The FA Cup - First Round
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Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Grimsby Town

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FA Cup: Bolton 1-0 Grimsby highlights

Liam Trotter scored the only goal as Bolton scraped nervously past Grimsby in the FA Cup to chalk up a seventh successive win in all competitions.

The League One high-flyers looked set for a comfortable day at the Macron Stadium when former Mariners loanee Trotter headed home Zach Clough's corner for his second goal of the season after 20 minutes.

Several chances went begging for Phil Parkinson's side and Jamie Proctor rattled the post but their failure to put the game beyond the plucky League Two outfit nearly cost Bolton dear.

Grimsby came into their own after the break. Brandon Comley was denied by a brilliant Mark Howard save at point-blank range and Scott Vernon headed narrowly wide from Danny Andrew's left-wing cross.

James McKeown made two important saves from Sammy Ameobi and Proctor as Bolton - playing their first game at this stage of the cup since 1992 - made a rare foray into opposition territory.

Backed by nearly 2,000 travelling fans, Dave Moore's side pushed hard for a replay and nearly snatched one after substitute Rhys Browne stabbed a late effort towards goal but it was tipped round the post by Howard.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 23Wilson
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 20TaylorBooked at 83mins
  • 17Trotter
  • 37PerrySubstituted forMoxeyat 85'minutes
  • 22Ameobi
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forHenryat 75'minutes
  • 10Clough
  • 9ProctorBooked at 55minsSubstituted forAndersonat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 3Moxey
  • 11Anderson
  • 13Alnwick
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 38Earing

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 6GowlingBooked at 80mins
  • 22Collins
  • 3AndrewBooked at 22mins
  • 8Disley
  • 16BerrettSubstituted forBrowneat 79'minutes
  • 19Summerfield
  • 26ComleySubstituted forBolarinwaat 75'minutes
  • 9BogleBooked at 81minsSubstituted forJacksonat 84'minutes
  • 21Vernon

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 7Chambers
  • 11Browne
  • 14Jackson
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 20Boyce
  • 24Warrington
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
6,649

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kayden Jackson.

Zak Mills (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Hand ball by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

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

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Mark Howard.

Attempt saved. Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rhys Browne.

Attempt saved. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Taylor with a headed pass.

Foul by Zak Mills (Grimsby Town).

James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Dean Moxey replaces Alex Perry.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Omar Bogle.

Booking

Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Keshi Anderson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Rhys Browne replaces James Berrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Brandon Comley.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Chris Taylor.

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Zach Clough with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Attempt saved. Keshi Anderson (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Perry.

James Berrett (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Keshi Anderson replaces Jamie Proctor.

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