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Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Oldham Athletic

Zach Clough's first goals since 23 April earned high-flying Bolton a League One derby win to keep Oldham rooted in the bottom four.

Clough curled in a stunning free-kick from 18 yards after 10 minutes following Paul Green's foul on Sammy Ameobi.

And he secured Wanderers' first-ever win over their neighbours at the Macron Stadium 13 minutes from time after Carl Winchester cleared Ameobi's first effort off the line.

Phil Parkinson's side, who have now won their last three games without conceding a goal, were good value for the three points.

Ameobi wasted a first-half one-on-one with Connor Ripley while the Latics keeper saved brilliantly to turn away a David Wheater header.

Steve Robinson's visitors played their part in a lively first league meeting in 19 years and Mark Howard smartly turned aside Lee Erwin's 34th-minute effort.

Lively Winchester flashed a hat-trick of shots over the crossbar in 18 second-half minutes while Howard made a decisive block after Green beat the offside trap.

But it was Clough's finishing skills that prevailed to keep Wanderers firmly in the play-off places.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 23Wilson
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 20Taylor
  • 32ThorpeSubstituted forDerikat 78'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 6Vela
  • 22AmeobiSubstituted forHenryat 86'minutes
  • 10Clough
  • 14MadineSubstituted forProctorat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dervite
  • 9Proctor
  • 11Anderson
  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Derik
  • 17Trotter
  • 24Henry

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 4WilsonSubstituted forDummiganat 79'minutes
  • 26Clarke
  • 5BurgessBooked at 82mins
  • 3Reckord
  • 7Flynn
  • 10Winchester
  • 24FaneSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 79'minutes
  • 28Green
  • 9MckaySubstituted forLadapoat 58'minutes
  • 19Erwin

Substitutes

  • 6Klok
  • 8Banks
  • 12Ladapo
  • 13Kettings
  • 16Dummigan
  • 30Jahraldo-Martin
  • 31Dunne
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
14,891

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Jamie Reckord (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Freddie Ladapo.

Booking

Cameron Burgess (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Freddie Ladapo.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Ousmane Fane.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Cameron Dummigan replaces Brian Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Derik replaces Tom Thorpe.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Oldham Athletic 0. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Carl Winchester.

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

Foul by Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers).

Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jamie Proctor replaces Gary Madine.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1384129131628
2Bradford13661158724
3Bolton136431310322
4Rochdale136341813521
5Sheff Utd126331814421
6Bury136252118320
7Port Vale136251618-220
8Bristol Rovers125431817119
9Northampton134632016418
10Oxford Utd135351414018
11Peterborough134542117417
12Wimbledon134541817117
13Fleetwood124441816216
14Walsall124441619-316
15Charlton123631512315
16MK Dons134361617-115
17Millwall124352123-215
18Gillingham134361925-615
19Southend134361323-1015
20Swindon133461217-513
21Chesterfield123361617-112
22Oldham13265715-812
23Shrewsbury132471321-810
24Coventry12165815-79
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