It was an intense brawl that comprised thrill, excitement and goals from both sides at the Macron stadium.
The home team fired away early with competitive dribbling, passing and outmanoeuvring the opposite team.
Players such as Josh Vela, Darren Pratley and Adam Le Fondre possessed great pressure with the ball and provided excellent offence for the team.
In the 15th minute, Gary Madine attempted a shot just outside the box but failed to go in.
The crowd erupted out of their seats for a moment thinking the ball had gone in.
But that didn’t stop Madine from attacking further.
In the 26th minute he attempted another shot just on the edge of the box but the keeper managed to catch.
A moment of a crowd roaring moment occurred in the 36th minute when one of the Bolton players was fouled by one of the away players.
Referee Richard Clark allowed the play to continue and ignoring the crowds appeal.
Northampton Town, also known as ‘The Cobblers’ did very little in terms of offence.
Their only most significant shot was in the 44th minute when Michael Smith made a desperate shot attempt just outside the box area but failed to reach the target.
In the second half, the away team started to pick up the pace in terms of providing a lot more crossings and shots of momentum early going.
As a follow up, Michael Smith scored a wonderful head in the box after receiving assistance from Matt Taylor.
The 14,255 pro-Bolton Wanderers crowd were in complete shock as the goal went in.
The home players indeed couldn’t just stand there and take a goal. They kept fighting back with shots of their own.
In the 74th minute Bolton were awarded a penalty after one of the away players did a hand-ball in their own box.
The passion of prayer from the fans were eager for a goal. The home team decided to let Le Fondre and he scored the first goal for them.
Wanderers provided more and more pressure and once again in the 81st minute Filipe Morals scores an astounding header in the box – following an assistance by a team member.
In the last remaining minutes of the match, both the fans and the team had nothing to say whatsoever to the result.
At the end of full time, it was Bolton Wanders 2, Northampton 1.
A sweet sensational victory indeed for The Trotters.
Bolton Wanderers Squad
Ben Alnwick, Dorian Dervite, Mark Beevers, Josh Vela, Gary Madine, Derik Osede, Andrew Taylor, Darren Pratley (C), Filipe Morais, David Wheater, Adam Le Fondre
Northampton Town Squad
Adam Smith, David Buchanan, Zander Diamond, Marc Richards (C), Jak McCourt, Aaron Phillips, John- Joe O’Toole, Lewin Nyatanga, Michael Smith, Matt Taylor, Luke Williams
Attendance: 14, 255