#FixtureReleaseDay: Wanderers' local derby clashes in 2016/17

The club's official website runs the rule over the Whites' local derbies throughout the upcoming 2016/17 season

The upcoming campaign will see Wanderers pit their wits against a number of near neighbours with whom competitive meetings against have been few and far between in recent years.

With that in mind, the dates for the club’s local derbies throughout the 2016/17 season are as follows...


Although it has been 17 years since Bolton and Bury met in the league – that match resulting in a 2-1 win for the Shakers back in April 1999 - there have been two League Cup clashes since then.

The most recent of which saw a 3-2 extra time victory for the Whites back in August 2014, the clubs also clashed in October 2002 when Bernard Mendy’s own goal ensured Bury’s progression.

During 2016/17 meanwhile, Wanderers will visit the Shakers at Gigg Lane on Saturday 22 October, while the return fixture at Macron Stadium will take place on Monday 17 April.

Oldham Athletic

Last pitting their wits against each other in an FA Cup tie back in January 2005 – a game which Bolton won by a single Ricardo Vaz Te goal – this season will mark two decades since the Latics last clashed with Wanderers in the league.

The scoreline at Boundary Park back in 1996/97 was a goalless draw, while Bolton will make the short journey to Oldham this season on Saturday 15 April with Athletic making their first visit to BL6 on Saturday 15 October.


While there have been a handful of friendlies between the Whites and their counterparts from Spotland in recent years – the most recent coming back in July 2014 when Bolton ran out 2-0 winners – the last league meeting was in fact over 28 years ago.

At the time, both sides were plying their trade in Division 4 while the spoils were shared in a goalless draw at Burnden Park in March 1988. There have been more recent clashes in cup competitions however, the last being in December 1992 when goals from Jason McAteer, Andy Walker and a John McGinlay brace secured a 4-0 FA Cup victory for the Trotters.

The upcoming campaign meanwhile will see Rochdale, like many teams in the division, visit Macron Stadium for the first time with the game scheduled to take place on Tuesday 14 February while the Whites’ faithful will visit Spotland on Tuesday 27 September.

Fleetwood Town

Having remained a League One outfit by the skin of their teeth back in May with just five points separating them from Doncaster Rovers who occupied the final relegation spot, Wanderers will pit their wits against Fleetwood competitively for the first time this coming season.

The two sides have met in a handful of friendlies in recent years, with the Cod Army running out winners on both occasions over a Bolton Wanderers XI at Highbury. 

During the coming campaign meanwhile, the Whites will made the trip to the Fylde coast on Saturday 11 March, with Steven Pressley’s men making their first ever trip to Macron Stadium on Saturday 20 August.

Blackpool (EFL Cup Round One)

The Seasiders may have suffered relegation to League Two last season, but Wanderers will make the short trip to Bloomfield Road the week commencing August 8 having been drawn against Blackpool in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Bolton and the Tangerines last pitted their wits against each other when both sides were plying their trade in the Championship in 2014/15, with both games ending in a 1-1 draw on the Fylde coast and at Macron Stadium.

Season tickets for the upcoming 2015/16 campaign are still available with club's early purchase deadline now extended to June 30.

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