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EFL Trophy - Cheltnham 1-0 Bolton - Report Post #21

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karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Anyone excited for this game? Very Happy



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Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
karlypants wrote:Anyone excited for this game? Very Happy

Yes indeed. If we win this one we qualify for the next round. Official travel club sending two coaches from the Macron with a 2.30pm departure. Transport is £19 return for anyone who fancies it. They originally only had one coach going but due to higher demand they are putting on a second coach. It's a new ground for me so I'm looking forward to it.

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Mixed feelings on this, I want to continue the good form and would love another confidence boosting clean sheet but by the same token would love to go out and bin the competition off.

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
I'm going. Its my local team, and only 15 minutes away !
I'm dragging both daughters along, and one Son-in-law. (I thought I might be lonely Very Happy)

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
gloswhite wrote: (I thought I might be lonely Very Happy)
Looking at some of the crowds in the competition so far that was a shrewd move,

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
When they played the Everton under 23's, there were only 1000 attending, so I'm not expecting too many problems parking.  Very Happy

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Again, anyone attending this game is not helping BWFC and other lower league clubs.

The clubs don't want the competition (as it is), the players don't, and neither do the fans. If no one turned up it would be scrapped.

Stop being selfish, and join the real fans on Breadman's sofa.

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
Bollocks Nat. 
I'm going so the lads know there is support outside the teeming metropolis known as the Macron.
Some years ago When I lived just outside Stoke, my mate and I went to a midweek game at Port Vale (think it was the reserves), and there were only a handful of us to see them. At the end of the game 3 or 4 of the players came over and applauded, so they do notice when no bugger is there.
Its likely we'll get half the first team playing, if were lucky, but no matter who is out, they'll still need the support.

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
gloswhite wrote:Bollocks Nat. 
I'm going so the lads know there is support outside the teeming metropolis known as the Macron.
Some years ago When I lived just outside Stoke, my mate and I went to a midweek game at Port Vale (think it was the reserves), and there were only a handful of us to see them. At the end of the game 3 or 4 of the players came over and applauded, so they do notice when no bugger is there.
Its likely we'll get half the first team playing, if were lucky, but no matter who is out, they'll still need the support.
I would guess that the players are more against this competition than anyone to be fair Glos, it is a bit of a double edged sword because sure they like support but the campaign to get the competition thrown out benefits the players more than anyone.
It must be humiliating to have to play a load of upstart kids who have no fear and nothing to lose for seasoned pros, just so the PL clubs can test them out.

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
gloswhite wrote:Bollocks Nat. 
I'm going so the lads know there is support outside the teeming metropolis known as the Macron.
Some years ago When I lived just outside Stoke, my mate and I went to a midweek game at Port Vale (think it was the reserves), and there were only a handful of us to see them. At the end of the game 3 or 4 of the players came over and applauded, so they do notice when no bugger is there.
Its likely we'll get half the first team playing, if were lucky, but no matter who is out, they'll still need the support.

You're kidding yourself. If you think the players give a shite about you or any other fan you are a bigger bellend than I thought.

When they look into the crowd they just see a load of £50 notes.

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
So young, so cynical  :facepalm:

Anyway, you may be right, but I'll never see it as a bad thing if I can get to see them playing.

WGO, quite possibly, but on the other side, we get to put our up and coming players out against a team that will probably put their first team out, so the experience is necessary.

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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Natasha Whittam wrote:Again, anyone attending this game is not helping BWFC and other lower league clubs.

The clubs don't want the competition (as it is), the players don't, and neither do the fans. If no one turned up it would be scrapped.

Stop being selfish, and join the real fans on Breadman's sofa.
 bagsy the reclining bit  Very Happy

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Ref watch: Kevin Friend to oversee Cheltenham Town cup clash

Kevin Friend will oversee Wanderers’ final Checkatrade Trophy group game away at Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night.

An established Premier League official, the Leicestershire based referee has run the run over 12 Whites matches in the past with the most recent being last month's 1-0 victory over Blackpool earlier in the competition.

Mr Friend has taken charge of nine games so far this season, dishing out 40 yellow cards but no red cards.

Sian Massey-Ellis and Andrew Fox will run the line while Dean Treleaven is the fourth official.

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karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Preview: Five talking points ahead of Cheltenham Town v Bolton Wanderers

1. 
First ever meeting with Cheltenham Town
Tuesday night's Checkatrade Trophy clash with Cheltenham Town marks Wanderers' first ever meeting with the Robins.

With official Club travel still on sale for the trip and tickets only available on the away turnstiles, why not make the journey to Whaddon Road and witness Whites history? 

2. Ben Alnwick will start
Manager Phil Parkinson confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Ben Alnwick is set to start Tuesday's game with Mark Howard currently suffering from a dead leg.

The shot-stopper was handed his Bolton debut against Blackpool earlier in the competition and will be looking to impress if handed his second outing for the Club.

3. Squad rotation
It's not just in goal where the Trotters could make changes on Tuesday, with the gaffer also confirming he is hoping to rotate his side with a number of players in need of minutes.

Keshi Anderson is one player who could be handed a recalll after impressing off the substututes' bench against Grimsby Town, while Lewis Buxton, Max Clayton and Dean Moxey could also feature as they look to make their returns from injury.

4. The winning run
Wanderers come into their latest outing having won all of their last seven matches.

The last time they won eight in a row came back in 1990.

With everyone at Macron Stadium determined to keep the run going for as long as possible, don't expect the Whites to take proceedings at Whaddon Road lightly.

