BOLTON Wanderers manager Ian Evatt was left feeling frustrated after insisting that Eoin Doyle's strike in their goal-less draw with Colchester United should have stood.

Doyle turned the ball home after Gethin Jones had hit the woodwork in the first half of the 0-0 stalemate at the University of Bolton Stadium but was adjudged to have done so in an offside position.

Evatt said: "I'm a little bit frustrated, because I do feel we scored a legitimate goal.

"It's now become a point where a point at the stadium is a fantastic result for everyone and that's credit to the players and what they've achieved over these past few months.

"We need to be braver, we need to pick passes better in the final third but I do feel for them, because we had a goal ruled out that was clearly onside.

"He (the referee) said Gethin (Jones) was offside but Gethin was behind Nathan (Delfouneso) so he can't be.

"We've been on the rough end of that one but it is what it is.

"That first goal in the game would have made the game completely different to what it actually was.

"But credit to the opposition, who have come and executed their game.

"We became panicky and disjointed at times especially in the second half and we stopped believing for the first time in a while.

"We huffed and puffed and it looked like the goal wasn't going to come.

"Maybe for a couple of minutes towards the end, we started to get a head of steam up.

"We became disjointed and wobbled because of the opposition's spoiling tactics, in my opinion.

"We have to rise above that and be better than that.

"We had too many below par today, especially at the top end of the pitch.

"They're in the team to score goals and create chances and we didn't do it enough in the second half; first half, I had no issues with and we could have and should have been ahead.

"But the opposition aren't going to make it easy for us and they're entitled to play whichever way they see fit to get results.

"If that means playing for a draw from minute one, then credit to us for the team that we've become."

Evatt was also unhappy with what he viewed as time wasting from Colchester at times in the game.

The Bolton boss felt referee Ollie Yates might have done more to stamp it out.

"The time wasting just becomes a farce, really," said Evatt.

"You can waste time in the first half of games.

"I don't understand why officials have a completely different view in the second half, to the first half.

"It's still the game; it's still limits, in the game.

"They have to be all over it and if they don't, the opposition are going to keep pushing the boundaries until the referee stamps it out.

"He didn't stamp it out today."

Bolton have now gone 14 games without losing in League Two and climbed up to third spot in the table with the draw.

Evatt added: "It's another game unbeaten and we've won a lot of games in a short space of time and we've improved no end.

"For everyone of us that thought for the rest of the season that we were going to win every game and it was going to be easy and plain sailing well, that's not the Bolton Wanderers way and that's not this season.

"We're going to have challenges at times and we need to regroup, refresh, refocus and go to Newport and get a positive result on Monday."