University of Bolton Stadium
11/08/2018 3:00 pm
Referee: John Brooks
|Bolton Wanderers||Bristol City|
|Buckley, Magennis||Weimann, Paterson|
|Ben Alnwick||Niki Maenpaa|
|Pawel Olkowski||Jack Hunt|
|David Wheater||Adam Webster|
|Mark Beevers||Nathan Baker|
|Andy Taylor||Lloyd Kelly|
|Josh Vela||Niclas Eliasson|
|Jason Lowe||Josh Brownhill|
|Luke Murphy||Marlon Pack|
|Craig Noone||Callum O'Dowda|
|Josh Magennis||Jamie Paterson|
|Will Buckley||Andreas Weimann|
|Ben Williams||Max O'Leary|
|Mark Little||Eros Pisano|
|Erhun Oztumer||Korey Smith|
|Adam Le Fondre||Matty Taylor|
|Jack Hobbs||Liam Walsh|
|Gary O'Neil||Marley Watkins|
|Yanic Wildschut||Mohamed Eisa|
Bolton couldn’t make it back to back wins as they drew their first home game of the season 2-2 against Bristol City.
The first half was flat. Bristol City had more shots and possession by a long way but still managed to be not much more effective than Wanderers, bar a hit post. Going in at the break, it felt okay, if not particularly good.
Things did improve in the second half. From a set-piece, Will Buckley was adjudged to have got the decisive touch to put us ahead, then Josh Magennis, who apparently can’t finish. made it two goals in two to double our lead. It felt almost too good, and in time Bristol City would claw both goals back, firstly through Andi Weimann, then Jamie Paterson, finishing well after Bolton lost their way defending a counter attack.
Before the game, I would have taken a point, not sure however after being 2-0 up. Still, four points from our first two games represents a good start.
Bolton subs: O’Neil on for Murphy (66), Wildschut on for Buckley (74), Le Fondre on for Noone (80)
Bristol City subs: Watkins on for O’Dowda (66), Taylor on for Weimann (87), Eisa on for Eliasson (93)