5. Bolton have to win
If Bolton are to progress to the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy, they have to win against Cheltenham Town - either in 90 minutes or courtesy of a bonus point penalty shootout victory.

All four sides in Group A currently boast three points after two outings, with goal difference alone separating them.

The Trotters currently sit bottom of the group as a result, meaning a solitary point is not enough to progress.

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karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Radio Nuts is now live!

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Well,that was two hours wasted. I'd have had more fun with KP's curtain pole.

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
lol!

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Parky out!

Fabians Right Peg

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Natasha Whittam wrote:Parky out!


Indeed it's quite cold, best wrap up.

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Report: Cheltenham Town 1-0 Bolton Wanderers


IN BRIEF

Wanderers exited the Checkatrade Trophy after falling to a 1-0 defeat against Cheltenham Town on Tuesday evening.

The game itself passed without much action of note until the 90th minute when the home side were awarded a penalty kick.

Ben Alnwick was deemed to have upended Amari Morgan-Smith in the area, with the Town man stepping up to slot home from 12 yards to book the Robins’ place in the last 32 of the competition.

TEAM NEWS

Wanderers made six changes from the side who started against Grimsby Town at the weekend with Ben Alnwick, Lewis Buxton, Dean Moxey, Josh Vela, Keshi Anderson and James Henry all in from the off.

FIRST HALF

Bolton started brightly in the clash with Henry’s wicked cross into the six yard box narrowly eluding an advancing Keshi Anderson.

The home side meanwhile enjoyed a chance of their own with Daniel Parslow seeing a long ball downfield bounce off David Wheater, but the Cheltenham man couldn’t get the direction needed on his effort to trouble Alnwick.

They proceeded to also see a Jordan Cranston long range effort deflect away for a corner kick, with a consequent effort from the set-piece being cleared off the line by Chris Taylor.

The latter then almost scored up the other end of the pitch when connecting with Lawrie Wilson’s cross, but his tame header was smothered by Town keeper Calum Kitscha.

It was a fairly contested clash inside the opening half of the first period, with neither goalkeeper being troubled too much.

Jamie Proctor looked certain to score on the half hour mark with a cross-cum-shot, but a last ditch challenge on the line denied him his second goal of the season.

The Robins were also looking dangerous on the counter though, with Billy Waters proving himself a menace as he pick-pocketed Liam Trotter on the edge of the box, only to fail to capitalise.

On the stroke of half time, Chris Taylor seemed to have broken the deadlock with a thunderous effort from long range, but his shot was cleared off the line as the first period ended goalless.

SECOND HALF

With no changes at the break, proceedings got back underway at a sodden Whaddon Road.

And the Whites nearly snatched the lead in the 51st minute, only for Anderson’s header at the back post from a Henry cross falling kindly for Kitscha.

The rain was still falling steadily at the LCI Rail Stadium, with the home side coming close through James Dayton at the near post with Alnwick doing well to keep his effort out.

Up the other end meanwhile, Proctor saw his shot from the edge of the box deflect narrowly over the crossbar with a goal seemingly imminent.

As the game progressed, so did Wanderers’ confidence on the ball with the hosts finding themselves penned into their own penalty area as Phil Parkinson’s men pushed forward in search of a goal.

Crosses aplenty were falling for the Bolton frontline, but with the torrid conditions were causing problems in terms of footing and composure at the crucial moments.

With just over ten minutes remaining meanwhile, the manager made a signal of intent as Wanderers had a triple substitution of Sammy Ameobi, Zach Clough and Max Clayton.

It was all out attack for both teams at this point, with Trotter’s strike from 20 yards being comfortably saved by Town’s keeper with six minutes remaining.

The lottery of penalties was looming, and with just a couple of minutes to go of the 90, it was all hands to the pump.

On the stroke of full time however, Cheltenham were handed the opportunity to take the lead from the penalty spot after Alnwick upended Amari Morgan-Smith, with the Town man brushing himself down to slot home the resulting effort from 12 yards and earn Town's progression in the competition.

FULL TIME 

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Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Shit result, heads should roll.

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
Cheltenham Town deserved this win. We ran around with the usual pass, pass, pass, but nothing ever came of it. Even when Clough came on, he did nothing.
Yet again, they let us down, after promising so much. having said that, I'm not overly bothered, but it wasn't the best way to not gain your 8th win on the trot.

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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terenceanne

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El Hadji Diouf
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Not arsed about it but it does show we are still a bit short in quality when Cheltnham & Grimsby have more of the ball than us.  Well back to league action which is all I care about for this season.

Fabians Right Peg

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Natasha Whittam wrote:Stop being selfish, and join the real fans on Breadman's sofa.

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Seems some fans do care even about a nothing cup game, great story.

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
It doesn't matter that the game was not important. Our players should be using this game to compete for places and show what they can do - which isn't much if they can't beat Cheltenham.

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Frank Worthington
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Fabians Right Peg wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:Stop being selfish, and join the real fans on Breadman's sofa.

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Seems some fans do care even about a nothing cup game, great story.
Great story and one that shows some community football clubs still care

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I'm actually glad we're out because the competition is a farce and an unnecessary distraction, however terenceanne and wanderlust are both correct in their comments, no way should we have less possession in games against Grimsby and Cheltenham it shows a lack of technical ability and ambition where we should be retaining the ball and going for the throat, and the players brought in for these games should be absolutely busting to make a point.

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