Coyle on target in win

16 November 2010 12:30
The boot was on the other foot for Bolton boss Owen Coyle on Monday night as he took to the field 15 years after his last start for Wanderers. Coyle's cameo appearance came in the Trotters' 2-0 friendly victory over Northern Irish side Cliftonville, and it was a successful one as he showed his strikers how it should be done by scoring the second goal. The 44-year-old played 68 minutes of the match, which marked the opening of Cliftonville's new synthetic pitch, and was heavily involved from the start. Coyle had a goal disallowed for offside before setting up Ivan Klasnic for the opener, and his moment of glory arrived in the 66th minute when he found the target with a clever chip. "It's always nice to score but if I talk about it too much I'll end up dragging myself into the office on Monday morning and offering myself a contract," Coyle told the Bolton News. The Scot's last start for Bolton came in a 2-1 victory over Blackburn in August 1995.

Source: PA