Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Burton Albion: Trotters pick off Albion in narrow win

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Bolton Wanderers’ 2-1 win over Burton Albion on Tuesday, was hard fought at University of Bolton Stadium. Both Bolton Wanderers and Burton Albion arrived at the challenge after previous wins. Bolton Wanderers were looking to pick up points after winning last match. Burton Albion were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against Cheltenham Town in their last match. Bolton Wanderers are now in 5th place, with 27 points from 16 matches, while Burton Albion sit in 23rd, with 12 points from 16.

After an uneventful first half, Burton Albion fought back the second half, when Sam Hughes found the net, 73 minutes in. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Amadou Bakayoko producing an equaliser in the 87th minute, bringing Bolton Wanderers level. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Jon Bodvarsson just before the final whistle to give a final score of 2-1.

Substitutions for Bolton Wanderers included Kieran Lee, Kieran Sadlier, Amadou Bakayoko, Joshua Sheehan and Jon Bodvarsson for George Thomason, Dion Charles, Oladapo Afolayan, Kyle Dempsey and Elias Kachunga, respectively. Burton Albion brought on Jonny Smith, Joe Powell and Elliot Thorpe for John Brayford, Davis Keillor-Dunn and Jonny Smith.

There were bookings for Oladapo Afolayan and Jon Bodvarsson from Bolton Wanderers. For Burton Albion, Victor Adeboyejo saw yellow.

Bolton Wanderers will play at home against Oxford United, while Burton Albion will face Sheffield Wednesday away.

Technical card:
Bolton Wanderers:Oladapo Afolayan (Amadou Bakayoko, min.74), George Thomason (Kieran Lee, min.66), Dion Charles (Kieran Sadlier, min.66), Kyle Dempsey (Joshua Sheehan, min.74) and Elias Kachunga (Jon Bodvarsson, min.74)
Burton Albion:John Brayford (Jonny Smith, min.21), Victor Adeboyejo, Davis Keillor-Dunn (Joe Powell, min.67) and Sam Hughes
Stadium:University of Bolton Stadium
Goals:Sam Hughes (0-1, min. 73), Amadou Bakayoko (1-1, min. 87) and Jon Bodvarsson (2-1, min. 90)