Bolton avoided a sixth defeat of the season as Alex Baptiste's late goal rescued a point against Yeovil.

Ed Upson's speculative 30-yard effort gave Yeovil the lead with just 11 minutes remaining.

But Bolton defender Matt Mills smashed a header against the crossbar and Baptiste was on hand to nod in the equaliser.

The Trotters are still without a win this season, but the point was enough to move them off the bottom.

Bolton were one of the favourites for promotion after they narrowly missed out on a play-off spot last season, but they have had a disappointing start to the campaign.

Troubled times

Bolton have mustered four points from a possible 27, and have not won in 11 league outings, since a 2-1 home victory over Middlesbrough on 20 April.

In an effort to inspire a turnaround in his side's fortunes, Bolton manager Dougie Freedman made three loan signings in the days before the game - Liam Feeney and Neil Danns from Millwall and Leicester respectively, plus Cardiff's Kevin McNaughton.

None of the three started, however, with Feeney and Danns on the bench and McNaughton left out of the squad completely.

Nevertheless, Bolton had the better chances in a relatively flat first half as Medo Kamara rattled the post before Lee Chung-yong forced Yeovil keeper Wayne Hennessey to save with his chest.

Bolton increased the intensity after the break and substitute striker Jermaine Beckford twice went through on goal. His first effort was denied by Hennessey before he shot wide on the second occasion.

A first win of the season seemed increasingly likely for Bolton until poor goalkeeping gifted their fellow strugglers Yeovil the opener.

Upson tried his luck with a shot from distance that dribbled towards Adam Bogdan, but the Bolton keeper somehow let the ball slip through his legs and over the line.

However, Bogdan was left relieved just before full time when Baptiste headed in the equaliser, before Zat Knight almost stole all three points for the hosts with a header in the last seconds of the game.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"I understand the fans' frustration. They pay good money and they want short-term results and that's completely fine.

"I've been in this position before and I will fix this. I understand exactly what we have to do and I understand this division.

"Adam Bogdan's got to dust himself down and get in training tomorrow with his chest up and chin up and ready to go against Blackpool.

"He's got all the right attributes to be top class. His concentration has just let him down a bit today."

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

"It's like a broken record, every week we seem to get something where somebody makes a poor decision.

"The lads are pretty adamant the cross was out of play, which is why a few people stopped because they thought it was a yard out.

"We've got to be careful that you don't get too carried away with being disappointed with a point at Bolton.

"We're disappointed because we were 1-0 up, albeit a mistake from the keeper."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 04 Mills
  • 05 Ream
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 23 Tierney (Knight - 64' )
  • 06 Spearing
  • 07 Eagles
  • 11 Hall
  • 27 Lee (Feeney - 54' )
  • 44 Medo Booked
  • 09 Ngog (Beckford - 54' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 12 Knight
  • 18 Danns
  • 21 Pratley
  • 26 Feeney
  • 10 Beckford
  • 38 Odelusi

Yeovil Town

  • 27 Hennessey
  • 00 Duffy
  • 02 Ayling Booked
  • 06 Seaborne Booked
  • 21 Davis
  • 04 Edwards
  • 08 Upson
  • 19 Ralls
  • 23 Grant (Dawson - 88' )
  • 17 Madden
  • 28 Williams

Substitutes

  • 24 Dunn
  • 03 McAllister
  • 07 Dawson
  • 10 Foley
  • 09 Hayter
  • 11 Ngoo
  • 14 Hoskins
Ref: Harrington
Att: 14,716

Match Stats

Shots

18 11

On target

5 6

Corners

5 7

Fouls

5 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:24 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:44

Chance falls to Zat Knight who heads at goal. Wayne Hennessey catches the ball.

90:00 +3:42

Liam Feeney produces a cross.

90:00 +3:25

Clearance by Liam Davis.

90:00 +2:51

The ball is crossed by Tim Ream.

90:00 +2:42

Liam Davis makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:41

The ball is sent over by Liam Feeney.

90:00 +2:29

Mohamed Medo manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:27

Joe Ralls crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90:00 +2:02

Foul by Jay Spearing on Kevin Dawson, free kick awarded.

90:00 +0:45

Booking for Luke Ayling for dissent.

90:00 +0:45 Booking

Booking

90:00 +0:42

The assist for the goal came from Zat Knight.

90:00 +0:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Baptiste - Bolton 1 - 1 Yeovil Alex Baptiste scores with a header. Bolton 1-1 Yeovil.

90:00 +0:38

Header by Matt Mills strikes the bar.

90:00 +0:37

A cross is delivered by Zat Knight.

90:00 +0:30

The ball is delivered by Liam Feeney.

90:00 +0:21

Shot by Chris Eagles. Matt Mills has a headed effort at goal. Blocked by Andy Williams. Shane Duffy gets a block in.

90:00 +0:17

Free kick taken by Liam Feeney.

