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Match Preview | Bolton Wanderers

9 December 2022

Shrewsbury Town welcome Bolton Wanderers to Montgomery Waters Meadow this Saturday in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 12:30.

Last Saturday, Salop scored in either half to secure a 2-0 win at home against Lincoln City. Luke Leahy’s goal from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time gave Steve Cotterill’s side a 1-0 lead going into the break. Tom Bayliss then made it two with his goal in the 60th minute.

Bolton’s last outing in the league ended in a 1-1 draw at home against Bristol Rovers. The visitors took the lead after just two minutes, but a dramatic finish saw Dion Charles score in the 94th minute to rescue a point for Bolton.

There have been 27 meetings between Bolton and Shrewsbury, with Salop winning on eight occasions, drawing eight and losing 15. The sides last met in the previous Sky Bet League One campaign. Bolton won the fixture at Montgomery Waters Meadow 1-0 in January this year and were also victorious in the reverse fixture, winning 2-1 in October 2021.

Name: Bolton Wanderers

Stadium: University of Bolton Stadium

Founded: 1874 (148 years ago as Christ Church F.C.)

Chairman: Sharon Brittan

Manager: Ian Evatt

Record win (in any competition): 13-0 vs Sheffield United, FA Cup Second Round, 1st February 1890

Record defeat (in any competition): 1-9 vs Preston North End, FA Cup Second Round, December 10th 1887

Highest league finish: Premier League 6th, Barclays Premier League, 2004/2005 season

One to watch: Oladapo Afolayan

Winger/forward Oladapo Afolayan was voted the Club’s Player of the Year last season after scoring fourteen goals across all competitions. Initially, Afolayan joined Bolton on loan on the 1st of February 2021 but made the switch permanent from West Ham in May 2021. So far, Afolayan has netted three times in the league and once in both the EFL Trophy and the League Cup this season.


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Match Report | Shrewsbury Town 3-2 Bolton Wanderers

10 December 2022

Steve Cotterill’s Shrewsbury won 3-2 in dramatic fashion against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon at the Meadow.

Town opened the scoring through Rob Street, who grabbed his first Shrewsbury Town goal in the opening two minutes of the game.  

Bolton drew level in the 13th minute through Dion Charles, whose first-time effort into the top corner.  

The away side took the lead in the 71st minute after Chey Dunkley gave away a penalty and Charles converted from the spot. 

Shrewsbury grabbed an equaliser eight minutes later through Christian Saydee who slotted a powerful shot into the bottom corner.  

In dramatic fashion, Town got the winner in additional time as Dunkley headed in from close range following a corner.  

Steve Cotterill opted for a 3-4-1-2 formation at Montgomery Waters Meadow – with the boss keeping faith with the team that ran out 2-0 winners against Lincoln City last Saturday.  

It meant Street partnered Saydee up front with Tom Bayliss in the number 10 role. 

Bolton manager Ian Evatt went with a 3-1-4-2 system, with Charles and Oladapo Afolayan leading the line. 

Shrewsbury broke the deadlock within the opening two minutes, Saydee was the architect as he kept hold of the ball superbly before then sending Shipley away down the left. 

The versatile wing-back then sent in a driven low cross which Street neatly slotted past the keeper and into the bottom corner. 

The away side equalised in the 13th minute when Gethin Jones hit the byline before cutting the ball back. His delivery was met by Charles, who sent a first-time shot into the top corner. 

Bolton came close to taking the lead midway through the half when Afolayan cut in from the right-hand side and released his shot, but his effort went wide.  

Five minutes before the break, Street was brought down either inside the box or just outside. But despite it looking like a clear foul, referee Craig Hicks waved play on. 

Steve Cotterill’s men then threatened again just before the break when Leahy’s free-kick cleverly found Shipley in the box. 

He then hit a snap-shot toward goal that goalkeeper James Trafford got down well to keep out. 

Town came close to pulling ahead for a second time one minute after the break through Street, who crossed from the right for Shipley to collect.   

The versatile left wing-back then laid it off to Luke Leahy, whose effort was deflected into Trafford's palms.  

Afolayan received a cross from the left four minutes later and turned on the edge of the box to hit a low-driven shot, but his attempt was parried away brilliantly by Marko Marosi.  

