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Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Rotherham United

Kaiyne Woolery
Bolton Wanderers midfielder Kaiyne Woolery scored his first goal for the club

Bolton Wanderers lifted themselves off the bottom of the Championship thanks to midfielder Kaiyne Woolery's injury-time winner against Rotherham.

Jay Spearing gave the hosts an early lead when he half-volleyed home after the Millers failed to clear a corner.

Bolton's lead was cancelled out when Danny Ward cut the ball back to Chris Burke, who finished at the back post.

The Trotters regained the lead when Lee Camp saved from Mark Davies and Woolery tapped home his first league goal.

The result means that Bolton move off the bottom of the Championship table for the first time since November as they have risen a place to 23rd.

Meanwhile Rotherham have slipped a place to 22nd and fall into the relegation zone for the first time in eight games.

It sealed a fine afternoon for Neil Lennon's side, who were ahead after just 65 seconds thanks to Spearing's opener, and controlled much of the first half prior to Burke's leveller.

Woolery, 21, who made his first start for Bolton in their 2-2 draw with Wolves, replaced Wellington Silva with 81 minutes gone and gifted the hosts a vital win with his first goal in senior football.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon:

"It's a great win and a really important win and it keeps us in touch now with some difficult games to come.

"I'm delighted, I don't think we played particularly well. We have played better and lost games so I guess we were due one.

"That's seven points from nine and that's as much as anyone can have expected under the circumstances."

Rotherham manager Neil Redfearn:

"We were the best side but if you missed gilt-edged chances, it always leaves you open.

"It's a frustrating situation because we are playing well. I felt for them [the players] because they put a shift in and they deserved more than that.

"It's tough to take because we deserved to win."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 6Vela
  • 4Dervite
  • 45Holding
  • 3Moxey
  • 8Spearing
  • 7Feeney
  • 21PratleySubstituted forDobbieat 84'minutes
  • 16Davies
  • 22WellingtonSubstituted forWooleryat 81'minutes
  • 19HeskeySubstituted forTrotterat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Rachubka
  • 15Derik
  • 17Trotter
  • 18Danns
  • 23Dobbie
  • 27Twardzik
  • 30Woolery

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 16Richardson
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 6Wood
  • 3MattockBooked at 62mins
  • 14BurkeSubstituted forGreenat 69'minutes
  • 33Smallwood
  • 17Ward
  • 22NewellBooked at 88mins
  • 24ShinnieSubstituted forDerbyshireat 90+4'minutes
  • 9WardSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Green
  • 13Cairns
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 20Rawson
  • 25Dawson
  • 26Belaid
  • 27Derbyshire
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
14,641

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Rotherham United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Rotherham United 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Matt Derbyshire replaces Andrew Shinnie.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Rotherham United 1. Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Trotter.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rob Holding (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Mark Davies tries a through ball, but Kaiyne Woolery is caught offside.

  9. Booking

    Joe Newell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Rob Holding.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrew Shinnie (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Newell.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kaiyne Woolery.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie replaces Darren Pratley.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Grant Ward (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonson Clarke-Harris with a headed pass.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrew Shinnie (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Smallwood with a cross.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull29175745192656
2Middlesbrough28175638152356
3Burnley301510548262255
4Brighton29141143728953
5Derby301312540261451
6Sheff Wed301311645331250
7Ipswich3013983937248
8Birmingham3013893830847
9Cardiff30111273833545
10Nottm Forest30101283125642
11Wolves301010103940-140
12Brentford30117124244-240
13QPR3091293635139
14Preston3091292728-139
15Reading3099123333036
16Leeds30812102934-536
17Huddersfield3088144044-432
18Blackburn2861392525031
19Fulham29611124449-529
20Bristol City30610142547-2228
21MK Dons2976162341-1827
22Rotherham3074193655-1925
23Bolton30412142849-2124
24Charlton3059162656-3024
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