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11 July 2017 Venue Gayfield Park Attendance 722

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Arbroath
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Bolton Wanderers

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4-4-2
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    Gomes
    GK
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    Malin
    DF
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    Hamilton (C)
    DF
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    Gold
    DF
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    O'Brien
    DF
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    Denholm
    MF
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    Hester
    MF
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    Yule
    MF
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    Doris
    MF
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    Henry
    FW
  • -
    Kader
    FW

Substitutes

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    Linn
    SUB
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    Skelly
    SUB
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    Prunty
    SUB

Manager

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    Paul Sheerin

4-4-2
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    Howard
    GK
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    Little
    DF
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    Dervite
    DF
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    Brockbank
    DF
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    Lonsdale
    DF
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    C. Taylor
    MF
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    King
    MF
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    Earing
    MF
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    Le Fondre (C)
    FW
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    Hall
    FW
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    Tabakovic
    FW

Substitutes

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    Alnwick
    SUB
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    A. Taylor
    SUB
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    Beevers
    SUB
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    Vela
    SUB
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    Karacan
    SUB
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    Buckley
    SUB
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    Madine
    SUB
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    Pratley
    SUB
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    Darby
    SUB
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    Wheater
    SUB
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    White
    SUB

Manager

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    Phil Parkinson

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Match Previews

Preview: Five talking points ahead of Arbroath v Bolton Wanderers

11 July 2017

As Wanderers make the journey north of the border for their second pre-season fixture, bwfc.co.uk highlights five talking points ahead of Tuesday’s game.

1. Young guns get the chance to impress

Speaking to bwfc.co.uk earlier today, Phil Parkinson confirmed that he is set to field a predominantly youth team against Arbroath.

After impressing against Chorley, Harry Brockbank, Ryan White, Jeff King, Cole Lonsdale and Connor Hall are all set to start against the Scottish outfit.

2. First game in Scotland

After Saturday’s win over Chorley, the Whites regrouped at Macron Stadium on Sunday afternoon before travelling to their St Andrews base.

After being put through their paces on both Monday and Tuesday, Parkinson’s side will rest their legs this afternoon before travelling to Gayfield for the first Scottish fixture.

On Friday meanwhile, Wanderers travel to Dens Park to face Scottish Premier League outfit, Dundee FC.

3. Team bonding/new signings

Saturday saw debuts for Will Buckley, Mark Little and Stephen Darby - all of which looked impressive in their first game in a Bolton shirt.

Down the right hand side, both Little and Buckley combined well creating a number of chances, while Darby assisted Ryan White’s goal.

Travelling away for a week will no doubt bring the trio closer to their new teammates both on and off the field.

4. Notice for travelling Wanderers’ fans

If you’re one of the committed fans making the journey to Arbroath or perhaps you’re a Scottish Trotter, there is no need to book your ticket online and pay in advance.

You will be able to pay at the gate with no tickets required, allowing you to have full access to stand or terrace seating.

The prices are as follows:

  • Adults - £10
  • OAP - £5
  • Children (16) - £5
  • Parent and Child - £12

5. Match Centre

Tonight, we will be trialing our new match centre via bwfc.co.uk. While live updates will still be provided via Twitter, the match centre provides a different way to follow the action from tonight’s friendly.

If you do follow the game via the match centre, please let us know your thoughts at @OfficialBWFC.

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Match Reports

Report: Arbroath 1-2 Bolton

11 July 2017

Bolton Wanderers started their first game in Scotland with a win over Scottish League One outfit Arbroath to maintain their 100% record during pre-season.

Starting with a diamond formation, with Adam Le Fondre behind Haris Tabakovic, Phil Parkinson’s side faced early pressure from their Scottish counterparts.­ Steven Doris firing wide from an acute angle on seven minutes.

Tom O’Brien was next to try his luck, after finding himself unmarked, the defender fired over the crossbar at the far post following a corner.

Wanderers soon found their groove, Connor Hall showed blistering pace to beat his defender as he got onto the end of Le Fondre’s through-ball, his powerful strike was saved at the near post.

Jeff King proved to be a thorn in the Arbroath side, the midfielder came close twice in quick succession. First seeing his shot from the edge of the box drag wide of the far post before his curling strike was deflected behind for a corner on 25 minutes.

Just six minutes later, Wanderers were awarded a penalty, Le Fondre was fouled in the box by the last defender after running onto Harry Brockbank’s through-ball.

Picking himself up off the floor, Le Fondre powered home the resulting spot-kick, scoring his first goal of pre-season.

The lead was short-lived as almost instantly, the hosts were awarded a penalty of their own after Mark Howard fouled Steven Doris inside the box. It was almost deja vu as the striker coolly converted the penalty to level the scores at half-time.

Parkinson made just one change for the second-half with Alnwick replacing Howard in goal.

Just seven minutes into the second 45, Bolton were back in front. Hall once again showed his pace as he found himself in on goal, his cutback came off an Arbroath defender and nestled into the back of the net.

Parkinson rang the changes on the hour fielding a completely different side to the one that started the game. With Alnwick in goal, Darby, Wheater, Beevers and Andy Taylor in defence; Pratley, Vela and Karacan in midfield, with Vela playing just behind Gary Madine.

Wanderers controlled the game for the following 15 minutes, retaining possession well, while no clear cut chances were created, both Madine and Vela tested Gomes in the Arbroath net, however, neither found the back of the net. 

As the final whistle blew, Wanderers' made it two wins out of two in pre-season and now look towards their next challenge in Dundee FC.

Image credit: @graham_black

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