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2-3
08 July 2017 Venue Victory Park Attendance 1,447

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Chorley
2 - 3
Bolton Wanderers

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4-4-2
  • -
    Branagan
    GK
  • -
    Azam
    DF
  • -
    Beesley
    DF
  • -
    Teague (C)
    DF
  • -
    Leather
    DF
  • -
    Jordan
    MF
  • -
    Blakeman
    MF
  • -
    Whitham
    MF
  • -
    O'Keefe
    MF
  • -
    Carver
    FW
  • -
    Gornall
    FW

Substitutes

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    Challoner
    SUB
  • -
    Jarvis
    SUB
  • -
    Walker
    SUB
  • -
    Charnock
    SUB
  • -
    Roscoe
    SUB
  • -
    Cottrell
    SUB
  • -
    Wilson
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Matt Jansen

4-4-2
  • 13
    Alnwick
    GK
  • 2
    Little
    DF
  • 4
    Dervitte
    DF
  • 31
    Wheater (C)
    DF
  • 42
    Lonsdale
    DF
  • 11
    Buckley
    MF
  • 8
    Karacan
    MF
  • 37
    Perry
    MF
  • 34
    King
    MF
  • 9
    Le Fondre
    FW
  • 14
    Madine
    FW

Substitutes

  • 33
    Howard
    SUB
  • 26
    Darby
    SUB
  • 17
    Brockbank
    SUB
  • 5
    Beevers
    SUB
  • 3
    A. Taylor
    SUB
  • 41
    White
    SUB
  • 6
    Vela
    SUB
  • 21
    Pratley
    SUB
  • 7
    C. Taylor
    SUB
  • 35
    Hall
    SUB
  • 23
    Trialist
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Phil Parkinson

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Match Previews

Preview: Five talking points ahead of Chorley v Bolton Wanderers

7 July 2017

As Wanderers make the short journey to Chorley for their first pre-season fixture ahead of the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship season, bwfc.co.uk highlights five talking points ahead of Saturday's game.

1. First pre-season outing
Having returned for pre-season training two weeks ago, Bolton Wanderers travel to neighbours Chorley for their first outing of the summer.
 
With a month to go until the big kick-off, the game hands the club's fans an early opportunity to see their side in action after they won promotion back to the Sky Bet Championship last season.
 
Phil Parkinson's men won their first pre-season outing last summer away at Danish side FC Helsingor and will be hoping for more of the same this time around in admittedly more familiar surroundings.
 
2. Debuts for new signings
Mark Little, Will Buckley and Stephen Darby are all in line to make their first appearances for the club on Saturday at Victory Park, while Andrew Taylor and Adam Le Fondre are also both set to feature after making permanent moves to Macron Stadium. 
 
Ahead of next week's pre-season trip to Scotland, the quintet will be eager to make a good impression in front of the travelling fans.
 
3. Opportunity for youngsters
Phil Parkinson confirmed to iFollow BWFC that a number of the club's youngsters will be given an opportunity to impress in pre-season.
 
Having signed professional deals with the Whites this summer, Connor Hall, Jeff King, Alex Perry and Jake Turner will all be hopeful of making their mark in the final weeks before the start of the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship season.
 
Elsewhere, Harry Brockbank, Jack Earing, Cole Lonsdale and Ryan White will also be hoping to catch the eye both in training and in Bolton's pre-season friendlies after having their scholarships extended for a third year.  
 
4. Gaffer's home town
Born and bred in Chorley, Saturday's game gives Phil Parkinson the opportunity to return to his old home town.
 
The Trotters boss will be hoping it proves to be a happy return as his side look to start pre-season strongly against the Vanarama National League North Side.
 
Meanwhile in the home dugout, Chorley are managed by former Wanderers striker Matt Jansen, adding an extra element to this weekend's proceedings.
 
5. Notice for travelling fans
Travelling Whites fans should be aware that the Adlington Carnival parade takes place tomorrow between 12-2pm, ensuring that the A6 will be closed at and either side of these times.
 
