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Stevenage 1-2 Bolton Wanderers

Two first-half goals provided enough of a cushion for Bolton to see off a struggling Stevenage side at the Lamex Stadium.

The visitors took the lead inside the first 15 minutes as Peter Kioso's cross was met with a powerful strike from Antoni Sarcevic and - despite a good save from goalkeeper Jamie Cumming - the ball fell nicely to Eoin Doyle to acrobatically volley home the rebound from six yards out.

Wanderers doubled that lead nine minutes before the break as Gethin Jones's great penetrative run down the left flank found Ali Crawford, who fired a low curling effort home from the edge of the box.

The hosts were back in the game a minute before half-time though with Aramide Oteh's cross from the byline falling to Tom Pett, who fired the ball into the top corner from 18 yards out.

The second half passed without either side able to create many clear-cut chances, usually finding their route blocked once they entered the final third.

The closest either club came was a thunderous strike from Jones that stung the gloves of Cumming at his near post.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Cumming
  • 12Hutton
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 24Marshall
  • 3CokerSubstituted forListat 81'minutes
  • 16IonttonBooked at 58mins
  • 23SmithSubstituted forNewtonat 45'minutes
  • 19ReadSubstituted forAkinwandeat 81'minutes
  • 7CarterSubstituted forMarshat 65'minutes
  • 28Oteh
  • 26PettBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 4Vincelot
  • 6Prosser
  • 10Marsh
  • 11Newton
  • 13Johnson
  • 17List
  • 20Akinwande

Bolton

  • 13Gilks
  • 27Baptiste
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6DelaneyBooked at 86mins
  • 30Kioso
  • 10SarcevicBooked at 90mins
  • 18TutteBooked at 54mins
  • 2Jones
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forIsgroveat 78'minutes
  • 9Doyle
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forMillerat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Crellin
  • 8Comley
  • 15Mascoll
  • 16Greenidge
  • 17Darcy
  • 20Miller
  • 23Isgrove
Referee:
Will Finnie

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  3. Post update

    Shaun Miller (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Elliott List (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Elliott List (Stevenage).

  7. Post update

    Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Femi Akinwande (Stevenage).

  9. Booking

    Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Jamie Cumming (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shaun Miller.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Eoin Doyle (Bolton Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Arthur Iontton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Shaun Miller (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Booking

    Ryan Delaney (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Delaney (Bolton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport1291220101028
2Cheltenham1381421111025
3Cambridge127322591624
4Carlisle137241914523
5Forest Green136431813522
6Exeter135622016421
7Colchester125521914520
8Salford125431910919
9Port Vale136161513219
10Morecambe135441623-719
11Leyton Orient135352015518
12Crawley135351816218
13Tranmere135351615118
14Harrogate134451414016
15Walsall133731215-316
16Bolton134451318-516
17Oldham134271724-714
18Barrow132741718-113
19Bradford123451316-313
20Grimsby11335917-812
21Mansfield131841318-511
22Scunthorpe11326818-1011
23Stevenage13157814-68
24Southend12129625-195
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