Report: Bamber Bridge 0-7 Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers continued their pre-season preparations with an emphatic away victory against non-league outfit Bamber Bridge at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

Ian Evatt's side quickly took control of proceedings and had a healthy two-goal lead by the interval. Shortly before the half hour mark new signing Nathan Delfouneso found the net to start the rout by calmly rounding the goalkeeper to score after being picked out by Ali Crawford's pass.

His strike partner for the first half was Eoin Doyle and after scoring a spectacular goal in last week's win at Atherton Collieries, the Irishman scored Wanderers' second of the afternoon with another excellent strike; a right-footer from just outside the box which found the corner.

Two goals to the good at the break, Evatt fielded a new eleven for the second half and they soon put Bridge to the sword. Seven minutes into the forty-five, Muhammadu Faal ran from deep and showed great footwork and control of the ball to slot the ball past the goalkeeper from inside the box.

One of the two trialists who featured in the match then scored twice in a short period of time to leave Wanderers five goals to the good.

The first was a reasonably straight forward finish after latching onto a rebound following Liam Gordon's lung-busting run and saved shot and the second strike was a great left-footed curler from just outside the box which found the bottom corner.

Dennis Politic then got in on the act with the sixth goal, an emphatic penalty that found the top right corner after he was felled inside the box and with a couple of minutes remaining Liam Gordon got the goal his performance deserved, poking the ball in at the far post from Gethin Jones' cross.

Another box ticked for Ian Evatt's side who impressed with an excellent performance and continue to prepare for the season opener in September. 


First Half XI: Crellin, Santos, Delaney, Greenidge, Hickman, Trialist, White, Comley, Crawford, Delfouneso, Doyle. 

Second Half XI: Alexander, Brockbank, Baptiste, Taft, Jones, Gordon, Sarcevic, Darcy (Graham 79), Politic, Trialist, Faal (King-Harmes 79).


Goals: Delfouneso (29), Doyle (40), Faal (52), Trialist (59, 66), Politic (72 pen), Gordon (88)

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