Bolton remain second from bottom and without a win after they were held to a goalless draw by Lancashire rivals Blackpool.

Wanderers, who are enduring their worst league start for 50 years, hit the woodwork through Jermaine Beckford.

The former Everton and Leeds striker also forced Matt Gilks into an excellent save.

Ricardo Fuller had the home side's best chance when his cross-cum-shot was cleared off the line by Alex Baptiste.

Blackpool, who are enjoying their best start in 18 years, could have gone second with a win, but they found themselves under pressure for long periods.

Liam Feeney, signed on loan from Millwall, looked dangerous down the right and almost beat Gilks with a deflected cross.

Goalscoring run comes to an end

The goalless draw ends Blackpool's record of scoring in every Championship game this season.

After weathering the early storm, the home side had a goal disallowed for offside before Bobby Grant fired straight at Adam Bogdan.

Blackpool are now without a win in their last three but could count themselves lucky to take a point after the woodwork prevented Beckford from scoring and Tim Ream fired over from just six yards out for Bolton.

Paul Ince's side are just four points behind league leaders Burnley, while Bolton are one of only four sides in the entire Football League without a win so far.

Blackpool assistant manager Alex Rae: "It was a hard-fought encounter. We knew it wasn't going to be easy because Bolton have a rich squad of players - you look at their bench and there's top players there.

"I suppose the most pleasing thing for me and the manager is that we've got a clean sheet and we can pride ourselves on that. It will give us a foundation to build on."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (3)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Robinson
  • 06 Broadfoot
  • 05 Mackenzie
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 17 Basham Booked
  • 15 Dobbie
  • 11 Ince
  • 18 Osbourne
  • 10 Grant (Bishop - 67' )
  • 19 Fuller (Chopra - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Tyson
  • 27 Barkhuizen
  • 12 Bishop
  • 08 Chopra
  • 02 Orr
  • 13 Warner
  • 09 Davies

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 05 Ream
  • 17 McNaughton
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 04 Mills
  • 21 Pratley
  • 44 Kamara
  • 18 Danns
  • 26 Feeney (Lee Chung-yong - 74' )
  • 06 Spearing
  • 10 Beckford

Substitutes

  • 07 Eagles
  • 12 Knight
  • 11 Hall
  • 31 Wheater
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong
  • 24 Lonergan
  • 09 Ngog
Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Att: 13,819

Match Stats

Shots

16 11

On target

4 2

Corners

6 2

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Blackpool 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

90:00 +3:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

90:00 +2:05

Offside, Blackpool. Thomas Ince tries a through ball, but Kirk Broadfoot is caught offside.

90:00 +1:51

Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kirk Broadfoot.

89:27

Foul by Michael Chopra (Blackpool).

89:27

Kevin McNaughton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Chopra replaces Ricardo Fuller.

85:50

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

85:50

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:17

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:17

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

83:13

Attempt missed. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross following a corner.

82:48

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

82:30

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darren Pratley with a cross.

79:07

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

78:04

Offside, Blackpool. Stephen Dobbie tries a through ball, but Neal Bishop is caught offside.

73:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lee Chung-Yong replaces Liam Feeney.

71:30

Attempt missed. Jack Robinson (Blackpool) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Isaiah Osbourne.

71:03

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

70:03

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

70:03

Medo (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:00

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Basham.

66:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Neal Bishop replaces Robert Grant.

65:15

Attempt missed. Robert Grant (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Grant.

64:40

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Isaiah Osbourne.

60:37

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:37

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).

59:39 Booking

Booking Chris Basham (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:32

Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:32

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

58:12

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

58:12

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:16

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

55:05

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

55:05

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:58

Offside, Blackpool. Stephen Dobbie tries a through ball, but Ricardo Fuller is caught offside.

49:39

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross.

49:04

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Basham.

48:59

Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Darren Pratley.

48:22

Robert Grant (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:22

Dangerous play by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

46:32

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Kevin McNaughton.

46:29

Attempt blocked. Robert Grant (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Ince.

45:59

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

45:56

Attempt saved. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

45:00

Second Half begins Blackpool 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Blackpool 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

45:00 +0:03

Robert Grant (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +0:03

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

43:41

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

42:59

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

42:59

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:47

Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

38:45

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

38:33

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

35:39

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

35:39

Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:35

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller with a headed pass.

34:13

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

34:13

Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:31

Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Cathcart.

30:49

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tim Ream.

30:17

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

30:07

Attempt saved. Robert Grant (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller.

29:36

Medo (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:36

Foul by Thomas Ince (Blackpool).

28:51

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neil Danns.

28:00

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:00

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

25:14

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

25:14

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:59

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:59

Foul by Thomas Ince (Blackpool).

23:38

Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) header from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

22:27

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller.

19:44

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

19:44

Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:05

Offside, Blackpool. Ricardo Fuller tries a through ball, but Stephen Dobbie is caught offside.

18:24

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

18:24

Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:50

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

15:50

Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:53

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney.

14:16

Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:11

Attempt blocked. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Darren Pratley.

13:50

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

12:44

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:44

Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).

3:37

Attempt saved. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller.

2:47

Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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