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AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Bolton Wanderers

Liam Trotter's 70th-minute winner put an end to Bolton's remarkable 495-day wait for an away victory as they hit back for a 2-1 victory at AFC Wimbledon.

Phil Parkinson's side fell behind after 16 minutes when Andy Barcham fired the Dons ahead, but Bolton grew in stature after Gary Madine levelled 11 minutes before the interval and deserved their victory.

AFC Wimbledon, playing their first home match at this level, began full of purpose.

Barcham strode onto Dean Parrett's clever knock-down but could only fire wastefully over, though the hosts would soon have their breakthrough.

Jake Reeves slipped a slide-rule pass through for an offside-looking Barcham. The forward did not hesitate, though, curling a fine finish inside Mark Howard's left-hand post.

There had been little to suggest Bolton would find a way back into the contest until a Ryan Clarke howler afforded the visitors a priceless breakthrough.

Mark Davies swooped on a clearance to feed Madine, whose low left-footed shot inexplicably wrong-footed the goalkeeper and dribbled into the back of the net.

And Wanderers completed the turnaround when Trotter arrived at the back post to turn home Madine's wonderful delivery from the right.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 26Clarke
  • 2FullerBooked at 85mins
  • 32Charles
  • 6Robinson
  • 22Kelly
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forBeereat 76'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forBarnettat 70'minutes
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forPoleonat 75'minutes
  • 33Taylor

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 5Nightingale
  • 7Francomb
  • 10Poleon
  • 16Beere
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 23Barnett

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 2Buxton
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Moxey
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forA Taylorat 85'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 6VelaSubstituted forTaylorat 70'minutes
  • 16DaviesBooked at 54minsSubstituted forCloughat 60'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 14Madine
  • 9Proctor

Substitutes

  • 1Amos
  • 7Taylor
  • 10Clough
  • 19Clayton
  • 20A Taylor
  • 23Wilson
  • 30Woolery
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
4,619

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

(AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Andrew Taylor replaces Liam Trotter.

Booking

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Poleon (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Zach Clough.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Beere replaces Dean Parrett.

Attempt missed. Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dominic Poleon replaces Andy Barcham.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Bolton Wanderers 2. Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor replaces Josh Vela.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyrone Barnett replaces Tom Elliott.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zach Clough replaces Mark Davies.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon).

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

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