The FA Cup - First Round
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Bolton Wanderers 2-3 Crewe Alexandra

Charlie Kirk headed League One side Crewe into the FA Cup second round, ending a run of three defeats with victory over League Two hosts Bolton 3-2 at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Kirk scored with 15 minutes remaining to give the Alex a two-goal cushion, a crucial header given Nathan Delfouneso netted Bolton's second three minutes later to set up a nervy finish.

Oliver Finney had restored Crewe's lead after Delfouneso had cancelled out Mikael Mandron's opener.

It is the second season in succession that the Trotters have failed to go beyond the first round, while David Artell's Railwaymen progress for the second year in a row.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Crellin
  • 27Baptiste
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Delaney
  • 30Kioso
  • 10Sarcevic
  • 14WhiteSubstituted forTutteat 76'minutes
  • 3Gordon
  • 17DarcySubstituted forMillerat 61'minutes
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forIsgroveat 68'minutes
  • 7Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 8Comley
  • 12Hickman
  • 15Mascoll
  • 16Greenidge
  • 18Tutte
  • 20Miller
  • 23Isgrove

Crewe

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2NgSubstituted forJohnsonat 80'minutes
  • 29Beckles
  • 17Offord
  • 3Pickering
  • 14FinneySubstituted forAinleyat 70'minutes
  • 4Wintle
  • 8Lowery
  • 7PowellSubstituted forDaleat 70'minutes
  • 12Mandron
  • 10Kirk

Substitutes

  • 6Nolan
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 15Zanzala
  • 19Dale
  • 21Adebisi
  • 23Johnson
Referee:
Robert Lewis

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home5
Away18
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Crewe Alexandra 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Crewe Alexandra 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers).

  4. Post update

    Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Miller (Bolton Wanderers).

  6. Post update

    Travis Johnson (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

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    Foul by Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lloyd Isgrove (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Luke Offord (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Liam Gordon.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Tom Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Travis Johnson (Crewe Alexandra).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Kioso (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Travis Johnson replaces Perry Ng.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Crewe Alexandra 3. Nathan Delfouneso (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Miller.

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