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28 July 2018 Venue ABAX Stadium Attendance

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Peterborough United
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Bolton Wanderers

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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Peterborough United v Bolton Wanderers

27 July 2018

Wanderers conclude their preparations for the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign with a clash away at Sky Bet League One outfit Peterborough United at the ABAX Stadium.

Phil Parkinson's men have won one, drawn two and lost one of their friendly fixtures so far, and ahead of tomorrow's trip to The Posh, bwfc.co.uk has highlighted five talking points surrounding the game.

1. Pay on the day

Tickets in B Upper and B Lower of the Main North Stand will be available in advance via the ticket office at Peterborough or online by clicking HERE.

Tickets will also be available on the day however from 10am, but there will be a small price increase.  

Advance ticket prices

Adults: £8
Seniors (60+): £5
Under-22s: £5
Under-18s: £1

Matchday prices (from 10am)

Adults: £10
Seniors (60+): £7
Under-22s: £7
Under-18s: £1

2. Final pre-season outing

With the club's season opener against West Bromwich Albion just a week away, this Saturday's clash is the team's last run-out before the 2018/19 campaign gets underway.

So far in pre-season, the Trotters have beaten Halifax Town, drawn with Morecambe and Girona and lost to Guiseley, scoring three and conceding four goals.

And the manager will certainly be keen to end his side's pre-season on a high against their highest ranked opponents in the shape of Peterborough.

3. Former Posh boys

Saturday will see three former Peterborough United stars return to their former hunting ground in Ben Alnwick, Erhun Oztumer and Mark Little.

Goalkeeper Alnwick spent two years with the Posh between July 2014 and August 2016, making 97 appearances in all competitions.

Oztumer meanwhile made his debut in the Football League with United in August 2014, going on to score seven times in 57 outings over a two-year period.

Little had the biggest impact on United however, playing on over 180 occasions over a four-and-a-half year period and winning promotion to the Championship with them in 2010/11.

4. Last time out against Peterborough

Bolton fans certainly won't need reminding of the last time the Whites met with Peterborough United back in May 2017.

Needing a victory to guarantee promotion back to the Sky Bet Championship, goals from Jem Karacan, David Wheater and Adam Le Fondre ensured that the Posh were put to the sword at Macron Stadium on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign.

And although Saturday's friendly encounter is a far cry from that day, the players still involved in the team from that day will no doubt be looking to take inspiration from their efforts 18 months ago.

5. Marc Wilson debut?

Finally, this weekend could see new signing Marc Wilson made his bow for Wanderers.

The defender, who is also capable of playing holding midfield, joined the club on Tuesday after departing Stoke City earlier this summer.

He did not feature that evening against Guiseley however, and could be in line to make his Bolton bow against the Posh come Saturday afternoon.

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Report: Peterborough United 0-2 Bolton Wanderers

28 July 2018

First-half goals from Adam Le Fondre and Sammy Ameobi gave Bolton Wanderers a victory in the final match of their pre-season campaign against Peterborough United at the ABAX Stadium.

Wanderers enjoyed plenty of possession during the early stages against their League One opponents but it was the hosts who almost broke the deadlock through Matt Gooden whose header was pushed around the post at the expense of a corner.

Shortly afterwards, Alnwick was forced into making a brave save at the feet of Jason Naismith after he initially spilled a powerful drive from the midfielder as Peterborough began to up the pressure.

But the visitors took the lead after 14 minutes thanks to Le Fondre finishing off a classy move that was instigated by the on-loan Yanic Wildschutt.

The Dutchman picked the ball up and charged 15 yards before slotting the ball into the path of Le Fondre, who finished into the bottom corner, poking past the advancing Aaron Chapman for his second strike of the pre-season.

Wanderers doubled their lead in sensational style ten minutes later thanks to the sublime left foot of Ameobi. The winger was 30 yards out when he unleashed a rasping left footed curler that went over the line off the underside of the crossbar. The goal had everyone in the ABAX Stadium off their feet and applauding the strike that would grace any game at any level.

And two almost became three when Jason Lowe seized possession and threaded through Clayton Donaldson. The big striker showed aplomb to spin and turn away from his marker, but his strike lacked the power and placement to beat Chapman.

Meanwhile, at the other end, Cummings should have done better with a shot that failed to trouble Alnwick.

Andrew Taylor shaped up for a volley for what would have been his first goal in a Wanderers shirt, but his effort was blocked at the expense of a corner.

It was all Wanderers as the half drew to a close and Wildschutt was the next to try his luck from distance with a 30-yarder flying just wide.

The hosts won a corner barely a minute into the start of the second-half  when Gooden’s volley deflected wide but the chance came to nothing as Alnwick came off his line to comfortably gather the corner.

Both sides struggled to create any further chances with play being centred around the middle of tha park.

Peterborough’s best chance of the period came off George Cooper’s left footed free-kick which had Alnwick scampering to his right hand post but the ball went inches wide of the upright.

Just moments later is was a case of action replay with an identical free-kick from Cooper going wide once again.

This sparked some life into the hosts who sensed blood but the Wanderers defence held firm.

Parkinson made his first substitution on 72 minutes with Craig Noone coming on for the impressive Wildschut.

And Noone was soon involved with a wicked free-kick that narrowly evaded everyone at the far post.

Erhun Oztumer and Will Buckley came on for the goalscorers Ameobi and Le Fondre respectively with ten minutes remaining, while Hall replaced Donaldson with five minutes remaining.

Hall earned a late corner for Wanderers when his shot was deflected behind but the hosts broke from the resulting corner and earned a free-kick on the edge of the box .

The chance sparked a defensive scramble with Wanderers eventually clearing their lines.

It was a good victory for Parkinson’s men against tough opponents and brought down the curtain on Wanderers’ pre-season campaign.

Wanderers: Alnwick, Olkowski, Beevers, Wheater (C), Taylor, Lowe, Vela, Wildschut (Noone 72), Ameobi (Oztumer 80) , Donaldson (Hall 85), Le Fondre (Buckley 80)

Subs Not Used: Williams, Hobbs, Little, Darby, O'Neil, Edwards, Pritchard, Earing ​

 

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Ticket News

Reminder of Peterborough United ticket information

27 July 2018

Ticket information for Bolton Wanderers' pre-season friendly against Peterborough United tomorrow afternoon is as follows.

Taking place at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday 28 July (KO 3pm), tickets in B Upper and B Lower of the Main North Stand will be available in advance via the ticket office at Peterborough or online by clicking HERE.

Tickets will also be available on the day from 10am but there will be a small price increase.  

Advance ticket prices: 

Adults: £8
Seniors (60+): £5
Under-22s: £5
Under-18s: £1

Matchday prices (from 10am):

Adults: £10
Seniors (60+): £7
Under-22s: £7
Under-18s: £1

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