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Le Fondre secures Bolton a point against Charlton

Adam Le Fondre of Bolton
On-loan Adam Le Fondre has now scored two goals in as many games for Bolton Wanderers.

Adam Le Fondre's strike 11 minutes from time secured a point for Bolton Wanderers at home to Charlton Athletic.

The on-loan Cardiff man netted for a second successive game after Charlton's Frederic Bulot opened the scoring early on.

Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan made a string of impressive saves to keep the score at 1-0 prior to Le Fondre's effort.

Charlton have now gone four league games without a win but remain comfortably in mid-table.

The visitors began on the front foot at the Macron Stadium, with Bulot sweeping a loose ball home from 12 yards after ex-Addicks defender Dorian Dervite failed to clear.

However, Neil Lennon's Trotters responded well, with first Josh Vela and then Le Fondre finding space but unable to fashion genuine efforts on goal.

After the interval, it was Charlton who first came closest to converting, with Tony Watt's angled pass picking out Bulot only for Bogdan to save.

And that spurred Bolton into a decisive attack, with Barry Bannan shrugging off two Charlton challenges to feed in Le Fondre, who made no mistake with a crisp, low drive.

The equaliser may have come against the run of play but the hosts held out for the point that took them to 50 for the campaign, 11 clear of the relegation zone.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon:

"Who knows how many goals 'Alfie' Le Fondre might have got had he been here since the start of the season?

"He is a goal scorer but he can get better with his link-up play in general. But he has been an important player for us since January.

"I was pleased with some of our football but not pleased with the end product. The final ball or finish was loose but we dominated the second half and restricted Charlton to the counter-attack."

Charlton boss Guy Luzon:

"I am very disappointed because I wanted to keep going and play like we did in the first half.

"The pitch was fantastic and we needed to play on the ground. We need to learn that when the game is in our possession, we have to kill it off and score more goals.

"We didn't do that."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 25VelaSubstituted forJankoat 90+2'minutes
  • 4Mills
  • 14Dervite
  • 5Ream
  • 29Bannan
  • 18Danns
  • 7Feeney
  • 20Costa RochaSubstituted forHeskeyat 68'minutes
  • 52WalkerSubstituted forDaviesat 68'minutes
  • 9Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 16Davies
  • 19Heskey
  • 22Gudjohnsen
  • 24Lonergan
  • 47Janko
  • 54McCarthy

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 12Diarra
  • 22Johnson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 17Buyens
  • 24Cousins
  • 8Bulot
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forChurchat 72'minutes
  • 32WattSubstituted forEaglesat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Eagles
  • 18Church
  • 21Fox
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 31Lennon
  • 36Dmitrovic
  • 40Lepoint
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
12,994

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home22
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Saidy Janko replaces Josh Vela.

Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Eagles (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mark Davies.

Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Vela with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Roger Johnson.

Attempt saved. Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rhoys Wiggins.

Attempt blocked. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emile Heskey.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Alou Diarra.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Stephen Henderson tries a through ball, but Simon Church is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Simon Church replaces Igor Vetokele.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Tony Watt.

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Frédéric Bulot.

Attempt blocked. Barry Bannan (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Emile Heskey replaces Rochinha.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Mark Davies replaces Tom Walker.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Yoni Buyens.

Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tony Watt.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Josh Vela.

Attempt saved. Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tony Watt.

Attempt missed. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Walker with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Rochinha (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Bolton Wanderers).

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.

Rochinha (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth432411890434783
2Norwich432410983443982
3Middlesbrough432491064333181
4Watford422471184483679
5Derby4321121078463275
6Ipswich4321111167491874
7Brentford432181471571471
8Wolves4320111264531171
9Blackburn421514135652459
10Nottm Forest421513146559658
11Sheff Wed431416133944-558
12Charlton431318125255-357
13Cardiff431413165258-655
14Birmingham421315145163-1254
15Leeds431410194758-1152
16Huddersfield431313175269-1752
17Bolton431311195261-950
18Reading421211194464-2047
19Brighton431016174350-746
20Fulham42129215475-2145
21Rotherham421013194264-2243
22Millwall42912213767-3039
23Wigan43812233759-2236
24Blackpool43413263487-5325
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