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Appeal: Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Sheffield United, January 1971

29 November 2016

Do you have a video copy or highlights from this game?

Bolton Wanderers would like to hear from anyone that has a video copy or highlights from Wanderers' victory over Sheffield United from January 1971.

Facing off in front of the TV cameras in the Second Division on Saturday 16 January, 1971, manager Nat Lofthouse named possibly the youngest ever Whites team as Bolton hosted the league-leaders at Burnden Park.

Seven of the Trotters team that day were aged 20-years-old or younger, while a 17-year-old Paul Jones was handed his Wanderers debut.

The Blades opened the scoring within the first 15 minutes but the Whites fought back with Ian Seddon thundering home into the top corner from 30 yards (pictured) to equalise shortly before the interval.

Paul Fletcher's second half strike then clinched a famous 2-1 victory for Bolton.

The Trotters team that day was; Boswell, Ritson, P. Jones, Hulme, McAllister, Redfern, Waldron, Seddon, Phillips, G. Jones, Fletcher.

If you are able to help, please contact Andrew Dean, Promotions Manager, on 01204 673706 or by email at adean@bwfc.co.uk.


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