WEB EXCLUSIVE: Match Report: Bolton Wanderers 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

Bolton Wanderers were held to a 1-1 draw at home against AFC Wimbledon as their bid for promotion continues to stall.

Wanderers looked set to coast to a win when Gary Madine scored in the 15th minute but when the visitors levelled through Tom Elliott they couldn’t get back in front.

In the first half, Bolton started strongly.

The Wanderers were faster, more skillful and better than their opponents.

Player such as Josh Vela and Mark Beevers were excellent in defence for Bolton and marked Wimbledon’s attackers out of the game.

In the 14th minute, Gary Madine, scored an outstanding goal that put them in the lead and upset the away fans.

It looked like Bolton would stroll to a win.

However, with nearly six minutes remaining of the first half, the Wombles restored parity as Tom Elliott out-manoeuvred his defender and slotted his chance to stun the home crowd leaving the score level at half time.

In the second half, both teams picked up the pace and started being more aggressive in search of a win.

Madine, the best player on the pitch, missed an open goal which could have given his side the win.

Desperate to get a goal, James Henry, who came on in the 62nd minute, almost scored after good work from Andrew Taylor.

A 90th minute free kick from the home team sailed just wide and left the score at 1-1.

Bolton Wanderers squad line up: Ben Alnwick, Dorian Dervite, Mark Beevers,  Josh Veela, Gary Madine, Derik Osede, Andrew Taylor, Filipe Morais, David Wheater (C), Tom Thorpe, Adam Le Fondre

Sub:James Henry came in at 62 minute replacing Tom Thorpe

AFC Wimbeldon squad line up: James Shea, Jon Meades, Dannie Bulman, Will Nightingale, Paul Robinson (C), George Francomb, Jake Reeves, Tom Elliot, Dominic Poleon, Tom Soares, Darius Charles.

Sub: Lyle Taylor came in at the 70th minute replacing Tom Soares


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