Match Report: Bolton Wanderers 0, Tranmere Rovers 3

Match Report – League 2: Bolton Wanderers 0, Tranmere Rovers 3

Tranmere’s visit to the University of Bolton Stadium was a happy one as Keith Hill returned to his former club. The coach journey home would have been not the sorry affair that it was following last week’s 5-0 defeat at Exeter.

Goals from Peter Clarke, Kieron Morris, and James Vaughan provided a well-earned win for Tranmere. Hill’s spent 10 months as the Wanderers’ manager, a tenure that ended in June.

The opening 20 minutes, however, were firmly under Bolton’s control with two close attempts on goal from Eoin Doyle. A 28th-minute corner from Feeney (himself a former Trotters player) was ably headed in by defender Clarke, making it 1-0 for the visitors.

Another former Wanderers player, Jay Spearing came off injured in the 57th minute, replaced by Banks.

Then came two goals in just seven minutes. The first, from Morris at 68 minutes, was a 25-yard right-foot shot for which goalkeeper Matt Gilks was merely a spectator, barely moving as the shot whistled past him.

At 75 minutes, Alex Baptiste handled a shot from substitute Morgan Ferrier in the box. Vaughan fired in the penalty for his 12th goal of the season, leaving the final score at 3-0 to Rovers.

Keith Hill hailed an ‘outstanding performance’ and dedicated today’s win to the SWA after last week’s defeat.

Bolton Wanderers
13 Gilks
27 Baptiste
5 Almeida Santos
6 Delaney
2 Jones
10 Sarcevic
25 Thomason
21 Brockbank
23 Isgrove
9 Doyle
7 Delfouneso

Substitutes
1 Crellin
8 Comley
11 Crawford
14 White
15 Mascoll
16 Greenidge
17 Darcy

Tranmere Rovers
1 Davies
18 MacDonald
4 Nelson
26 Clarke
3 Ridehalgh
7 Morris
8 Spearing
15 Young
19 Feeney
9 Vaughan
11 Blackett-Taylor

Substitutes
2 O’Connor
10 Ferrier
13 Murphy
14 Woolery
21 Ray
28 Banks
35 Lloyd-McGoldrick


Referee:Charles Breakspear

Tranmere Rovers F.C.

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