89:38

Foul by Liam Davis on Mohamed Medo, free kick awarded.

88:46

Clearance made by Liam Davis.

88:27

Daniel Seaborne manages to make a clearance.

88:25

Liam Feeney delivers the ball.

88:07

Clearance by Shane Duffy.

87:35 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Dawson comes on in place of Joel Grant.

86:52

Clearance made by Liam Davis.

86:42

Edward Upson takes a shot. Adam Bogdan catches the ball.

86:00

Tim Ream makes a clearance.

85:28

Header at goal by Mohamed Medo misses left of the target.

85:24

Centre by Liam Feeney.

85:09

Chris Eagles crosses the ball.

84:51

Joe Edwards makes a clearance.

84:23

Liam Davis makes a clearance.

83:53

Chris Eagles crosses the ball in from the free kick.

83:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Ayling on Robert Hall.

83:13

Liam Davis makes a clearance.

82:16

A cross is delivered by Luke Ayling.

82:14

Clearance by Matt Mills.

82:12

Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

80:47

Clearance by Daniel Seaborne.

80:42

Free kick taken by Tim Ream.

80:26

Joe Ralls challenges Robert Hall unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:52

Joe Ralls provided the assist for the goal.

78:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Edward Upson - Bolton 0 - 1 Yeovil Edward Upson scores with their right foot. Bolton 0-1 Yeovil.

78:21

The ball is sent over by Chris Eagles.

78:00

Liam Davis makes a clearance.

77:19

Clearance by Liam Davis.

76:41

Clearance made by Zat Knight.

76:35

Clearance made by Tim Ream.

76:20

Clearance by Matt Mills.

76:15

Corner taken by Edward Upson from the right by-line.

76:12

Clearance made by Zat Knight.

75:48

Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

75:20

Jermaine Beckford is ruled offside.

74:08

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

73:25

Corner taken by Edward Upson.

72:44

Liam Feeney takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

72:39

A cross is delivered by Robert Hall.

72:01

Corner taken by Edward Upson.

71:39

Clearance made by Zat Knight.

71:36

Corner taken by Edward Upson.

71:14

Clearance made by Tim Ream.

71:12

The ball is swung over by Luke Ayling.

70:34

Shot by Paddy Madden went over the bar.

70:11

Clearance made by Edward Upson.

69:52

Liam Feeney crosses the ball.

67:43

Jermaine Beckford takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wayne Hennessey catches the ball.

67:24

Zat Knight makes a clearance.

66:34

Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

66:09

Foul by Joel Grant on Mohamed Medo, free kick awarded.

65:28

Centre by Liam Feeney.

65:08

The ball is sent over by Liam Davis.

64:48

Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

64:08

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

63:47 Substitution

Substitution Zat Knight on for Marc Tierney.

63:21

Mohamed Medo manages to make a clearance.

63:20

Centre by Paddy Madden.

63:14

Clearance by Mohamed Medo.

62:33

Mohamed Medo shown a yellow card.

62:33 Booking

Booking

61:39

Tim Ream manages to make a clearance.

61:39

The ball is swung over by Liam Davis.

61:03

Tim Ream manages to make a clearance.

59:29

Clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

59:26

Shot by Paddy Madden went wide left of the target.

58:21

Clearance made by Liam Davis.

58:18

Robert Hall restarts play with the free kick.

57:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Davis on Liam Feeney.

56:50

Shot by Liam Davis went over the crossbar.

56:10

Robert Hall takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wayne Hennessey makes a block.

55:57

Clearance by Edward Upson.

55:30

Header at goal by Andy Williams to the left of the net.

55:15

Edward Upson sends in a cross.

55:09

Marc Tierney makes a clearance.

55:08

Luke Ayling crosses the ball.

54:55

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

54:35

Matt Mills takes the free kick.

53:58 Substitution

Substitution Liam Feeney comes on in place of Chung-Yong Lee.

53:41 Substitution

Substitution David Ngog leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Beckford.

53:26

Joe Edwards challenges Jay Spearing unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52:47

Tim Ream manages to make a clearance.

52:47

The ball is delivered by Joe Ralls.

52:33

Clearance by Matt Mills.

52:15

Clearance made by David Ngog.

52:10

Corner taken by Edward Upson.

51:52

Clearance by Jay Spearing.

51:47

Paddy Madden delivers the ball.

50:49

Corner taken by Robert Hall.

50:22

Clearance made by Joel Grant.

50:03

Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

49:42

Chris Eagles concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis.

49:02

Joel Grant takes a shot. Adam Bogdan parries the effort to safety.

49:01

Clearance made by Matt Mills.

48:56

Joe Edwards sends in a cross.

48:17

Shot by Chris Eagles went wide right of the net.

47:10

David Ngog takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

45:59

Chris Eagles crosses the ball.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:18 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:39

Robert Hall crosses the ball.

