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Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

Eoin Doyle's 16th goal of the season catapulted Bolton above League Two promotion rivals Forest Green in a 1-0 win that stretched their unbeaten run to 13 games.

Hosts Rovers suffered a body blow inside two minutes when top scorer Jamille Matt was stretchered off with a suspected broken arm after colliding with MJ Williams.

However, Mark Cooper's side produced the first shot in anger on 19 minutes - Kane Wilson drove into the box to induce a gloved response from Matt Gilks.

In a tepid game, chances were at a premium, but Wanderers broke the deadlock on 39 minutes.

Nathan Delfouneso beat Baily Cargill down the right to arrow a pin-point cross onto the boot of Doyle, who volleyed home with ease.

Bolton had an unanswered second-half penalty claim when Oladapo Afolayan went to ground following a tangle with Udoka Godwin-Malife.

But Ian Evatt's side comfortably saw the game out to make it 35 points out of a possible last 39 to go fourth, above Rovers, who dropped out of the top three for the first time since January.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 24Thomas
  • 3Bernard
  • 5Stokes
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 6Cargill
  • 17BaileySubstituted forYoungat 57'minutes
  • 20Whitehouse
  • 12AllenSubstituted forGodwin-Malifeat 66'minutes
  • 2Wilson
  • 10CollinsBooked at 76mins
  • 14MattSubstituted forDavisonat 7'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McGee
  • 7Hutchinson
  • 18Young
  • 21Wagstaff
  • 22Godwin-Malife
  • 23Davison
  • 25Richardson

Bolton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Gilks
  • 2Jones
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 27Baptiste
  • 28John
  • 4Williams
  • 29Lee
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forIsgroveat 79'minutes
  • 25ThomasonSubstituted forTutteat 85'minutes
  • 30AfolayanSubstituted forGnahouaat 79'minutes
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forMillerat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Maddison
  • 18Tutte
  • 20Miller
  • 21Brockbank
  • 23Isgrove
  • 24Gnahoua
  • 38Jensen
Referee:
David Rock

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by MJ Williams (Bolton Wanderers).

  4. Post update

    Kane Wilson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kane Wilson (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Declan John (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Josh Davison (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Kieran Lee (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Baily Cargill (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Collins with a cross following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by MJ Williams.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kane Wilson.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Andrew Tutte replaces George Thomason.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Shaun Miller replaces Eoin Doyle.

  19. Post update

    Foul by George Thomason (Bolton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Kane Wilson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge382071157352267
2Cheltenham371981048341465
3Tranmere37189105142963
4Bolton37189104843563
5Forest Green371711949381162
6Morecambe37188115249362
7Newport36169114637957
8Exeter3615111060421856
9Leyton Orient37158144240253
10Salford3613121141301151
11Crawley36149134847151
12Bradford36149134041-151
13Stevenage381116113333049
14Carlisle35146154744348
15Harrogate37146174042-248
16Scunthorpe36136173845-745
17Oldham38129175564-945
18Port Vale38128184952-344
19Mansfield38917124549-444
20Walsall37817123946-741
21Colchester38815153653-1739
22Barrow36108184246-438
23Southend38811192350-2735
24Grimsby37711192855-2732
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