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Harrogate Town 1-2 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton ended their 13-game winless run with an away triumph over Harrogate.

A first goal of the season for marquee summer signing Eoin Doyle and a second-half effort by Nathan Delfouneso proved enough to take the points despite George Thomson's reply for the hosts just after the hour.

Harrogate went close to taking an early lead when Aaron Martin's header from a Ryan Fallowfield cross thudded against the base of a post.

But, within seconds, Doyle capitalised on slack Harrogate marking to side-foot in from four yards after Ali Crawford's right-wing corner to the near post in the 11th minute.

Dan Jones then made a brilliant block to prevent last season's leading League Two marksman from doubling his tally after he had shot past the goalkeeper.

Bolton did extend their lead after the break when a poor throw-in by Jones gifted the visitors possession in the home half and Doyle fed Delfouneso through the left channel, with his 57th-minute shot carrying sufficient power to beat the keeper from eight yards.

In the 61st minute, Harrogate reduced the deficit, however, when Calvin Miller's brilliant burst to the byline led to him pulling the ball back from the left for an unmarked Thomson to side-foot firmly in from 12 yards.

But Wanderers went on to hold out for their first victory since February.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Harrogate

  • 1Belshaw
  • 2Fallowfield
  • 5Smith
  • 20Hall
  • 3JonesBooked at 45mins
  • 7ThomsonBooked at 87mins
  • 4FalkinghamBooked at 71mins
  • 15Kirby
  • 19MillerSubstituted forWalkerat 69'minutes
  • 9BeckSubstituted forSteadat 75'minutes
  • 10MartinSubstituted forKiernanat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Burrell
  • 13Cracknell
  • 14Kiernan
  • 16Stead
  • 17Kerry
  • 23Walker

Bolton

  • 1Crellin
  • 21Brockbank
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Delaney
  • 2JonesSubstituted forHickmanat 43'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Sarcevic
  • 18TutteSubstituted forComleyat 76'minutes
  • 15MascollSubstituted forGordonat 72'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 11Crawford
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 9Doyle

Substitutes

  • 3Gordon
  • 4Taft
  • 8Comley
  • 12Hickman
  • 14White
  • 17Darcy
  • 24Gnahoua
Referee:
Ben Speedie

Match Stats

Home TeamHarrogateAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Harrogate Town 1, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Harrogate Town 1, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Josh Falkingham (Harrogate Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Harrogate Town. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

  6. Booking

    Jak Hickman (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Connor Kirby (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jak Hickman (Bolton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dan Jones (Harrogate Town).

  10. Post update

    Eoin Doyle (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Booking

    George Thomson (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

  12. Post update

    Foul by George Thomson (Harrogate Town).

  13. Post update

    Liam Gordon (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Fallowfield (Harrogate Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Connor Kirby (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alister Crawford (Bolton Wanderers).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brendan Kiernan (Harrogate Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Offside, Harrogate Town. Josh Falkingham tries a through ball, but Brendan Kiernan is caught offside.