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Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Rochdale

Bolton closed in on the top two in League One with a derby win over Rochdale at the Macron Stadium.

Portuguese midfielder Filipe Morais was credited with the 82nd-minute winner, with defender Mark Beevers also in the mix as Bolton scrapped to get the ball over the line.

Rochdale, now without a goal in 474 minutes, claimed the close-range attempt had not crossed the line but referee Chris Kavanagh ignored the protests.

Bolton enjoyed the best of a low-grade first half but it still took them 34 minutes to muster a worthwhile goal attempt.

Then, in quick succession, Gary Madine and Liam Trotter forced Joseph Rafferty and Mark Kitching to clear off the line.

The visitors' lack of recent fire-power was only too evident and it took them until nearly half-time to win their first corner.

Bolton, who lost injured wing-back Andrew Taylor before the break, then survived two scares of their own as Dale committed more men into attack.

Ollie Rathbone drilled one effort narrowly wide before keeper Ben Alnwick denied skipper Ian Henderson from close range.

But the game was heading for a stalemate until Wanderers struck to earn a first league win over their neighbours since 1973.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Derik
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 22Morais
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forThorpeat 85'minutes
  • 8SpearingBooked at 85mins
  • 6Vela
  • 20A TaylorSubstituted forMoxeyat 45+1'minutes
  • 45Le FondreSubstituted forLongat 63'minutes
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 4Dervite
  • 11Solomon-Otabor
  • 12Long
  • 32Thorpe
  • 33Howard
  • 35Wilkinson

Rochdale

  • 13Wilson
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forMendez-Laingat 85'minutes
  • 5Canavan
  • 18KeaneBooked at 58mins
  • 32KitchingBooked at 49mins
  • 6McGahey
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forCampsat 85'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 15ThompsonSubstituted forVincentiat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Andrew
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 7Vincenti
  • 10Camps
  • 11Mendez-Laing
  • 16Noble-Lazarus
  • 22Redshaw
  • 25Logan
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
13,313

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Rochdale 0.

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Joseph Rafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tom Thorpe replaces Liam Trotter.

Booking

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Rochdale 0. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Kitching.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Joe Thompson.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Kitching.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Long replaces Adam Le Fondre.

Attempt missed. Niall Canavan (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jamie Allen.

Booking

Keith Keane (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Keith Keane (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Mark Kitching (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Kitching (Rochdale).

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

Joe Thompson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 0, Rochdale 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Rochdale 0.

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

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Dean Moxey replaces Andrew Taylor because of an injury.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Niall Canavan (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Thompson (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Derik.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd32197658342464
2Scunthorpe31178657322559
3Bolton30176742231957
4Fleetwood321510746321455
5Bradford321215540291151
6Millwall3114894740750
7Southend31131084537849
8Peterborough31138104539647
9Rochdale30145114137447
10Bristol Rovers32129114951-245
11Oxford Utd30127113733443
12Walsall32101393943-443
13Charlton3091473730741
14MK Dons31109124039139
15Wimbledon3091294039139
16Northampton32116154852-439
17Gillingham31811123948-935
18Shrewsbury3298153244-1235
19Oldham32810142133-1234
20Port Vale3089133248-1633
21Bury3287174860-1231
22Swindon3278172947-1829
23Chesterfield3176183050-2027
24Coventry31410172648-2222
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