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  1. Bolton substitute Dobbie nets winner
  2. Hull were assured of play-off spot
  3. Bottom club Bolton already relegated

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By Andrew Aloia

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Thanks for joining me today. If you missed any of the action from Bolton's victory over promotion hopefuls Hull, catch up with Phil Cartwright's match report.

It's not the last football action on BBC Sport today, though.

Listen to Radio 5 live sports extra commentary of Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City here, or alternatively follow our live text service rounding up all of today's action.

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Bolton Wanderers captain Darren Pratley tells Sky Sports: "It's been a bad season but it's time to build for next season.

"It's going to he hard, League One is a tough league. Hopefully we can get the right manager and we will have a chance of promotion if we stick together."

BreakingWigan promoted

League One: Blackpool 0-4 Wigan

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Congratulations to Wigan, who have been promoted to the Championship in style, beating Blackpool 4-0 at Bloomfield Road.


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Stephen Dobbie came off the bench to score the only goal of the game to help Bolton to their first win in 15 games.

The relegated Trotters sign off with a home victory against play-off-bound Hull. 

It's a result worth celebrating at the end of a terrible campaign.

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The last offering from the left is low and harmless. Bolton resist, but the pressure is huge.

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Bolton do enough to clear and we have another corner, which leads to a third corner in succession.

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Hull have all the ball and a corner will come in from the right.

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There is four added minutes at the Macron Stadium.

Can Bolton hold on and earn their first win in 15 games?

Bolton 1-0 Hull

Home side on a terrible run, a few minutes from victory... It must be time for a leg stretch.

Bolton's Derik Osede showing some signs of cramp, but the grimace could soon be a smile as we are into the final minute.

Stephen Dobbie's goal still the difference...

Stephen Dobbie
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Hull play the ball with great fluency across the middle of the park, Sone Aluko onto Sam Clucas then Robert Snodgrass.

But there is a wall of white shirts in the way and the attack is blocked on the edge of the area. 

It's not particularly desperate from Bolton as Hull simply can't break them down.

Bolton 1-0 Hull

Bolton goalkeeper Ben Amos is up, up and away to pluck the ball out of the air, beating Robert Snodgrass to a lofted cross. The keeper comes down with a crash, looked pretty neat.

It's a little hit-and-hope from Hull at the moment.

Bolton 1-0 Hull

Sone Aluko makes room for himself on the edge of the area, and while space opens up for the Hull forward he fires wildly off target.

We are into the final 10 minutes at the Macron Stadium now, time is running out for Tigers to rescue a point.

Hull also with their final change, Tom Huddlestone is replaced by Ryan Taylor.


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Hull's Tom Huddlestone picks up a yellow card for bringing Darren Pratley down.  

A sense of urgency now being shown by Hull City players as they search for an equaliser. While the result itself will mean little to Hull today, they will be keen to head into the play-offs with their unbeaten run intact.

Game, set and match for Wigan

League One latest: Blackpool 0-3 Wigan

Get ready for the Championship, Wigan fans.

Yanic Wildschut's quick-fire double has put the Latics 3-0 ahead at Blackpool. Promotion will be secured in a few minutes' time.

Bolton 1-0 Hull

Stephen Dobbie has added real spark to Bolton this half. Of course, he netted the opener but he has been busy down the left for the Trotters.

He wins a free-kick and then links up with Mark Davies, who drives a harmless shot at Eldin Jakupovic. Lively stuff.


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Steve Bruce goes to his bench for the first time as Mohamed Diame comes on for Chuba Akpom, who will leave this match with a few regrets after missing chances.

Shaun Maloney also goes off for Hull, with Sone Aluko on in his place.

Earlier, Emile Heskey was replaced by George Newell for Bolton - that change was lost in the madness of the opening goal.

Bolton 1-0 Hull

If this was a musical, it would be The Sound of Music because the Macron is alive with the sound of music right now.

Hull's Robert Snodgrass doing his best to silence the hosts as he tries to direct a far post header goalwards. He can't and the Trotters fans remain happy.

GOAL (Dobbie)

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Substitute Stephen Dobbie punishes some hesitant defending by Hull and steers the ball home at the back post from a Lawrie Wilson cross to put Bolton ahead.

Wilson's service down the right has been superb throughout the game and Dobbie provided a cool finish there.

Are Bolton set for their first win in 15 games?

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Hull striker Chuba Akpom cannons one off the crossbar from 12 yards.

He absolutely smashed that against the frame of the goal and the sound rings around the Macron Stadium.

How Akpom has not opened the scoring already is beyond me. He's had numerous chances.

Wigan break the deadlock

League One latest: Blackpool 0-1 Wigan

As Bolton prepare for life in League One next season, Wigan are getting ready for a return to the Championship.

A draw at Blackpool will be enough for promotion - Chris McCann's goal with 60 minutes played has put the Latics 1-0 up.

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Matt Atherden: I can't help but feel we (Bolton) will struggle next season. A team of youth and no clear transfer objective shown.

Jonny Young: Hull have a lot of recent Wembley experience so get past Derby and I'd back us in the final.

