Steve Evans felt Stevenage should not have left Bolton empty-handed - with grumbles over his own side's defending and some of the refereeing decisions. 

Boro fell to a 3-2 loss in League One, Jamie Reid equalising twice but Wanderers eventually winning it 20 minutes from time.

And while there were grumbles over some of his side's defending, he felt Bolton had got away with it.

Evans said: "I think the Bolton public spoke at the end. We were by far the better team for long periods. 

"This is a fantastic football club and we’ve made a really good team look very average at home. 

"But we’ve got nothing for it. 

"They'll not have many games here in this beautiful, wonderful stadium with their brilliant support where they've been outplayed for long spells."

After three errors on Saturday against Oxford, the goals conceded at the Toughsheet Stadium were also avoidable according to Evans.

He said: "Dan Butler has acted like a 10-year-old with the challenge in the box.  

"It’s just a simple stand them up and send them away but he dives in and it’s a penalty, I’ve got no complaints with that. 

"But we came back in the game and at 1-1we were on the wrong end of some really poor decisions. 

"But then we give a poor second goal away as well and all three goals are highly avoidable, just individual errors. 

"The third one all starts when Jordan Roberts should lay a simple pass to Dan Sweeney but he doesn’t. 

"People will see we lost at Bolton but we shouldn't lose. We should win." 

The match official bore the brunt of some of the boss's anger too.

Evans said: "I've got to be careful what I say about the match referee - horrendous, horrendous decisions. 

"They should be down to nine men, eight maybe.  

"The challenge of Piergianni, it’s a penalty but it is a straight red, every day fouls after he got a caution and that was another one. He should go. 

"Ian Evatt has just said to me ‘he was with us tonight’ and that’s an understatement from the big man. 

"They've got problems with VAR in the Premier League. They've got big problems if that's the standard of officials in League One. 

"We had no real complaints after Oxford because we didn’t do our jobs. 

"But we have complaints tonight." 

Reid's double took him to nine for the season but the boss said he should have also had the match ball.

"He should score [a third] in the second half, that's how I look at," said Evans.  

"He’s improved out of all recognition since we come in but we’d expect him to score. 

"It's a great finish for the first goal, he stands the boy up, goes by him and it is a good finish. 

"But he should equalise, it puts it wide of the far post and the standards he sets, he’ll say he should score. 

"The change to the shape and the system worked for us and we put them under lots of pressure. 

"I don't think there's many teams that’ll come here [and get something]. 

"I watched a full re-run of the Wigan game here when they beat them by four and they didn’t have what we had. 

"We had serious spells of undulating pressure but you have to turn that into goals and wins."