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Bolton 2-1 Walsall

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1Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Bolton 2-1 Walsall Fri Mar 19 2021, 09:49

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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2Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Fri Mar 19 2021, 11:44

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
This is another one of those "we should win on paper" games - which have often been the ones we've lost. Been on a bad run have Wozzle so they're going to be pretty desperate, but if we have any serious ambitions for promotion, so are we.
What worries me is that we'll be without Sarcevic for a while and I think he's a big influence - we were noticeably poorer when he went off last time out so hopefully we'll find a solution.
Anything could happen but theoretically we have the quality to win through. Reckon we'll do it by the odd goal.

3Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Fri Mar 19 2021, 13:01

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Has 1-0 to the away side written all over it. We'll no doubt have 75% possession and 25 shots into row Z though.

4Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Fri Mar 19 2021, 13:55

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Has 1-0 to the away side written all over it. We'll no doubt have 75% possession and 25 shots into row Z though.

Some things don’t change

5Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Fri Mar 19 2021, 14:42

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:

Some things don’t change
On which note if you’re going to repeat your “we’ll hammer them 3 nil” claim, this might be the week to do it Boggers 👍

6Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Fri Mar 19 2021, 15:18

Boggersbelief

Boggersbelief
Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
On which note if you’re going to repeat your “we’ll hammer them 3 nil” claim, this might be the week to do it Boggers 👍

I reckon a dull draw 0-0

7Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Fri Mar 19 2021, 16:02

MartinBWFC

MartinBWFC
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
3-1 Bolton, they'll come to park the bus, but I think we get an early goal, and open them up.

8Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Fri Mar 19 2021, 18:11

T.R.O.Y.


Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Would be just like us not to turn up tomorrow.

9Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Fri Mar 19 2021, 19:26

Boggersbelief

Boggersbelief
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I’ve got PTSD from the past 12 years supporting the dross we’ve been stuck with. I never expect a win anymore

10Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 09:25

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I’ve got PTSD from the past 12 years supporting the dross we’ve been stuck with. I never expect a win anymore
Know that feeling. Thing is it’s been a real bonus to watch us string together enough wins to climb from relegation material to promotion contenders but we can be sure that as soon as we lose a game our fickle fans will be calling for the manager’s head again. No patience some folk.

11Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 10:59

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Walsall


Bolton Wanderers host Walsall at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday as they aim to continue their excellent form which has seen them win nine and draw two of their last 11 matches.

Pre-Match Quotes:

Ian Evatt: “We’re fully focused on our own job and our own fixtures. A quarter of the season to go that’s a lot of points, we’ve got to take care of our own business and prepare for Walsall.

“I’d much rather have this pressure than what we had earlier in the season. Nothing good in life comes without pressure. We’re enjoying our work and performances. We want more and we’re determined to keep it going.

“We’re going to enjoy the pressure and keep trying to get results and then hopefully we can do enough to get this team out of this division.

“We need to treat every game like it’s a cup final. It’s an old cliche but we haven’t got time for off days, we have to be full tilt until the end of the season.”


James Clarke (Walsall captain): “Bolton is obviously a much different project, it will be a lot different and we’ll look at how they play and change the way we’re going to go about it.

“But we have to take confidence from Crawley. I’m gutted with the result but we have to look back at the game and see we’ve done some really good things and kept them very quiet.

“Some of the performances and battling was unbelievable, so we need to keep that spirit, more boys becoming men.”


How to Watch:

Wanderers’ supporters can watch the game against Walsall by purchasing an iFollow BWFC video match pass for just £10 you don’t have to miss a kick.

An iFollow BWFC video match pass will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with the entire match streamed through any compatible laptop, computer, tablet, or mobile device in the United Kingdom.


Team News:

Wanderers captain Antoni Sarcevic will be out of action for several weeks after picking up a hamstring injury during last weekend’s victory at Port Vale.

Otherwise, Ian Evatt has no fresh injury concerns as he aims to extend Wanderers’ unbeaten record to a 12th game.


Bookies Odds:

Bolton Wanderers win: 8/11

Draw: 5/2

Walsall win: 15/4

Correct as of 19/3/2021 (1pm) on skybet.com


Form:

Wanderers are currently at the summit of the Sky Bet League Two form table over the last ten games.

