Coyle pleased to bounce back
Zola confident Watford will be competing for promotion
Last Updated: September 15, 2012 7:08pm
Owen Coyle: Thought the first half was very one sided against Watford
Bolton manager Owen Coyle was delighted with a 2-1 win over Watford which eased the pain of defeat by Hull City, while Gianfranco Zola felt hard done by.
Matt Mills headed Bolton into an early lead before Kevin Davies doubled the advantage, and they held on after Lloyd Doyley somewhat fortunately got a goal back.
And Coyle thought his side, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, were very good value for the win
"That was never a game of two halves," he said. "It should have been three, four nil."
"That was never a game of two halves. It should have been three, four nil"
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"In the second half we sat a bit deep and they scored a fluky goal.
"And because it was so one sided in the first half, Watford were always going to come back stronger in the second."
Coyle added: "We were all disappointed after the Hull game because it was a poor result.
"We know are capable of winning every game and the most important thing is that we did that today.
"If we can play like we did in that first half for 90 minutes, then I'm sure that this squad is capable of being up their at the business end of the season."
Meanwhile, manager Gianfranco Zola thought Watford deserved something out of the game - and he still expects them to be up there at the end of the season.
He said "I was disappointed that we didn't get a point at least. We had problems in the first half, they were a lot better than us and scored two goals.
"But the way we played in the second half, I think we deserved more.
"We tried until the end put it was a pity that we didn't get that second goal because it would have been justified.
"It's not a problem, though, because our team has changed so much from the start of the season.
"At the end of the day, this is a work in progress and we need to get everyone accustomed to how we play.
"We can't do miracles, we know we can lose games now but I have no doubt that this team is going to do well."