BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Mark Davies (C) of Bolton Wanderers passes as Marlon King (L) and Jonathan Spector (R) of Birmingham City close in during the npower Championship match between Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers at St Andrews stadium on September 18, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Kevin Davies found Mark Davies running through the center of the park and played a well-weighted square ball to the midfielder. Mark Davies then slalomed through four Sheffield Wednesday defenders before hammering the ball into the back of the net with his weaker foot. It was a very good performance from Mark Davies, easily his best of the young season, after failing to impress (and often being anonymous) in his earlier appearances. His goal sealed Bolton's win for their first road points of the season.
Speaking to the official website following the match, Mark Davies said of his goal:
"The skipper did well to lay the ball to me. I then looked up and saw some space and thought ‘I'll have a little dribble and see where I go'. Then I was about 15 or 20 yards from goal and just shot with my left foot.
"I never seem to score with my stronger right foot!"
The midfielder also believes that things are finally clicking with Owen Coyle's squad:
"Before the game the gaffer just told me to play on the right and go and get as much of the ball as I could. I enjoyed playing in the position to be fair, because it allows me to have more freedom.
"Prior to the penalty, I didn't feel that at any point in the game we were going to concede because they never really put us under any constant pressure.
"I think that things are starting to fall into place and that soon we'll score a load of goals at once. We were disappointed not to pick up any points at Birmingham and the lads were all determined to bounce back and we did that today.
"I think that we looked a lot stronger as an entire unit. We've shown we're a good side in spells throughout the season, but today we did it for the entire game.
"Over the 90 minutes I'd probably say it was our best performance of the season."
Finally, Davies praised the travelling fans that filled a huge chunk of Hillsborough's West Stand:
"We had great number of fans with us and they really made themselves heard throughout. A few of the lads were saying in the dressing room after the match how loud they were."