Date: 24th October 2016 at 11:16pm
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Bolton moved into the automatic promotion spots after Zach Clough stole the show and Wanderers took the three points from Gigg Lane.

Quite a bit was made of the fact that we hadn’t won a league match at Gigg Lane since 1929, but the away side started out on top and we lead within 13 minutes.

In a slice of irony, Niall Maher, who has been released from Bolton in the summer, brought down Clough, who one could argue had gone down a little too easily, and the striker slotted home for his third goal of the season.

In Bolton fashion, Bury did get a bit of the ball, and at times watching (for once on TV!) I felt a bit nervous, but we were truthfully in control. Clough could have made it two, and should have quite frankly, but Maher balanced things out by heading his shot behind.

Sammy Ameobi was lively, but seemed to not have the effectiveness that he has displayed in some games since e joined the Trotters.

Clough won a second penalty in the second half. This time Leon Barnett was the offender, and it was a more clear-cut one than the first. Clough stepped up and doubled our advantage. That is now five clean sheets in a row, second in the league, and any questions of the Phil Parkinson regime rightly quietened for now.

 

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