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Bolton Wanderers 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

Tom Elliott's 13th goal of the season proved unlucky for Bolton as his equaliser clinched a point for AFC Wimbledon at the Macron Stadium.

Gary Madine, back after a two-game absence due to illness, headed home his ninth goal of the campaign after 14 minutes to put Wanderers in front.

The striker also netted when Bolton won 2-1 at the Kingsmeadow Stadium in August, but Bolton's fine early-season form has deserted them in 2017 and they allowed the Londoners back into the game, as they did Bristol Rovers last Tuesday.

Dominic Poleon fired wide but it was no surprise when George Francomb lofted a right-wing cross to the back post and Elliott climbed highest to equalise six minutes from half-time.

Phil Parkinson has not heard many boos during his tenure as Wanderers manager but the home fans were not impressed by another tepid performance.

They roared their approval though as Filipe Morais curled in a 47th-minute free-kick which James Shea brilliantly tipped onto the crossbar. Shea denied Morais again and Josh Vela shot wide as Bolton improved.

The unmarked Jon Meades might have won it for Wimbledon though, but after beating the offside trap he could not head past recalled Bolton goalkeeper Ben Alnwick.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 31Wheater
  • 4Dervite
  • 5Beevers
  • 22Morais
  • 15Derik
  • 6Vela
  • 32ThorpeSubstituted forHenryat 64'minutes
  • 20A Taylor
  • 14Madine
  • 45Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 11Solomon-Otabor
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 25Wabara
  • 33Howard
  • 35Wilkinson

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 32Charles
  • 6Robinson
  • 4Bulman
  • 7Francomb
  • 5Nightingale
  • 8Reeves
  • 14SoaresBooked at 66mins
  • 3MeadesSubstituted forKellyat 87'minutes
  • 10PoleonSubstituted forTaylorat 71'minutes
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forBarnettat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Parrett
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 22Kelly
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 33Taylor
  • 34Robertson
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
13,599

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Hand ball by Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

Attempt missed. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Kelly replaces Jonathan Meades.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyrone Barnett replaces Tom Elliott.

Hand ball by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Hand ball by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Lyle Taylor replaces Dominic Poleon.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Attempt saved. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Tom Thorpe.

Foul by Dominic Poleon (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Thorpe (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by James Shea.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd35209664382669
2Fleetwood351810752322064
3Scunthorpe351710860382261
4Bolton34179846291760
5Bradford361417547341359
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend351412953431054
8Bristol Rovers361312115454051
9Peterborough36148144948150
10Oxford Utd33147124235749
11Rochdale33147124846249
12Walsall351213104344-149
13Wimbledon351114104745247
14MK Dons351110144545043
15Northampton36127175360-743
16Charlton35915114441342
17Gillingham361012144757-1042
18Shrewsbury36119163950-1142
19Bury36117185464-1040
20Oldham36912152336-1339
21Swindon3699183550-1536
22Port Vale33811143552-1735
23Chesterfield3587203256-2431
24Coventry35511193054-2426
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