Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Oldham Athletic

15 Oct

Zach Clough’s first goals since 23 April earned high-flying Bolton a League One derby win to keep Oldham rooted in the bottom four.


Clough curled in a stunning free-kick from 18 yards after 10 minutes following Paul Green’s foul on Sammy Ameobi.

And he secured Wanderers’ first-ever win over their neighbours at the Macron Stadium 13 minutes from time after Carl Winchester cleared Ameobi’s first effort off the line.

Phil Parkinson’s side, who have now won their last three games without conceding a goal, were good value for the three points.

Ameobi wasted a first-half one-on-one with Connor Ripley while the Latics keeper saved brilliantly to turn away a David Wheater header.

Steve Robinson’s visitors played their part in a lively first league meeting in 19 years and Mark Howard smartly turned aside Lee Erwin’s 34th-minute effort.

Lively Winchester flashed a hat-trick of shots over the crossbar in 18 second-half minutes while Howard made a decisive block after Green beat the offside trap.

But it was Clough’s finishing skills that prevailed to keep Wanderers firmly in the play-off places.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Jamie Reckord (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Freddie Ladapo.

Cameron Burgess (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Freddie Ladapo.

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Ousmane Fane.

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Cameron Dummigan replaces Brian Wilson.

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Derik replaces Tom Thorpe.

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Oldham Athletic 0. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Carl Winchester.

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers).

Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jamie Proctor replaces Gary Madine.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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