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Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Phil Parkinson
Phil Parkinson has won all four of his league matches as Bolton manager

Josh Vela ensured Bolton equalled their best start to a league season in 82 years with a late goal to complete a comeback 2-1 victory over Fleetwood at the Macron Stadium.

Midfielder Vela, linked with a possible switch to Championship neighbours Wigan, thumped in an 84th-minute right-foot effort after Gary Madine cancelled out David Ball's first-half opener.

Phil Parkinson's side have now won all four of their opening games while Vela's goal condemned Fleetwood to a first league defeat of the new campaign.

The only disappointment for Parkinson was a 30th-minute game-ending injury for striker Zach Clough.

Four minutes later the mood deepened as Ball punished a defensive howler by experienced defender Dean Moxey.

Wanderers, however, responded well in the second half as Madine levelled after 50 minutes.

Town keeper Chris Neal made a stunning double save to deny substitute Kaiyne Woolery and Mark Davies. But he had no chance as Vela scored the winner, though Victor Nirennold wasted a great opportunity to equalise deep in stoppage time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 2Buxton
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Moxey
  • 6Vela
  • 8SpearingBooked at 79mins
  • 17Trotter
  • 10CloughSubstituted forWooleryat 33'minutes
  • 16DaviesBooked at 10mins
  • 14MadineSubstituted forWilkinsonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Amos
  • 7Taylor
  • 15Derik
  • 20A Taylor
  • 23Wilson
  • 30Woolery
  • 35Wilkinson

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 90mins
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 10BallSubstituted forColeat 77'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 4JónssonSubstituted forHollowayat 60'minutes
  • 22HunterSubstituted forGrantat 60'minutes
  • 15Nirennold
  • 19Long

Substitutes

  • 7Kip
  • 9Holloway
  • 11Grant
  • 12Bolger
  • 16Duckworth
  • 21Cairns
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
13,524

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home20
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt missed. Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers).

Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kaiyne Woolery.

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Bolton Wanderers).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Mark Howard.

Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Conor Wilkinson replaces Gary Madine.

Booking

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces David Ball.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

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

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by David Wheater.

Attempt blocked. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Attempt blocked. Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton440073412
2Scunthorpe4310124810
3Bradford431062410
4Chesterfield42117437
5Charlton42116427
6Port Vale42113127
7MK Dons42115417
8Millwall42118807
9Swindon42114407
10Gillingham421168-27
11Peterborough42029636
12Fleetwood41216515
13Oldham412113-25
14Bury41123304
15Northampton40402204
16Southend411256-14
17Walsall411245-14
18Bristol Rovers411257-24
19Oxford Utd411246-24
20Shrewsbury411225-34
21Coventry402214-32
22Rochdale401336-31
23Wimbledon401337-41
24Sheff Utd401327-51
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