Jackson’s Bolton verdict

Johnnie Jackson was left to rue the nature of the goals his side conceded as Charlton fell to a first league reverse in five at Bolton Wanderers.

Dion Charles punished Akin Famewo’s error to fire the hosts ahead early on and although Chuks Aneke emerged from the bench to restore parity 14 minutes from time, Will Aimson headed home Aaron Morley’s set-piece to condemn the Addicks to defeat.

“I’m disappointed to lose,” Jackson told CharltonTV. “The goals we’ve given away are poor, it’s really disappointing. Another set-piece at the end there… it’s a needless foul to give away, but when you give it away you’ve got to defend your box. 

“The first goal was obviously an individual error as well. I feel like we’ve given them two goals rather than them having to work from it, so to lose a game to that is obviously disappointing.

“We started the game well, away from home, against a team in form,” the boss continued. “I thought our shape was good for 10 minutes, we kept the crowd quiet, we had a foothold in the game and then we gave them a goal. Obviously then their tails were up and we’ve half got to chase it. 

“Even then, in the first-half, I didn’t think there was anything between the sides; they’re at home, they had a bit more possession but it was in front of us, it was where we wanted them to be. I didn’t feel like we were in any danger, but obviously they’ve got a one-goal lead so it’s easier for them and not as easy for us.”

Two substitutes combined for the Addicks’ leveller as Scott Fraser dug out a pinpoint centre for Aneke to nod home, though Jackson was naturally frustrated to see that yield nothing. 

“We’ve scored a really good, well-worked goal with two subs combining,” said the gaffer. “I’m pleased for those two lads that they’ve come on and impacted it - that’s what you want your substitutes to do.

"But it should be to get us a point or to go on and win all in there, he added. "In the end it’s for nothing so that’s disappointing.”

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