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Preview: Wigan Athletic v Bolton Wanderers

15 March 2019

With a crucial derby day clash ahead for the Wanderers as they take on Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium, bwfc.co.uk have produced five talking points to take into the game.

1. Squad Update

Speaking to bwfc.co.uk prior to the clash, assistant manager Steve Parkin also gave the following update regarding the condition of his squad.

Parkin said: "Josh Magennis has got a bit of a niggly injury, as does Sammy Ameobi and Pav (Pawel Olkowski).

"We’ve got a few bumps and bruises in the camp and there are two or three that we are going to have to make a decision on later.

"They might have fitness tests, but we’ll see how they are in the morning."

2. Game to Remember Wigan 1-3 Bolton - 7.4.2007 - Nicolas Anelka - Andranik Teymourian x2

We want to take all Wanderers fans back to April 2007, when Sam Allardyce’s men took on Paul Jewell’s Latics in the Premier League at the DW Stadium.

The home side opening the scoring through a Nicky Hunt own goal, before El Hadji Diouf hit a strong ball across the area minute from the half time break for Nicolas Anelka to tap home from close range.

Diouf was the architect again, this time in the second half as he slotted through Andranik Teymourian.

The Iranian international poked the ball underneath John Filan to earn the Whites the lead and score his first ever Premier League goal.

The game was put to bed with 17 minutes to spare in the second half, as Kevin Davies worked his way into the area and produced a cross for Teymourian to powerfully head home and secure all three points for the Trotters.

The relive this game in video form, click on the link below!

3. Derby Day Clash

Just over seven miles separates the University of Bolton Stadium and the DW Stadium, with this weekend's clash marking Wanderers' shortest league journey of the season.

It is also the first time in almost four years that the Trotters will be visiting the Latics' home ground, with their last trip being back on March 21, 2015 when Martyn Waghorn's injury time leveller denied Wanderers all three points with Tom Walker's first goal for the club having seemingly secured victory.

Emotions will certainly be high on the day too with family, friends and colleagues alike locking horns with their respective allegiances on display.

And with the spoils being shared in the reverse fixture back in December meanwhile, time will only tell if there will be a winner come full time Saturday.

4. Pay on the Day

Wanderers supporters will be able to buy tickets directly from the away turnstiles, at the DW Stadium, on Saturday afternoon.

Tickets will be sold on a cash only basis. Prices do not increase on the day.

Advanced sales from Bolton Wanderers are still available via the phone lines & in person at Bolton Central until 2pm on Friday 15 March, subject to availability.

After this time, no sales or refunds can be processed.

Ticket Prices:

Adults - £28
Over-65s - £15
Under-18s - £10
Under-11s - £5
Under-5s - £2

5. The Reverse Fixture – 1.12.2018 Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Wigan Athletic (Will Buckley)

Looking towards December 2018, Wanderers welcomed the Latics to the University of Bolton Stadium for a crunching derby day fixture in the Sky Bet Championship.

Seven minutes into the game and Wanderers took the lead through Will Buckley, as the winger latched onto the end of a pinpoint Pawel Olkowski cross, before powering his shot past Christian Walton.

The Whites had the lead until Jack Hobbs had been judged to have brought down Will Grigg in the penalty area, from which the striker stepped up from 12 yards and slotted it home to level proceedings for Wigan.

To see highlights of this game, click on the YouTube link below!

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Match Reports

Report: Wigan Athletic 5-2 Bolton Wanderers

16 March 2019

Bolton Wanderers suffered a derby day defeat at the hands of neighbours Wigan Atheltic at the DW Stadium.

Joe Garner gave Wigan an early lead after three minutes, but Wanderers held firm and finished the first half stronger.

However, the hosts found themselves three goals up early in the second half and Wanderers never recovered from that despite goals from O’Neil and Ameobi.

Team News

Phil Parkinson made three changes from Tuesday’s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at the University of Bolton Stadium with  Andrew Taylor, Clayton Donaldson and Will Buckley coming in for Pawel Olkowski, Sammy Ameobi and Craig Noone. Taylor wore the captain’s armband as he faced his former club at the DW Stadium.

First Half

The hosts earned an early free kick just outside the box on the right hand side after Jason Lowe committed a foul which earned him a yellow card with three minutes barely on the clock.

From Reece James’s set-piece Joe Garner emphatically headed the ball past Matthews to put Latics one-up.

Lowe was forced off the field with a leg injury shortly afterwards with Olkowski replacing him.

Wanderers responded by earning three corners in relative quick succession but on each occasion the Wigan defence dealt with them.

Action in both boxes was few and far between inside the opening half hour.

Hobbs was in the right place to clear for a corner as Garner was waiting at the far post to convert a low right sided cross off Massey.

Matthews made a fine save to thwart former Wanderers’ loanee Robinson who cut on from the left before shooting with his right foot. The Wanderers ‘keeper was at full stretch to turn the ball away for a corner.

Joe Williams’ well struck volley earned a corner after the ball broke to him when the Latics’ defence attempted to clear O’Neil’s free-kick.

Wanderers were edging their way back into this contest and were started to gather a bit of momentum as they ploughed forward.

Another O’Neil free-kick was whipped in which Walton had to punch clear and Wanderers were looking stronger as the half went towards time added on.

Second Half

Parkinson made his second change of the afternoon during the break with Ameobi replacing Donaldson.

Wigan doubled their advantage after 51 minutes through Massey whose shot sneaked in off the inside edge of the post.

It was a rather unfortunate manner for Wanderers to concede especially after their strong finish to the first half.

Wigan’s third came shortly afterwards through Nick Powell who squared into an empty net after Garner stole in behind Matthews to dispossess him as he was attempting to kick the ball up field.

Magennis summed up Wanderers’ luck when his 20 yard free-kick skied over Walton’s cross bar.

Wanderers pulled a goal back on the hour mark through O’Neil whose firmly driven effort from just outside the edge of the box took a deflection to beat Walton.

Matthews made a smart block to keep out Jacobs after he was put rhough by Powell, but the midfielder wasn’t to be denied and moments later restored Wigan’s the three-goal advantage with a powerful drive into the back of the net.

Connolly was unlucky to not get his name on the scoresheet when Ameobi’s flick presented him with a shot which Walton somehow saved with his feet.

Ameobi pulled another goal back to round off some smart play from Wanderers with ten minutes of the game left.

But substitute Leon Clarke ensured the three-goal advantage remained moments later when he nodded in at the far post to seal victory for the hosts.

Full Time

Bolton Wanderers: Matthews, Taylor, Lowe (Olkowski 8), Beevers, Donaldson (Ameobi HT), Buckley (Noone 82), Hobbs, Connolly, O’Neil, J Williams, Magennis.

Subs From: B. Williams, Wilson, Wheater, Connell

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Ticket News

Pay on the Day confirmed for Wigan Athletic

14 March 2019

Wanderers supporters will be able to buy tickets directly from the away turnstiles, at the DW Stadium, on Saturday afternoon.

Tickets will be sold on a cash only basis. Prices do not increase on the day.

Advanced sales from Bolton Wanderers are still available via the phone lines & in person at Bolton Central until 2pm on Friday 15 March, subject to availability.

After this time, no sales or refunds can be processed.

Ticket Prices:

Adults - £28
Over-65s - £15
Under-18s - £10
Under-11s - £5
Under-5s - £2

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