Supporters travelling to tomorrow's game by train, should also expect a reduced and busy service due to industrial action. Click HERE for more information. 
 

Fans are advised to plan their route to Victory Park in advance.

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Match Reports

Report: Chorley 2-3 Bolton

8 July 2017

Bolton Wanderers overcame a two-goal first-half deficit to defeat ten-man Chorley at Victory Park to lift the Harold Taylor Memorial Trophy and get their pre-season campaign off to a winning start.

The hosts raced into a an early lead through Terry Gornell before Marcus Carver doubled the lead shortly, but captain Andy Teague saw red just before half time.

However, Wanderers, who fielded two different XIs in each half, claimed the victory thanks to an imperious second-half display and goals from Harry Brockbank (2) and Ryan White.

Prior to the start of the match a minute’s silence was held to acknowledge the sad passing of Bradley Lowery, the young Sunderland supporter who touched the heart of the nation.

Wanderers fielded a mixture of senior players and members of the development squad as they got their pre-season up and running against their non-league near neighbours.

Phil Parkinson employed a 4-4-2 during the opening half with Gary Madine and Adam Le Fondre up top. The back four comprised of Cole Lonsdale, Dorian Dervite, David Wheater and debutant Mark Little with Ben Alnwick between the posts.

In midfield were Jeff King, Jem Karacan, Alex Perry and Will Buckley.

Barely three minutes had transpired before the hosts took the lead through Terry Gornell who side footed from the right side of penalty box.

Wanderers had a good chance to respond ten minutes later when Perry put in a great delivery from the right hand side. Le Fondre was unable to get enough on the ball through due to a stern challenge from a defender.

The visitors were starting to see more of the ball with Little providing a good overlap on the right hand side.

However, Chorley doubled their lead after 17 minutes through a virtuoso goal from Marcus Carver. The tall frontman outpaced the Wanderers defence after advancing from just outside the box to slot past Alnwick.

Le Fondre was bundled over in the box by a clumsy looking challenge after some good play in midfield but the referee ignored the appeals.

Alnwick came to the rescue to prevent Wanderers from conceding another when he fingertipped a drive from Gornell onto the bar and over for a corner.

The hosts had captain Andy Teague sent off just before the break for violent conduct. He reacted badly to a challenge from King, who was shown a yellow card for the initial tackle.

Parkinson fielded a different XI for the second half with Mark Howard in goal, Stephen Darby, Harry Brockbank, Mark Beevers and Andy Taylor in defence; Ryan White, Darren Pratley, Josh Vela and Chris Taylor in midfield, and a trialist and Conor Hall up front.

Pratley had a header comfortably saved by Ritchie Branagan, son of former Wanderers legend Keith, after he latched on to Beevers’ knockback from a Chris Taylor free-kick.

Just before the hour mark and Wanderers reduced the arrears thanks to a Brockbank header. Again Taylor and Beevers combined to create the opportunity with the young centre-back nodding past Branagan.

Vela had a chance to equalise moment later but his shot from distance blazed over the bar.

Hall’s effort after latching well to a through-ball from midfield went straight into the hands of Branagan as Wanderers pressed for another goal.

And that goal came in fine style through White whose shot on the turn after receiving a Darby pass went into the roof of the net.

Brockbank got his second and Wanderers’ third after the hosts failed to clear a corner with the defender prodding home to put his side in front.

White came close to another when his left footed curler deflected just beyond Branagan’s far post for a corner.

The final whistle blew minutes later as Wanderers' comeback ensured they came out on top in the annual friendly encounter, with Wheater being presented with the Harold Taylor Memorial Trophy after the game.

Wanderers first half XI: Alnwick, Little, Wheater, Dervite, Lonsdale, Buckley, Karacan, Perry, King, Le Fondre, Madine.

Wanderers second half XI: Howard, Darby, Brockbank, Beevers, A.Taylor, White, Pratley, Vela, C.Taylor, Hall, Trialist.

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