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Head to Head: Bolton Wanderers

24 March 2017

Matt Bullin takes a look at our recent record against Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers hold the historical edge in this fixture having won 12 of the 21 matches between the sides, while Town have won just five of the ties and there have been three draws.

In the most recent tie Town pushed Wanderers hard on Boxing Day of last year only to lose 2-1.

David Wheater scored an unlikely double at the Macron Stadium to give Bolton the lead before Junior Brown netted late on to set up an exciting finish.

Before that the sides last met in a League Cup tie in 2013 as Bolton won 3-1 at the Greenhous Meadow.

A Oulwasanmi Odelusi brace and a Rob Hall strike gave Wanderers passage into the next round despite Aaron Wildig’s 29th minute strike.

Prior to this season the last time the sides were in the same division was in the 1991/92 season as they met twice in the Third Division.

In the second match of that season Bolton beat Town 1-0 at home thanks to an Andy Walker goal.

Earlier in the season Bolton also took all three points at the Gay Meadow as they won 3-1.

Tony Philliskirk, Tony Kelly and Dave Reeves all netted for the Wanderers as Town were relegated later in the year.

The sides also met twice in the 1990-91 season in the old Third Division.

In January of that season Wanderers took all three points at Bumden Park as they won 1-0 thanks to a strike from Steve Thompson.

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