Rochdale 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

28 Sep

Steven Davies’ stunning finish saw Bolton slip to their second league defeat of the season in a 1-0 reverse to Rochdale.


Trotters skipper Jay Spearing had the best effort of the first half, his low drive kept out by Dale stopper Josh Lillis.

The deadlock was broken in the 53rd minute in stunning fashion. Dale broke forward down the right and Davies’ attempt to square the ball across the face of goal was blocked by David Wheater.

However, the ball ran loose and Davies was onto it in a flash, crashing an unstoppable shot into the roof of Mark Howard’s net from a tight angle.

Jamie Allen came agonisingly close to a second minutes later with a clever headed attempt.

He contorted his body to meet the cross and guide his effort wide of Howard but against the frame of the goal, Davies foiled as he attempted to force home the rebound.

James Henry saw a deflected effort loop up over Lillis in the closing minutes but he clipped the outside of a post.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Bunney.

Foul by Keith Keane (Rochdale).

Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Keith Keane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sammy Ameobi.

Attempt blocked. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Josh Vela replaces Lawrie Wilson.

Substitution, Rochdale. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Joe Thompson.

Attempt saved. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Joe Thompson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Joe Thompson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Joe Thompson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keith Keane (Rochdale).

Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Sammy Ameobi replaces Keshi Anderson.

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zach Clough replaces Chris Taylor.

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

Chris Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Taylor (Bolton Wanderers).

Joe Thompson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Thompson.

Goal! Rochdale 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Thompson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Taylor (Bolton Wanderers).

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

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