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Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Bolton Wanderers: Defeat for troubled Trotters at Adams Park

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Bolton's 19-year-old midfielder Dennis Politic was one of six debutants in their starting line-up

Bolton Wanderers were beaten 2-0 in their opening League One game at Wycombe - after travelling to the game with only three contracted senior outfield players.

Manager Phil Parkinson named six debutants in his starting XI, including Josh Earl and James Weir, whose signings were announced when the teams were revealed an hour before kick-off.

There were eight debuts in all, as teenagers Joe White and Callum King-Harmes came off the bench for Parkinson's side.

Preston loanee Earl lasted less than 15 minutes before he needed to be replaced after being hurt in a collision with Wycombe's Paul Smyth - who went on to score the hosts' opening goal.

Northern Ireland international Smyth, on a season-long loan from QPR, got onto the end of a pass ahead of onrushing Bolton goalkeeper Remi Matthews and turned the ball into an empty net.

Substitute Fred Onyedinma headed in the home side's second with nine minutes left.

Bolton, who had more than 1,600 fans at the game, performed admirably but remain on -12 points as a result of going into administration in May.

Midfield trio Jason Lowe, Luke Murphy and Erhun Oztumer, along with goalkeepers Remi Matthews and Ben Alnwick, were the only members of last season's first-team squad to travel to Wycombe.

The remainder of the matchday squad was made up of Under-23 and Under-18 players, plus their two new signings.

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BBC Radio Manchester's Jack Dearden paid tribute to the 1,660 away fans at Adams Park

It has been an uncertain summer for the club since their relegation from the Championship, with a protracted takeover still yet to be finalised.

A sale to the Football Ventures group was expected to go through before the start of the season, but remains unresolved.

Saturday's match was under threat of suspension, until the English Football League (EFL) confirmed on Tuesday that Bolton had provided sufficient evidence of financial viability.

Before then, a trio of pre-season friendly matches were cancelled and players went five months without salaries - although it has been reported that contracted senior players received payments on Friday.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 19Grimmer
  • 6El-Abd
  • 5Stewart
  • 3Jacobson
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forFreemanat 80'minutes
  • 4Gape
  • 8Pattison
  • 17SmythSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 69'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 25SamuelSubstituted forWheelerat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wheeler
  • 11Kashket
  • 13Yates
  • 16Phillips
  • 22Freeman
  • 23Onyedinma
  • 27Parker

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 21Brockbank
  • 26Edwards
  • 30ZoumaSubstituted forKing-Harmesat 77'minutes
  • 32EarlSubstituted forWhiteat 14'minutes
  • 8Murphy
  • 4Lowe
  • 14Weir
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forDarcyat 70'minutes
  • 22Politic
  • 33Brown

Substitutes

  • 1Alnwick
  • 27Darcy
  • 31Boon
  • 34Senior
  • 35Graham
  • 36King-Harmes
  • 38White
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
6,454

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home25
Away3
Shots on Target
Home10
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Foul by Callum King-Harmes (Bolton Wanderers).

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex Pattison (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Alex Pattison tries a through ball, but Fred Onyedinma is caught offside.

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Attempt saved. Alex Pattison (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Attempt saved. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Pattison with a through ball.

Liam Edwards (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Alex Pattison (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fred Onyedinma.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jason Lowe tries a through ball, but Callum King-Harmes is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Gape.

Attempt saved. Alex Pattison (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nick Freeman.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 0. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Attempt saved. Alex Pattison (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Jacobson with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nick Freeman replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Harry Brockbank.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Callum King-Harmes replaces Yoan Zouma because of an injury.

James Weir (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Eddie Brown (Bolton Wanderers).

Ryan Allsop (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Pattison with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Ronan Darcy replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Fred Onyedinma replaces Paul Smyth.

Attempt blocked. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Bloomfield.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Grimmer with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. David Wheeler replaces Alex Samuel.

Yoan Zouma (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Yoan Zouma.

Attempt missed. Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Jacobson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by James Weir (Bolton Wanderers).

Paul Smyth (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Paul Smyth (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Stewart.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11003123
2Blackpool11002023
3Lincoln City11002023
4Wycombe11002023
5Rochdale11003213
6Rotherham11002113
7Coventry11001013
8Ipswich11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Doncaster10101101
11Gillingham10101101
12Oxford Utd10101101
13Sunderland10101101
14MK Dons00000000
15Tranmere100123-10
16Wimbledon100112-10
17Burton100101-10
18Portsmouth100101-10
19Southend100101-10
20Peterborough100113-20
21Accrington100102-20
22Bristol Rovers100102-20
23Bury0000000-12
24Bolton100102-2-12
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