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Cheltenham Town 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

A stoppage-time goal from Ryan Delaney saw Bolton bounce back from two straight defeats with victory at high-flying Cheltenham.

Defender Delaney scored the only goal of the game in the first minute of time added on, forcing the ball over the line from close range after Lloyd Isgrove's corner from the right was not dealt with by the home side.

Wanderers had the best chance of the first half after a misplaced header from Ben Tozer fell to Isgrove, who raced through on goal in the 14th minute, but Josh Griffiths made an excellent save.

Eoin Doyle turned sharply and fired just wide five minutes later, but the home side applied pressure both before and after half-time.

Alfie May saw a shot parried by Matt Gilks after a swift counter-attack in the 27th minute and the experienced goalkeeper saved with his feet to deny May again a minute later.

Gilks was tested again in the 56th minute, but he was equal to George Lloyd's shot.

Bolton handled the threat of Tozer's long throw-ins extremely well throughout to hold onto their clean sheet and Doyle saw a headed effort deflected into the arms of Griffiths before Delaney's injury-time winner sealed an impressive result for Ian Evatt's side.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 20Griffiths
  • 5RaglanBooked at 90mins
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 11Blair
  • 26Sercombe
  • 18AzazSubstituted forSangat 69'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 28ChapmanSubstituted forReidat 84'minutes
  • 3Hussey
  • 19LloydSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 10May

Substitutes

  • 6Bowry
  • 9Reid
  • 14Williams
  • 17Freestone
  • 25Chamberlain
  • 27Sang
  • 30Ebanks

Bolton

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Gilks
  • 27Baptiste
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Delaney
  • 2Jones
  • 10Sarcevic
  • 25Thomason
  • 16GreenidgeSubstituted forMascollat 67'minutes
  • 23Isgrove
  • 9Doyle
  • 7Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 1Crellin
  • 8Comley
  • 11Crawford
  • 12Hickman
  • 14White
  • 15Mascoll
  • 17Darcy
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
1,685

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Booking

    Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town).

  5. Post update

    George Thomason (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Ryan Delaney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricardo Santos following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lloyd Isgrove with a cross following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Delaney.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by George Thomason.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Alfie May (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Jamie Mascoll (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Sang (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alfie May.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matty Blair (Cheltenham Town).

  16. Post update

    Lloyd Isgrove (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Reuben Reid replaces Ellis Chapman.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matty Blair (Cheltenham Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

    Tom Sang (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport18114328161237
2Carlisle18112527161135
3Cheltenham18103529171233
4Forest Green189632415933
5Exeter1886439251430
6Cambridge1784529161328
7Colchester187742625128
8Morecambe188462228-628
9Salford1776424141027
10Leyton Orient188372722527
11Walsall186932221127
12Bolton187472226-425
13Crawley186662825324
14Port Vale187382623324
15Tranmere177371923-424
16Oldham187292833-523
17Harrogate186481922-322
18Scunthorpe176291724-720
19Mansfield1821061824-616
20Grimsby174491530-1516
21Bradford173591624-814
22Barrow182792330-713
23Stevenage172781120-913
24Southend1733111030-2012
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