Bolton’s spiral towards an inevitable relegation continued yesterday as they were beaten at home by Wycombe Wanderers.
Toto Nsiala’s 44th-minute own goal helped ease Gareth Ainsworth’s side towards their first league away win since November, with a second-half penalty seeing the result through. Remi Matthews brought down Fred Onyedinma and Joe Jacobson bagged his ninth goal of the season with the spot-kick just after the hour mark.
The Trotters competed well in the first half with both Daryl Murphy and Ethan Hamilton seeing long-range efforts saved by Ryan Allsop. They weren’t dominant though, David Wheeler, Paul Smyth and Onyedinma all going close in an end-to-end encounter.
The result means Bolton are 19 points from safety and relegation to the bottom tier looks almost inevitable, for the first time in three decades.
Despite their off-field problems, fans have begun to turn on former Rochdale boss Keith Hill the current incumbent of the Trotters job. He’s been unable to close the gap on Southend, with the pair enduring torrid seasons.
Social media was awash with criticism after the game, much of it directed at the manager, as you’ll see below.
Mad as a hatter
— Andy Smith (@SmithAndy_4) February 15, 2020
Didn’t give up? Listened for 2 minutes and turned it off. More verbal diarrhoea.
— Oliver (@OllieLR92) February 15, 2020
Not my job to go in and shout at the player's
Your the manager
When they play shite tell them
— Jonathan kay (@Bigjohnny58) February 15, 2020
No point in me beating on players??? You've been doing it from day one. Do everyone a favour and clear your desk, you have lost the changing room and the fans. The club is too big for you Keef, know your onions??? We'll sell fruit & veg you turnip
— Baz Barlow (@bazzab1984) February 15, 2020
Misguided decision making?? Isn’t the organisation your job Keith? #bwfc
— Gary S Jackson (@gsjacksonlaw) February 15, 2020
what’s he on about not criticising players. He literally had a go at the under 23s this morning 🤔
— Colbie Eckersley (@colbiebwfc77) February 15, 2020
Guy's a lunatic. He's actually got a half decent squad for League 1 but is getting them playing worse than the kids (no disrespect meant to them!). He's lost the dressing room, and lost the fans. I was all for 'give him time/relegated anyway blah blah' but he needs to go #bwfc
— Miss Devoted White (@DevotedWhite) February 15, 2020
Also he says the opposition put a defensive player on and we needed to go over or around and the players need to learn that we'll can't he dictate that from the sidelines ffsk ..nah not having any of this sounds like a bag of excuses
— Joe 90 (@tonyjoe90) February 15, 2020