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Bolton Wanderers 3-1 Port Vale

Bolton Wanderers scored three goals in nine first-half minutes against Port Vale to extend their winning run to six matches.

Zach Clough opened the scoring, spinning on to Derik Osede's pass before drilling a powerful effort past Jak Alnwick from the edge of the box.

Josh Vela then doubled the lead, sweeping home from close range after Alnwick had spilled Sammy Ameobi's cross-shot.

And full-back Lawrie Wilson then sent the Macron into delirium as he hammered a half-cleared corner past Alnwick for his first goal of the season.

The home side had chances to go further ahead as Andy Taylor had one effort tipped over the bar and continued to dominate in the second half, with Gary Madine going close on three different occasions.

Vale recovered their poise and after defender Remie Streete was denied superbly by goalkeeper Mark Howard, the visitors finally punctured the Wanderers' defence when Sam Hart headed in from close range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 23Wilson
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 20A Taylor
  • 15Derik
  • 17Trotter
  • 22AmeobiBooked at 77minsSubstituted forHenryat 83'minutes
  • 6VelaBooked at 19minsSubstituted forTaylorat 75'minutes
  • 14Madine
  • 10Clough

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 7Taylor
  • 9Proctor
  • 11Anderson
  • 13Alnwick
  • 24Henry
  • 37Perry

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 46Hart
  • 4Streete
  • 24Smith
  • 5Knops
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forde Freitasat 45'minutes
  • 8Tavares
  • 42Grant
  • 40TaylorBooked at 18mins
  • 7KellySubstituted forMbambaat 85'minutes
  • 9CiciliaBooked at 31minsSubstituted forPatersonat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 13Paterson
  • 16Mbamba
  • 21Pereira
  • 25Santos
  • 27Amoros
  • 28de Freitas
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
13,937

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home12
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Port Vale 1.

Attempt saved. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale).

Foul by Derik (Bolton Wanderers).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Mbamba replaces Sam Kelly.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by David Wheater.

Attempt blocked. Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Kelly (Port Vale).

Booking

Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by David Wheater.

Attempt blocked. Sam Hart (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Sam Hart (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Taylor (Bolton Wanderers).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor replaces Josh Vela.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 3, Port Vale 1. Sam Hart (Port Vale) header from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Remie Streete (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Mark Howard.

Attempt blocked. Sam Kelly (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Taylor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

Paulo Tavares (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Sam Hart (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Martin Paterson replaces Rigino Cicilia.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe16104236162034
2Bolton169432011931
3Bradford167812214829
4Sheff Utd158432618828
5Northampton166642723424
6Rochdale167361918124
7Peterborough166552619723
8Bristol Rovers156542422223
9Wimbledon166552321223
10Fleetwood156452219322
11Port Vale166462024-422
12Walsall155642021-121
13Millwall156362527-221
14Charlton154831814420
15Bury166282425-120
16Southend165561825-720
17Oxford Utd165471820-219
18Gillingham164572229-717
19Coventry153751317-416
20MK Dons164482025-516
21Swindon164481623-716
22Oldham16367918-915
23Chesterfield153391622-612
24Shrewsbury162591629-1311
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