45:00 +0:25

Jay Spearing takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Medo by Joe Edwards.

44:02

Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a block.

43:40

Matt Mills makes a clearance.

42:57

Clearance made by Shane Duffy.

42:17

Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

42:03

Foul by David Ngog on Daniel Seaborne, free kick awarded.

41:05

Clearance made by Shane Duffy.

40:18

Joe Ralls takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Adam Bogdan prevents the goal.

40:07

Centre by Paddy Madden.

39:32

Daniel Seaborne restarts play with the free kick.

39:01

The offside flag is raised against David Ngog.

37:59

Chris Eagles has an effort direct from the free kick that misses right.

37:22 Booking

Booking

37:22

Daniel Seaborne shown a yellow card.

37:18

Robert Hall fouled by Daniel Seaborne, the ref awards a free kick.

36:34

Corner taken by Chris Eagles from the left by-line.

36:19

Daniel Seaborne manages to make a clearance.

36:14

The ball is crossed by Jay Spearing.

36:07

David Ngog crosses the ball.

35:19

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chung-Yong Lee.

35:17

Edward Upson manages to make a clearance.

33:31

Corner taken by Robert Hall.

33:05

Daniel Seaborne manages to make a clearance.

33:04

Alex Baptiste delivers the ball.

32:07

Luke Ayling restarts play with the free kick.

30:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Medo on Andy Williams.

30:21

Shane Duffy makes a clearance.

30:03

Clearance made by Shane Duffy.

29:43

Joe Ralls takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

27:44

Joe Edwards heads at goal. Adam Bogdan catches the ball.

27:43

The ball is delivered by Joe Ralls.

27:35

Matt Mills makes a clearance.

27:30

The ball is swung over by Joe Edwards.

26:42

Shane Duffy manages to make a clearance.

25:50

Marc Tierney manages to make a clearance.

25:36

Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

25:34

The ball is delivered by Joe Edwards.

25:23

Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

25:00

Shane Duffy fouled by David Ngog, the ref awards a free kick.

24:50

Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

24:20

Joe Edwards is ruled offside.

24:10

Mohamed Medo makes a clearance.

24:07

The ball is swung over by Liam Davis.

23:39

Clearance made by Shane Duffy.

22:45

Header by Alex Baptiste misses left.

22:40

The ball is delivered by Robert Hall.

22:35

Robert Hall decides to take the corner short.

22:13

David Ngog has an effort at goal. Blocked by Shane Duffy.

21:14

David Ngog makes a clearance.

21:13

Edward Upson delivers the ball.

21:04

Clearance by Alex Baptiste.

21:00

Corner from the right by-line taken by Edward Upson.

20:42

Joe Edwards produces a cross.

20:42

Tim Ream makes a clearance.

20:19

Tim Ream manages to make a clearance.

19:48

Shane Duffy makes a clearance.

19:47

Robert Hall sends in a cross.

19:32

Shane Duffy manages to make a clearance.

19:27

Clearance by Mohamed Medo.

19:23

Clearance made by Marc Tierney.

19:23

The ball is crossed by Joe Ralls.

17:39

Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

17:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Ngog.

16:14

Clearance by Shane Duffy.

14:35

Shot by Paddy Madden. Adam Bogdan safely holds on.

14:30

Tim Ream makes a clearance.

14:29

The ball is swung over by Liam Davis.

14:12

Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

14:11

Joe Edwards crosses the ball.

14:01

Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

13:33

David Ngog is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

13:25

Mohamed Medo takes a shot and hits the post.

12:59

Clearance by Daniel Seaborne.

11:58

The ball is swung over by Robert Hall.

11:25

Clearance by Liam Davis.

10:56

A cross is delivered by Robert Hall.

10:09

Marc Tierney delivers the ball.

9:30

Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.

9:17

Foul by Liam Davis on Jay Spearing, free kick awarded.

8:52

Chris Eagles takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Shane Duffy.

8:45

Clearance made by Liam Davis.

8:18

Matt Mills takes the free kick.

8:05

Daniel Seaborne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Hall.

7:29

Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

7:19

David Ngog is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

6:37

The ball is crossed by Marc Tierney.

6:28

Free kick taken by Jay Spearing.

6:22

Joe Ralls gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Medo.

5:45

Robert Hall takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

5:29

Marc Tierney makes a clearance.

5:14

Marc Tierney manages to make a clearance.

5:14

Centre by Joe Ralls.

4:18

Liam Davis manages to make a clearance.

4:10

David Ngog makes a clearance.

4:04

Corner taken by Edward Upson from the right by-line.

3:50

Tim Ream manages to make a clearance.

3:42

Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

3:10

The offside flag is raised against David Ngog.

2:19

Tim Ream manages to make a clearance.

0:45

The ball is swung over by Chung-Yong Lee.

0:20

Clearance made by Luke Ayling.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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