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TOP TEN WINS: Wanderers 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

22 May 2018

After Wanderers secured their place in the Sky Bet Championship for another season, bwfc.co.uk are counting down the Whites' ten best victories from the 2017/18 campaign.

Fourth place in our countdown goes to Bolton's first league victory of the season, coming against Sheffield Wednesday back in October!

Having endured a difficult start to their return to the Sky Bet Championship with just two points to their name after their first 11 outings, the Trotters sat bottom of the second tier when they welcomed the Owls to Macron Stadium.

Coming into the game off the back of eight straight defeats and without a goal in September, the October international break did Wanderers the world of good as they managed to kick-start their season in memorable fashion.

With Sammy Ameobi and Josh Vela making their long-awaited returns from injury, the former marked his second home debut for the Whites with a memorable individual effort to open the scoring.

Sam Hutchinson's own goal proved to be the winner on the hour-mark, with Kieran Lee pulling one back for the visitors, but Phil Parkinson's men did not care how their first win game about.

They were up and running and about to embark on a seven-game unbeaten run to breath life into what had been a faltering campaign so far.

HOW BWFC.CO.UK SAW IT...

"Wanderers picked up their first league victory of the season with a hard-earned win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.

The Whites took the lead inside ten minutes, with Sammy Ameobi’s beautifully crafted 25-yard shot giving the Owls’ keeper absolutely no chance.

Their advantage was doubled shortly after the hour mark meanwhile, with Sam Hutchinson turning home a Bolton corner at the near post.

The visitors did pull one back with 22 minutes remaining however through Kieran Lee from close range, but it proved to be scant consolation come full time."

HOW THE MANAGER SAW IT...

"We most certainly enjoyed that one – it was a huge win for us, but I thought it was deserved and at 2-0, we probably should’ve killed the game off.

That said, there were a lot of big performances from us today and we spoke to the lads about running those hard yards on the football pitch to earn that result and they’ve certainly done that today.

It’s a big lift for everybody though and the lads have worked extremely hard over the last couple of weeks on the training ground and it’s shown today."

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