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Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Chesterfield

Chesterfield preserved their slim hopes of survival in League One with a battling goalless draw at automatic promotion hopefuls Bolton.

Gary Caldwell's side were not helped by results elsewhere - they are now 11 points adrift of safety with five games remaining - but showed impressive resolve to hold firm against a late onslaught.

Jon Nolan was sent off for a second bookable offence during stoppage time but despite throwing everything forward, Bolton could not find a winner which would have extended their advantage over third-placed Fleetwood to nine points.

The Trotters seemed to suffer stage fright in the first half, watched by 23,376 fans - their second-largest league gate since dropping out of the Premier League in 2012.

Chesterfield should have taken the lead when Mark Howard spilled Dan Gardner's long-range effort and Kristian Dennis failed to bury the rebound.

Bolton picked up after the break, captain Darren Pratley twice denied the opening goal by some last-ditch defending.

Adam Le Fondre also volleyed just over the bar as the home side went in search of a sixth successive victory.

And after a frantic goalmouth scramble at the end where both Le Fondre and David Wheater had shots blocked, Nolan then left the field early for a foul on Filipe Morais.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 4Dervite
  • 5Beevers
  • 31Wheater
  • 22Morais
  • 8Spearing
  • 6Vela
  • 21Pratley
  • 3MoxeySubstituted forHenryat 82'minutes
  • 45Le Fondre
  • 12LongSubstituted forClaytonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Karacan
  • 15Derik
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 25Wabara
  • 35Wilkinson
  • 39Turner

Chesterfield

  • 38Stuckmann
  • 2McGinnBooked at 50mins
  • 4Hird
  • 23Anderson
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forGrimshawat 85'minutes
  • 17DimaioBooked at 37mins
  • 39RowleySubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 90'minutes
  • 19Donohue
  • 18NolanBooked at 90mins
  • 27MaguireBooked at 66mins
  • 20DennisSubstituted forSimonsat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Martínez
  • 10Ebanks-Blake
  • 11Mitchell
  • 12Fulton
  • 22Simons
  • 28Grimshaw
  • 29Beesley
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
23,376

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Chesterfield 0.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).

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

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

Foul by Dion Donohue (Chesterfield).

Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replaces Joe Rowley.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

Tom Anderson (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Liam Grimshaw replaces Dan Gardner.

Attempt saved. Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Dean Moxey.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Rai Simons replaces Kristian Dennis.

Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Dion Donohue (Chesterfield).

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

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

Foul by Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

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

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd402410676443282
2Bolton402210862342876
3Fleetwood401912955371869
4Bradford411718655391669
5Scunthorpe4119101270511967
6Southend4018121063471666
7Millwall401712115648863
8Bristol Rovers411612136059160
9Oxford Utd40178155647959
10Rochdale401610146359458
11Peterborough411610155754358
12Wimbledon411315135251154
13Walsall401314134750-353
14MK Dons401312155151051
15Northampton41149185864-651
16Charlton401017134948147
17Bury411210195869-1146
18Port Vale391112164459-1545
19Oldham411015162742-1545
20Gillingham411112185371-1845
21Shrewsbury401110194157-1643
22Swindon41119214259-1742
23Chesterfield41810233866-2834
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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