League Two
BoltonBolton Wanderers2SalfordSalford City0

Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Salford City

Eoin Doyle scores for Swindon
Eoin Doyle was League Two's top scorer last season

Richie Wellens suffered a first defeat as Salford manager as his former striker Eoin Doyle set Bolton on the way to a 2-0 League Two win.

Doyle netted 23 goals in 23 games for Wellens when the pair helped Swindon into League One last season.

The Irish marksman, back after a four-match hamstring injury, showed those finishing skills again in Friday's Greater Manchester derby as he netted Wanderers' 24th-minute opener from captain Antoni Sarcevic's astute pass.

Bolton's victory, which lifted Ian Evatt's team five places up to 15th, was guaranteed when Jordan Turnbull volleyed Gethin Jones' hopeful punt upfield into his own goal midway through the second half.

Sarcevic might have made it 3-0 from Doyle's assist but Wanderers finished comfortable winners of the first meeting between the clubs.

Bolton's other hero was 38-year-old debut goalkeeper Matt Gilks, making his first appearance since playing for Fleetwood against Liverpool Under-21s in September 2019.

The former Scotland international, preferred to on-loan youngster Billy Crellin, tipped away Brandon Thomas-Asante's 20-yard drive when his team led 1-0 and later kept out Ash Hunter's low drive.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Gilks
  • 27Baptiste
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Delaney
  • 30Kioso
  • 10Sarcevic
  • 18Tutte
  • 2Jones
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forWhiteat 83'minutes
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forMillerat 73'minutes
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forIsgroveat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Crellin
  • 3Gordon
  • 12Hickman
  • 14White
  • 17Darcy
  • 20Miller
  • 23Isgrove

Salford

  • 1Hladky
  • 12Bernard
  • 6Clarke
  • 16Turnbull
  • 3Touray
  • 14BoydSubstituted forBurgessat 45'minutes
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 4Lowe
  • 10HunterSubstituted forDieseruvweat 79'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 37Thomas-AsanteSubstituted forCarvalho Andradeat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 7Armstrong
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 15Burgess
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 24Smith
  • 31Evans
Referee:
Darren Drysdale

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Salford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Salford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaun Miller (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom White.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Di'Shon Bernard (Salford City).

  5. Post update

    Gethin Jones (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Andrade (Salford City).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tom White replaces Alister Crawford.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alister Crawford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lloyd Isgrove replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Ashley Hunter.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ibou Touray (Salford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Hunter.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Shaun Miller replaces Eoin Doyle.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.

  18. Post update

    Oscar Threlkeld (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Peter Kioso (Bolton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Salford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno Andrade.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 13th November 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport118121910925
2Cambridge117222481623
3Forest Green11632159621
4Exeter115511712520
5Carlisle116231512320
6Cheltenham116141610619
7Port Vale10613127519
8Crawley115241712517
9Morecambe115241421-717
10Salford114431610616
11Colchester104421612416
12Walsall113711211116
13Leyton Orient114341613315
14Harrogate114341310315
15Bolton123451117-613
16Bradford103341111012
17Grimsby10334912-312
18Tranmere11335712-512
19Barrow112541415-111
20Oldham113261521-611
21Stevenage11146611-57
22Mansfield110741016-67
23Scunthorpe8116417-134
24Southend11029525-202
View full League Two table

Top Stories