Send us your thoughts on Bolton's prospects in League One next season and Hull's play-off chances next month by using #bbcfootball on Twitter.


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Bolton with the first change of the game and it's Zach Clough, who has been bright in the early minutes of the second-half, who makes way for Stephen Dobbie.

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How on earth have Hull City hit the post and Bolton got away with some poor defending there?

Michael Dawson with a casual flicked header at the near post from a Robert Snodgrass corner sees the ball bounce across goal and off the woodwork. 


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MASSIVE chances for Bolton.

Neil Danns is first to be denied by Eldin Jakupovic and then there is an effort cleared off the line by Brian Lenihan from the resulting corner. And it would have been a Michael Dawson own goal, with Hull's captain sending his defensive header the wrong way.

Huge moments there for Bolton after Zach Clough threaded the ball through for Danns to fire. It's that chance which the Trotters really should have taken.

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Just as I tapped that words out, Robert Snodgrass tries an audacious effort looking to find the top right corner of Ben Amos' goal. A cheeky chip from inside the box and fabulous vision and skills to test the Bolton goalkeeper from a quickly-taken corner.

Amos, however, does enough to palm it away.

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Oh now this is a treat. The sun has decided to pay us all a visit in Bolton.

I'm looking on the bright side and will say that we will be treated to a few goals...

So far this half, nothing whatsoever to speak of apart from the sun. But it's early.

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14,366 supporters in attendance at Macron Stadium this afternoon! Thank you for your support! (48) 0-0 #BOLvHUL


Bolton 0-0 Hull

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Interim boss Jimmy Phillips will be urging his Bolton players to deliver something worth celebrating in their final home game of 2015-16.

In a miserable campaign, blighted by their financial troubles and largely overshadowed by the protracted sale of the club, the 14-game winless run that they are on is not even the worst thing about their season.

Like grandfather, like son

League One: Blackpool 0-0 Wigan

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In League One, Wigan chairman David Sharpe is watching the Latics in action at Blackpool alongside his grandfather - Wigan owner Dave Whelan.

Wigan are drawing 0-0 at half-time, which will be enough to see them promoted back to the Championship at the first attempt.

Latics back out for the second half! Big 45 minutes ahead, COME ON LATICS!! #wafc

Still to come

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We've already had Middlesbrough and Birmingham City share the spoils in an enthralling draw under Friday night lights.

And after this one at the Macron Stadium, there are eight Championship games kicking off at 15:00 BST.

  • Brentford v Fulham
  • Bristol City v Huddersfield Town
  • Ipswich Town v MK Dons
  • Leeds United v Charlton
  • Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Reading v Preston North End
  • Rotherham United v Blackburn Rovers
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City (live on Radio 5 live sports extra)

Oh, and of course you have promotion chasing Burnley and Brighton both playing on Monday.

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Hull fans - what do you make of your side's play-off chances? You did it in 2008 - can you win at Wembley again eight years on?

Bolton supporters - are your club prepared for a promotion challenge in League One next season? And who do you want as your new manager?

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Both sides have carved out chances.

Bolton's Darren Pratley was denied by Eldin Jakupovic and Zach Clough's follow-up effort was blocked in what was the hosts' best moment so far.

And just before the break, Hull's Robert Snodgrass crashed a free-kick off the top of the bar.

Twenty spots and 53 points separate these two sides, but you could not tell which is destined for League One and which is chasing promotion to the Premier League.


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Darren Pratley is the second Bolton man into the book today. He gets his tackle all wrong as his Shaun Maloney changes direction.

Robert Snodgrass from distance hits the top of the crossbar. Fine hit, that.

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Bolton looking settled on the ball, flooding forward with purpose and causing trouble on the flanks. Hang on, is this the side that is rock bottom of the league and already relegation?

Yep, that's the one. Heartening stuff from the hosts.

Bolton 0-0 Hull

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Hull's Harry Maguire chops down Emile Heskey. 

While the ball is won clean enough, Maguire gets his trailing leg wrapped around the back of Heskey's and the Bolton veteran goes down with a pained look.

Heskey, however, does a Taylor Swift and shakes it off.

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Bolton 0-0 Hull

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Steve Bruce will not be a barrel of laughs at half-time because Hull City have looked flat so far and really are allowing Bolton to dictate proceedings at times.

Darren Pratley again finds space in the box to meet a Lawrie Wilson cross, but the header is a long way off target.

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Every effort that Bolton muster is going to be worth a mention by my reckoning.

Emile Heskey gives it a crack from distance, but Hull defender Michael Dawson gets enough of a block on the effort to make it easy for keeper Eldin Jakupovic to collect the ball.

It must be said that Bolton are creating a good few chances.


Bolton 0-0 Hull

Referee Graham Scott is getting good use out of his whistle and Mark Davies is first into the book for a reckless tackle out wide. Harmless, but poorly timed.

Free-kick in a dangerous area on the right again comes to nothing for Hull.

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Bolton defender Lawrie Wilson desperate for a hug as he wraps his arms around Hull's Robert Snodgrass. I'm calling that a hug because there is no way you can dress that up as a tackle or body check of any sort. Free-kick is the result.

What a loving sort of guy Wilson must be.