Bolton was awarded a penalty in the 69th minute after Chey Dunkley mistimed his tackle on Afolayan.  

Charles converted from the spot when he sent a powerful shot down the middle, Marosi did well to get a hand on the ball, but the effort had too much power and went over the line.  

The Trotters' lead didn’t last for long, though, as Bayliss, from a corner, delivered a delightful ball into the back post, where Tom Flanagan kept the ball in and deliver a magnificent cross.  

The centre-back’s cross was flicked on to Saydee, who converted a powerful shot from close range.  

In additional time Bayliss took another corner, and Dunkley was able to rise highest in the box to head home from close range to seal a 3-2 victory  


Salop XI:     

Marosi (GK), Leahy (C), Pennington, Moore, Winchester (Pyke, 59), Street (Bloxham, 86), Bayliss, Dunkley, Saydee (Bowman, 85), Shipley, Flanagan  

Unused subs:    

Burgoyne (GK), Hutchings, Barlow, Bailey 

Bolton XI:  

Trafford (GK), Jones (C), M.J. Williams, Johnston, Sheehan, Charles (Bodvarsson, 82), Iredale, Afolayan (Bakayoko, 82), Toal, Lee, Bradley 

Unused subs:  

Dixon (GK), Kachunga, Aimson, Sithole, Khumbeni 

Bookings:  Marosi, Sheehan, Saydee, Street, Shipley  

Attendance: 7,098 

Away: 1,622  


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Ticket News

Ticket Details | Bolton Wanderers

11 November 2022

Tickets for our match against Bolton at Montgomery Waters Meadow on Saturday 10th December will go on sale on Monday (14th November) at 10am.

Tickets for our Sky Bet League One game with Bolton go on sale on Monday.

Shrewsbury Town v Bolton Wanderers

Saturday 10th December 2022 - 12:30pm kick-off

Montgomery Waters Meadow

Sky Bet League One

Ticket Information

This game is valid for season ticket holders. They can turn up on the day and scan their card at the turnstiles for stadium entry.

Match tickets are available before the day of the game and on matchdays. Please note the new ticket collection points below.

Matchday collections for East and South Stands (Block 1–12) will be from the new Ticket Collection Hut just inside the main green gates after 1pm on matchday Saturday or 6pm for a midweek game.

Collections for the West Stand (Block 13–19) will be in the West Stand Ticket Office as usual from 1pm on matchday Saturday and 6pm for a midweek game.

Collections before these times will still be from the Main Ticket Office from 10am – 5pm Monday, Thursday and Fridays before a home game. Or, 10am - 2.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays before an away game.

Supporters are encouraged to buy in advance so they can to help beat the queues on matchday.

Tickets will be available to be delivered to you as a QR code on email on your mobile or as Print at Home.

Social Distancing Seats

We will again be offering some socially distanced seating should you still want to be socially distanced from other supporters. These seats will be in Block 13. NB: Season Ticket holders in these areas will not be affected and can continue to use their season tickets to access the stadium and sit in their usual seats.

Current season ticket holders in other blocks can move into the socially distanced area should they wish but they need to inform the Ticket Office first and be issued with a separate physical ticket for that game.

Ticket Office opening hours are 10am – 5pm Monday, Thursday and Fridays before a home game. Or, 10am - 2.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays before an away game and 10am – kick-off on a matchday Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

• In-person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office
• By calling 01743 273943
• Via our online ticketing site - click here

Tickets bought online can be printed at home and scanned for stadium entry or can be selected as a QR code and can be saved in your mobile device emails for use on matchday. When buying online the following costs apply:

Print at Home/Digital Ticket = Free
Collect from STFC = Free
Standard post for online booking = £1.50
Special Delivery = £9.00
Add to FanCard = Free

U12s go free to every home Sky Bet League One game during the 2022/23 season.

Supporters can get tickets via the popular FlexiTicket or you can use the new FanCard to save money on every home league game.

Travel - There are a number of matchday buses from around the county and buses from the town centre, details here Matchday Travel Plan. There are a number of parking options in and around the stadium, these can be viewed here Matchday Parking Options.


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