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Remembering The 33 and Another Big Night: Bolton v Cambridge Preview


Bolton are involved in another clash at the top of League Two tonight – after Saturday’s draw at Bradford it’s back to the University of Bolton Stadium where the opponents are second-placed Cambridge.

As important as the football is however, the 75th anniversary of the Burnden Park disaster must, and will be marked. 33 people went to a football match and never came home, and that can never be forgotten. There will be pre-match activity, including the laying wreaths and a minute’s silence. The club have also put out a video on social media today, around 10 minutes in length, where club chaplain Phil Mason effectively delivered a virtual memorial service – it is definitely worth a watch.

Once the football gets underway, Wanderers will be hoping to make it eight wins out of the last 10 games. Realistically, they can only climb one spot up the league table, but they could end the night just three points of an automatic spot.

IAN EVATT | Manager ahead of Cambridge United home fixture – YouTube

Team news

There don’t seem to be any new issues once again. As an aside, the Daily Mail, taking time out from their awful world views, reported that Marcus Maddison had overslept which was why he missed the Barrow match, but Ian Evatt has insisted he was unwell.


This is our first game against Cambridge at home since December 1990, when we played out a 2-2 draw in the Third Division. More recently, we drew 1-1 away in October.

The opposition

Cambridge have been around the top positions all season, and they’re no different now, second ahead of tonight’s clash. Their form is a little more inconsistent than ours though, with two defeats in their last five. Paul Mullin has undoubtedly been their main danger this season, with 23 league goals.


Like Saturday, two good teams going up against each other. 1-1

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