Report: Spennymoor Town 2-2 Bolton Wanderers XI

Rob Holding and Kaiyne Woolery on target in pre-season draw

Bolton Wanderers XI were held to a 2-2 draw by Spennymoor Town in an entertaining pre-season friendly game at The Brewery Field.

With the club’s development coach Andrew Hughes taking charge, the Bolton XI team started well and dominated the opening 45.

Rob Holding netted the opening goal of the contest, finishing well after combining with Conor Wilkinson.

The hosts responded after the interval however, and soon turned the game on its head with two quickfire goals.

But after a series of substitutions from both sides, Bolton finished the game the stronger and deservedly levelled through Kaiyne Woolery, who latched onto a through ball before dispatching beyond the goalkeeper.

“We worked on structure and ideas in training and took it into the game,” Hughes told “The facilities were different to what we’re maybe used to, but that’s all part of developing and learning. 

“It was a really good benchmark to see where we were at.

“We were a goal up at half time, but in truth it should have been two or three. Then, after that, you have to give credit to Spennymoor for the way they came out after half time.

“At that point we changed things around a bit and a few of the young lads came on gave a really good showing.

“All in all, it was a really good way to end a really positive couple of days.”

The Bolton XI team are next in pre-season action on Wednesday 15 July away at Chorley.

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