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Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Substitute James Henry's injury time winner earned Bolton a dramatic victory over former leaders Scunthorpe.

Henry, a replacement for Zach Clough 10 minutes earlier, struck from 18 yards in the third of six minutes of added time with a shot that looked to deflect off Iron defender Murray Wallace.

Bolton's win took them into the automatic promotion places while Scunthorpe, top at the start of the day, slipped to third after Sheffield United's 1-0 win over Northampton earlier in the afternoon.

Until Henry's intervention Neal Bishop's fourth goal of the season appeared to have earned Graham Alexander's side a deserved draw.

Bolton, watched by the Macron Stadium's second biggest attendance of the season - 17,062 - led 1-0 at half-time.

Josh Vela's half volley from the edge of the area after 17 minutes was his eighth goal of the campaign.

Scunthorpe had a goal disallowed for offside but Clough wasted a good opportunity to double Wanderers' advantage and felt he should have had a penalty after Jordan Clarke's challenge.

Scunthorpe were much the better side after the break and they deservedly drew level when Bolton failed to clear a 62nd-minute corner and Bishop swivelled on the loose ball to rifle home from 10 yards. But their endeavours drew a blank courtesy of Henry's hammer blow.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 23WilsonSubstituted forDerikat 52'minutes
  • 31Wheater
  • 5BeeversBooked at 69mins
  • 20TaylorBooked at 78mins
  • 8SpearingBooked at 61mins
  • 32Thorpe
  • 22Ameobi
  • 6Vela
  • 10CloughSubstituted forHenryat 83'minutes
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 7Taylor
  • 11Anderson
  • 15Derik
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 39Turner

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 80mins
  • 20Goode
  • 5Wallace
  • 15Toffolo
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forvan Veenat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17MantomBooked at 90mins
  • 12Bishop
  • 8DawsonBooked at 45mins
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forHopperat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 7Williams
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 18Smallwood
  • 19Holmes
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
17,062

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Scunthorpe United 1. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Paddy Madden.

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

Tom Thorpe (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

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

Attempt missed. Tom Thorpe (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Dawson.

Foul by Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United).

Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Tom Thorpe (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Zach Clough.

Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Booking

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

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers).

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd24155443232050
2Bolton24154532151749
3Scunthorpe24146447222548
4Rochdale2413383830842
5Bradford2491232920939
6Southend2410863529638
7Peterborough23107637251237
8Fleetwood2410773528737
9Millwall2411493937237
10Bristol Rovers2410683940-136
11Wimbledon248883430432
12Charlton2471162925432
13Oxford Utd248792828031
14Walsall2471072631-531
15Northampton2486103434030
16Gillingham2486103239-730
17Port Vale2486102737-1030
18MK Dons2476112934-527
19Swindon2466122438-1424
20Bury2464143346-1322
21Shrewsbury2456132438-1421
22Chesterfield2463152743-1621
23Coventry2448122135-1420
24Oldham2339111227-1518
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