First-half goals from Rob Hall and Jermaine Beckford helped Bolton record their first home win of the season against Millwall.

Hall scored the first when he slotted in following a good move, before Jermaine Easter fired in the equaliser from Shane Lowry's pass.

Beckford then chipped David Forde to put Bolton back in front two minutes before the break.

Andre Moritz scored a late third when he smashed home from inside the area.

Bolton boost

Wanderers opened their league campaign with a 10-game winless run, but now have their third win in five.

Despite David Ngog scoring in last week's win at Bournemouth, Bolton manager Dougie Freedman opted to start Hall in place of the ex-Liverpool striker in the only change to his starting line-up.

Liam Feeney, who recently returned to Millwall after a loan spell at Bolton, featured on manager Steve Lomas's bench, with Justin Hoyte making his debut after signing on loan from Middlesbrough.

Hall looked dangerous from the off and forced a smart save from Forde after a dazzling run into the box in the fourth minute. Just a minute later, the Wanderers winger then broke the deadlock.

Neil Danns played the ball into Beckford, who produced a delightful flick to Chung-Yong Lee. The South Korea international then found Hall, who stroked the ball past Forde into the bottom right corner to complete a well-worked team goal.

Hall then taunted the travelling Lions fans - and that was not the only thing the visitors were aggrieved about.

At the time of the goal, Nicky Bailey was taken off the pitch after a head injury and was not allowed back on until after the ball was in the back of the net.

Millwall levelled in the 28th minute as Lowry slid a ball into Easter's feet in the penalty area. Easter then calmly controlled the ball and slotted past Andy Lonergan for the equaliser.

The Bolton fans in the Reebok thought their team had regained the lead moments later. Beckford hit a ball on the bounce which looked to have gone in but just hit the side-netting.

But the Jamaica international was consistently given the space to run in behind by the Millwall defenders. Two minutes before half-time, he punished them.

Tim Ream produced a sublime defence-splitting pass to Beckford, who chipped over Forde to put them back in front.

Beckford and Hall were replaced in the second half, but Bolton continued to be a threat on the counter and Moritz's late goal epitomised that as the Brazilian midfielder stepped over past the backtracking Lions defenders and rocketed the ball past Forde to complete the victory.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman said:

"It's not a relief but I felt that a win was crucial today. It's important to get that first home win but I think that the majority of performances at home have been good recently.

"We've put behind us some bad form at the start of the season which we didn't shy away from because we knew there were areas where we could improve.

"I feel if we can keep our feet on the ground we will start to really pick up points and move up the division."

Millwall manager Steve Lomas said:

"We showed resilience to get back in the game but we shot ourselves in the foot conceding that goal just before half-time.

"We're not far away but we need to tighten up at the back or you're not going to pick up results in games like this."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Bolton Wanderers

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 17 McNaughton
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 06 Spearing
  • 04 Mills
  • 05 Ream
  • 11 Hall (Moritz - 60' )
  • 44 Kamara Booked
  • 10 Beckford (Davies - 83' )
  • 18 Danns
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong (Knight - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Eagles
  • 09 Ngog
  • 12 Knight
  • 14 Moritz
  • 28 Davies
  • 37 Lee-Barrett
  • 41 Threlkeld

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 25 Hoyte
  • 12 Lowry
  • 26 Abdou (Morison - 75' )
  • 05 Robinson
  • 03 Shittu
  • 10 Bailey
  • 06 Trotter
  • 08 Easter (Feeney - 59' )
  • 29 Waghorn
  • 11 Woolford (Martin - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Feeney
  • 09 Morison
  • 13 Martin
  • 16 Beevers
  • 18 Chaplow
  • 21 Smith
  • 43 Bywater
Ref: Graham Scott
Att: 14,830

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

5 3

Corners

1 7

Fouls

14 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Millwall 1.

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Millwall 1.

90:00 +2:25

Paul Robinson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:25

Foul by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

90:00 +1:21

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

90:00 +1:21

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:22

Foul by Paul Robinson (Millwall).

90:00 +0:22

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

88:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 3, Millwall 1. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

86:45

Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

85:46

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

85:12

Offside, Millwall. Liam Trotter tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

82:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Craig Davies replaces Jermaine Beckford.

82:09

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

82:09

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

79:48

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

78:59

Delay in match Paul Robinson (Millwall) because of an injury.

78:30

Paul Robinson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:30

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

78:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Lee Martin replaces Martyn Woolford.

77:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zat Knight replaces Lee Chung-Yong.

77:15

Attempt missed. Nicky Bailey (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Danny Shittu with a headed pass following a corner.

76:43

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Matthew Mills.

75:50

Paul Robinson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:50

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

74:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Steve Morison replaces Nadjim Abdou.

74:21

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

70:17

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

69:43

Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Millwall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Shane Lowry following a set piece situation.

69:06

Nicky Bailey (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:06

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

68:29

Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:29

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

67:44

Offside, Millwall. Paul Robinson tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

65:47

Offside, Millwall. Nicky Bailey tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.

63:20

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

62:33

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

62:33

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).

61:05

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

61:05

Liam Feeney (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:21

Hand ball by Liam Feeney (Millwall).

60:02

Attempt saved. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by André Moritz.

59:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz replaces Robert Hall.

58:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Liam Feeney replaces Jermaine Easter.

58:14

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

55:03

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

54:55

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

54:04

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is saved in the bottom left corner.

48:50

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Medo.

47:59

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

47:59

Jermaine Easter (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:42

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Hall.

45:29

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

45:29

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

45:00

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 2, Millwall 1.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Millwall 1.

45:00 +1:41

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

45:00 +1:41

Foul by Danny Shittu (Millwall).

45:00 +1:01

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

45:00 +0:15

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

44:49

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin McNaughton.

43:52

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

43:52

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

42:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Millwall 1. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tim Ream with a through ball.

40:55 Booking

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

40:24

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

40:24

Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:03

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

40:03

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

39:37

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

39:37

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall).

38:36

Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

38:36

Nicky Bailey (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:46

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

36:46

Foul by Justin Hoyte (Millwall).

33:28

Attempt missed. Nicky Bailey (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

32:33

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Shittu.

32:31

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

29:48

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

29:48

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Millwall).

29:28

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

28:23

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

28:23

Shane Lowry (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Millwall 1. Jermaine Easter (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shane Lowry with a cross.

22:41

Attempt saved. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

22:13

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a headed pass.

21:39

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

21:39

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Millwall).

21:03

Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

21:03

Shane Lowry (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:24

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:50

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Matthew Mills.

18:15

Hand ball by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

17:29

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

17:24

Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shane Lowry.

17:05

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Medo.

15:06

Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:06

Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

13:09

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

13:09

Foul by Paul Robinson (Millwall).

6:46

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

6:46

Nicky Bailey (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Millwall 0. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

3:07

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

3:07

Danny Shittu (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:09

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

2:09

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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