Nine wins and two draws during an eleven-game period have seen them pick up 29 points from a possible 33.

Meanwhile, the Saddlers were denied a much-needed victory against Crawley Town last time out when their opponents netted a 97th-minute leveller. From their last ten games, they have won one, lost five, and drawn four matches.


Last time out:

Walsall picked up the three points at the Banks's Stadium earlier in the season when they ran out 2-1 winners.

Wanderers took the lead through Eoin Doyle but goals from Elijah Adebayo and Rory Holden sealed the victory for the Midlanders.


Danger Man - Wes McDonald

A dynamic winger who is a real attacking threat for Walsall, McDonald has impressed during his time in the West Midlands following a move from Yeovil Town in July 2019 and so far this season, he has made 36 appearances (3 goals) at the time of writing.

Born in London, McDonald spent time in the youth ranks at Crystal Palace and Fulham before a move to Birmingham City in 2012 to continue his scholarship. Handed his first professional contract during his time at St. Andrew’s, the winger never made a senior appearance for the Blues and learned his trade whilst on loan at Nuneaton Town and Solihull Moors.

Making a permanent switch to Yeovil Town in August 2018, he spent a single season at Huish Park before signing for Walsall. Last season for the Saddlers, he managed 35 appearances (7 goals) before the season was cut short in March 2020.


Match Officials:

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge.

Assistant Referees: David Hunt and Richard Woodward.

Fourth Official: Thomas Harty.

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12Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 14:45

Sluffy

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13Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 14:52

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Radio Nuts is now live!

14Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 17:01

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
What a turn around! ::bwfcfan::

15Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 17:02

BoltonTillIDie

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Good come back, 1 point off automatic promotion now

16Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 17:13

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Great to scab a win but it was unconvincing and very stressful to watch. Anyone mentioning City in the same breath as that wants their head examining.

17Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 17:45

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Poor game and especially the first half but we keep playing poorly and winning which bodes well. Can we really start to dream of promotion?

18Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 17:52

finlaymcdanger

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El Hadji Diouf
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Poor game and especially the first half but we keep playing poorly and winning which bodes well. Can we really start to dream of promotion?
Don’t do it to yourself yet, Norpig. It’s probably going to be a slog to climb the table from where we now are.

19Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 18:03

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Poor game and especially the first half but we keep playing poorly and winning which bodes well. Can we really start to dream of promotion?
Don’t do it to yourself yet, Norpig. It’s probably going to be a slog to climb the table from where we now are.

I agree. Don't jinx it all! Very Happy

20Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 18:05

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

21Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 18:30

wessy

wessy
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
A Wins a win put it wasn't pretty Footy Gods are with us at the minute. The record will show a 2-1 win and three points and at this stage that's all that matters

22Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 18:59

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Pretty awful performance, perhaps the players had been reading all the hype?

Referee was kind to us today, not sure we'd have won without him.

Again, toothless in attack. It's time Miller was given a few games.

We're on a great run, but how many times have we blown the opposition away or played well for the majority of the match? Cambridge at home perhaps, not many others.

There will have to be a big improvement at FGR next weekend if we're to win that.

23Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 19:37

Boggersbelief

Boggersbelief
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I knew today wouldn’t be easy against a side that clearly set out to waste as much time as possible and get under our skin. It worked perfectly first half but we all know cream always rises to the top. We’ve shown some amazing mettle to grind out wins lately. 

We are well overdue to knock 3/4 past someone and what better time to do it live on sky next weekend.

24Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 21:18

Sluffy

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Fwiw I thought Evans would have made a few changes for todays game, considering he was talking about the team needed rotating, players not getting much time to heal from the niggles they have been picking, all the players have a part to play, etc, etc, and that Walsall aren't really that good a team.

I know some/most of what he says is just 'talk' and he has now found his best eleven but even still I would have thought a few would have started on the bench today and that players like Brockbank, Thomason and maybe even Maddison given a start.

Still another game and another win and a couple of other results went for us too.

Just hope we just don't run out of gas if the same eleven or so play the remaing games, as it looks to me now that might be his plan (injury and suspensions permitting).

25Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 21:34

Boggersbelief

Boggersbelief
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I’ve now seen Nat and Sluffy call Evatt ‘Evans’

What’s going on?

26Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sat Mar 20 2021, 22:29

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
All that matters at the moment is the win, so long as we keep grinding them out I’m happy and confidence will remain high (we do need to perform better though). Unbelievable run of results, doesn’t matter what league your in the staff and players deserve immense credit for this.

27Bolton 2-1 Walsall Empty Re: Bolton 2-1 Walsall Sun Mar 21 2021, 10:33

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Report: Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Walsall

Bolton Wanderers came from behind to pick up their tenth win in 12 games as they beat Walsall at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Sam Perry put the visitors in front with a precise strike from distance but Ian Evatt’s men dialled up the heat in the second half to run out deserved winners thanks to a header from Kieran Lee and an Eoin Doyle spot-kick, which took his tally to 15 goals for the season.

The Wanderers boss made just one enforced change with Lloyd Isgrove coming in for injured captain Antoni Sarcevic who tore his hamstring last Saturday at Port Vale.

Wanderers were on the front foot early on with Saddlers’ keeper Liam Roberts eventually holding on to a 20-yard drive from Dapo Afolayan.

The on-loan West Ham man somehow kept the ball in over on the far side and charged goalwards with his resulting shot being blocked by a Walsall defender.

Declan John’s centre was cleared at the expense of a corner after some intricate passing place set up the opportunity.

Walsall put in a decent display in the first half though, and Emmanuel Osabede’s shot on the turn was easily saved by Matt Gilks as the visitors broke forward.

The visitors took the lead after 28 minutes when Sam Perry’s shot from distance found its way past a diving Gilks.

Moments later, Wanderers charged forward and Nathan Delfouneso’s strike took a deflection for a corner.

Kieran Lee’s volley from distance flew just over the bar after the ball fell into his path following the corner kick. Wanderers were searching for a way back into the game.

Wanderers won a free-kick just outside the box when Afolayan was upended by James Clarke, who received a yellow card for the challenge. The midfielder picked himself up and took the set-piece which cannoned into the wall.

Five minutes following the restart, Afolayan’s shot from 20-yards dipped just over the bar after Lee won possession.

Wanderers had a great opportunity equalise moments later when Afolayan headed over from close range after meeting Gethin Jones’ inch-perfect cross from the right-hand side.

At the other end, Caolan Lavery flashed a shot wide just before the hour mark.

Liam Roberts’ tipped Declan John’s cross into the box over his bar after the ball appeared to be heading goalwards.

Another opportunity fell Wanderers' way when Ricardo Almeida Santos powered in to meet John’s corner, but the big defender was unable to keep his header on target.

Wanderers got a deserved equaliser after 68 minutes when Lee headed the ball over the line after Roberts’ kept out Jones’ deflected cross.

Walsall were then reduced to ten men for the final 17 minutes when Hayden White was shown a straight red for grabbing Afolayan around the throat.

Wanderers took the lead with ten minutes of the game remaining when Doyle slammed home his 15th goal of the campaign from the penalty spot after Lee was upended.

With five minutes of the game remaining, Arthur Gnahoua and Zack Elbouzedi came on for Afolayan and Isgrove, while Shaun Miller replaced Doyle moments after.

The hosts saw out the game comfortably to claim a victory that put them within one point of the automatic promotion places.


Bolton Wanderers: Gilks, Jones, Almeida Santos, Baptiste, John, Williams, Lee, Isgrove (Elbouzedi 85), Delfouneso (Thomason 90+3), Afolayan (Gnahoua 84), Doyle (Miller 90+1).

Unused Subs: Brockbank, Tutte, Maddison.

Goals: Lee (67), Doyle pen (80)


Walsall: Roberts, Norman, White, Clarke, Sadler (Osei Yaw 88), Melbourne, Kinsella, Perry, Gordon (Cockerill-Mollett 77), Osadebe (McDonald 88), Lavery (Bates 88).

Unused Subs: Rose, Sinclair, Wright.

Goal: Perry (28)

Red Card: White (73)

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