Ian Evatt admits he got his Bolton Wanderers team selection and set-up wrong against Harrogate Town but believes he got it right after the break as the Yorkshire side played differently to how he expected.
The Whites did the double over the Sulphurites with a 2-1 win at the University of Bolton Stadium.
In a first half where the visitors were the better side, Gethin Jones put through his own net from close range as the Yorkshire hosts deservedly led at the break.
But Wanderers came out of the traps after half-time and claimed an equaliser through Lloyd Isgrove which may have got a touch off Kieran Lee.
And Trotters top scorer Eoin Doyle capitalised on a mistake at the back from the Sulphurites to finish emphatically for what proved to be the three points.
Evatt brought on George Thomason for Marcus Maddison at the break as Wanderers were much improved in the second half.
And Evatt admits though he got the team choice and set-up wrong in the first half, but resolved it at the break after Simon Weaver's side played differently to how the Yorkshire side were expected to do so.
Evatt said: “Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and I hold my hands up today - I got it wrong first half, but I’d like to think I got it right second half and we won the game. Lesson learned and we’ll move on to Tuesday.
“I’m delighted with George in general and it’s really difficult being a manager in charge of this team, not because of the strength and quality we’ve got, but when you’re analysing opponents and oppositions, you try and pick a team what you think will beat what you think will happen.
"To be fair to Harrogate, they came and had a right go at us, so we needed that extra deeper midfield player and not another attacker on the pitch to help us build through the press.
"I thought it would be like the Colchester game, like the Barrow game where the team sat off and we need something creative to unlock the door and it wasn’t that type of game.
"Thankfully for half-time we managed to get them in and change it and second half we were lots better.”