Bolton are still looking for their first home league win of the season after David McGoldrick's equaliser rescued a point for visitors Ipswich.

The Trotters broke the deadlock when Medo Kamara's free-kick beat the dive of goalkeeper Dean Gerken midway into the second half.

But they held the lead for only eight minutes before McGoldrick drilled in from just outside the area.

The draw leaves Bolton 21st in the Championship while Ipswich are 13th.

Bolton stat

  • Bolton are unbeaten in five games (W1, D4) but have only won twice this season

Both sides created a handful of opportunities in the first half.

Former Leeds forward Jermaine Beckford attempted a brilliant acrobatic effort that flew just inches over the bar.

At the other end, Ryan Tunnicliffe, on loan from Manchester United, had his shot blocked by Andy Lonergan, following a good move involving Luke Hyam and McGoldrick.

Beckford had another chance when former Liverpool player David Ngog pulled the ball back for him but he fired wide.

The hosts also created the first opportunity of the second half when South Korea's Chung-Yong Lee fired in a long-range strike that was tipped over by Gerken.

They finally made the breakthrough when Kamara found the net after Beckford had been fouled by Christophe Berra on the edge of the area.

But Town were level moments later. Cole Skuse's shot was blocked but the ball fell to McGoldrick, who rifled in from outside the box.

The goalscorer had another chance soon after the restart but failed to get enough power on his effort.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"Football fans pay good money these days and I've asked the fans to get behind the team and they have done throughout the game. I think that we've got to live with the pressure, I felt that it was a very hard game and we were very dogged today.

"But we let ourselves down conceding after we went ahead and that was our downfall again today. I was disappointed with that after we looked quite strong and determined to win the game.

"I thought that Medo in particular did really well. Medo's passing range was very good today and he isn't renowned for his free-kicks, but after that one he told me that he needs to be taking more."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"I'm delighted with a point because that is probably our worst performance away from home this season. The game was not particularly good. I described it as awful, dour and dire in different interviews and that's probably what it was.

"It was a great strike from David McGoldrick. I said to him at half-time that it wasn't his day today because he didn't play particularly well.

"Their strikers were a handful so I'm happy with our back four and how they played as well."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Bolton Wanderers

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 17 McNaughton
  • 15 Baptiste Booked
  • 44 Kamara
  • 04 Mills
  • 05 Ream
  • 27 Lee (Hall - 80' )
  • 06 Spearing
  • 10 Beckford
  • 09 Ngog (Eagles - 75' )
  • 18 Danns

Substitutes

  • 07 Eagles
  • 11 Hall
  • 12 Knight
  • 14 Moritz
  • 21 Pratley
  • 28 Davies
  • 37 Lee-Barrett

Ipswich Town

  • 22 Gerken
  • 04 Chambers
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 08 Skuse
  • 06 Berra Booked
  • 05 Smith
  • 11 Anderson (Edwards - 90' )
  • 19 Hyam (Tabb - 75' )
  • 10 McGoldrick
  • 09 Murphy (Nouble - 74' )
  • 16 Tunnicliffe

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hewitt
  • 07 Edwards
  • 15 Mings
  • 18 Tabb
  • 34 Marriott
  • 35 Nouble
Ref: David Webb
Att: 15,222

Match Stats

Shots

14 12

On target

4 4

Corners

8 3

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 1.

90:00 +5:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 1.

90:00 +4:15

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matthew Mills.

90:00 +1:10

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

90:00 +1:10

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

90:00 +0:27

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Matthew Mills tries a through ball, but Robert Hall is caught offside.

90:00 +0:07

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

89:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Carlos Edwards replaces Paul Anderson.

88:11

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

87:50

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell.

87:26

Offside, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

86:01 Booking

Booking Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:53

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

85:53

Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:51

Offside, Ipswich Town. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but Frank Nouble is caught offside.

82:24

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Eagles with a cross.

80:41

Offside, Ipswich Town. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

79:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Lee Chung-Yong.

79:33

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

79:33

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:20

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Frank Nouble with a headed pass.

77:23

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

77:23

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:31

Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

74:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Eagles replaces David Ngog.

74:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb replaces Luke Hyam.

73:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Daryl Murphy.

73:17

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jay Spearing tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.

72:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 1. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

72:12

Attempt blocked. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:36

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

68:38

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

68:38

Foul by Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town).

64:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 0. Medo (Bolton Wanderers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

63:46 Booking

Booking Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:41

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

63:41

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

62:18

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

62:18

Foul by Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town).

61:41

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

61:41

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:58

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

60:56

Attempt saved. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.

60:24

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tim Ream.

60:22

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

58:11

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

57:53

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

57:44

Attempt saved. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

56:59

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

55:13

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass.

52:00

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

52:00

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

49:07

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

48:12

Attempt missed. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

47:28

Attempt missed. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross following a corner.

47:01

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

45:00

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 +2:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 +1:54

Foul by David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers).

45:00 +1:54

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:32

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Medo tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.

45:00 +0:22

Attempt blocked. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:59

Attempt missed. Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

43:43

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

43:43

Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:25

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

40:25

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:41

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

36:30

Delay in match Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

36:04

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Lee Chung-Yong is caught offside.

35:19

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

31:13

Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

30:23

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Matthew Mills.

29:46

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

29:46

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

29:18

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

29:18

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:06

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Ngog.

27:11

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

24:58

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

24:58

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:34

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but David Ngog is caught offside.

18:37

Attempt saved. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

18:06

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but David Ngog is caught offside.

16:09

Hand ball by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

15:35

Attempt saved. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neil Danns with a cross.

14:51

Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass.

14:19

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jermaine Beckford tries a through ball, but Alex Baptiste is caught offside.

11:03

Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

8:45

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Anderson.

8:10

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

8:10

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

6:36

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Neil Danns with a headed pass.

5:26

Kevin McNaughton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:26

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

3:33

Attempt blocked. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Baptiste.

2:22

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

2:22

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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