Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Fleetwood Town 1.
Strikers Chris O'Grady and Daryl Murphy scored first-half goals as bottom side Bolton beat League One high-flyers Fleetwood at the University of Bolton Stadium.
Wanderers' third successive win was their first home league success since a 2-1 Championship win over Millwall on March 9.
Joey Barton's visitors might have taken a first minute lead but Wes Burns steered wide from close range after a Ched Evans cross.
Bolton, who began the afternoon with only five league goals to their credit, made it six after O'Grady punished sloppy defending with a fortuitous right foot shot after 28 minutes.
Wanderers' second goal four minutes later was far more pleasing on the eye.
Murphy collected Joe Dodoo's through ball and rounded keeper Alex Cairns before gliding home a right foot effort from a tight angle.
Town top scorer Paddy Madden headed over just before the break and was one of three players substituted on the hour as Barton went for broke.
Bolton replacement Dennis Politic put one match clincher wide and Cairns saved from O'Grady.
Sub Josh Morris gave Fleetwood late hope with a 20-yard left-foot drive after 86 minutes but Bolton held on though they remain 15 points from safety.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 6WrightBooked at 4mins
- 8MurphyBooked at 11mins
- 17VerlindenSubstituted forPoliticat 55'minutesSubstituted forGrahamat 89'minutes
- 2CoyleBooked at 30mins
- 16RossiterSubstituted forMcAlenyat 60'minutes
- 8DempseyBooked at 26mins
- 7BurnsSubstituted forHunterat 60'minutes
- 17MaddenBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMorrisat 61'minutes
- Scott Oldham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Fleetwood Town 1.
Attempt saved. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Souttar.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Chris O'Grady.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jake Wright.
Foul by Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town).
Joseph Dodoo (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Hunter.
Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Yoan Zouma (Bolton Wanderers).
Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Sonny Graham replaces Dennis Politic.
Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.
Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).
Jake Wright (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town).
Remi Matthews (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Adam Chicksen (Bolton Wanderers).
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.