceled out Lee Gregory’s first opening goal. The Wanderers controlled the second half for long stretches, but lacked quality in the top final third and opened up the worst defense in the division. The visitors, however, had a big shout out of their penalty being denied when Dion Charles appeared to be pushed into the box by Aden Flint. Wednesday survived that scare and came close to picking up a late winner, but Liam Palmer fired a shot just over the crossbar after Fisayo Dele-Bashiru pushed him.
Speaking after the game to BBC Radio Sheffield, midfielder Will Vaulks said: “It’s a bit flat in there (the dressing room). At the moment, we’re a bit down. We’ve gotten used to winning games and possibly playing a bit better than what we we did tonight.
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“But I think when the dust settles and the 20 minutes we were there (in the locker room) at the end, we realized it was a good point and it keeps the unbeaten streak going.”
“You can’t win every football game, but it shows that our mentality is to do that, so when you come up a little short and get a point, sometimes you can get a little bummed out.”
Vaulks believes the Owls had “the best chances and tested their goalkeeper a bit more”. “He (James Trafford, Bolton goalkeeper) made a good save early in the first half and a good one in the second half,” the Welsh international said.
“But, to be fair, a draw was probably a fair result. They probably had the majority of possession. We’ll take it (the point) and move to Tuesday. Now there are games every three or four days, so you don’t have time to live”.