Report by Samuel Brady
Eoin Doyle’s first half strike and a disastrous own goal from Jordan Turnball saw Bolton take all three points against Salford City at the University of Bolton Stadium
The Trotters went in front just after 20 minutes when a high press caused a defensive error in the Salford back line, which enabled Antoni Sarcevic to pounce and play in Eoin Doyle who slotted home past keeper Vaclav Hladky to score his 3rd goal of the season and against former manager Richie Wellens.
Salford dominated possession for most parts of the game and had their best chance to pull level just after the restart, when half time substitute Bruno Andrade fired just wide of Matt Gilks post.
Any chance for Salford to get back into the game diminished in the 67th minute when defender Jordon Turnball inadvertently put the ball into his own net when he lobbed keeper Hladky when trying to clear a long ball whilst under pressure from the Bolton frontline.
Salford still pushed on and managed to force a good save from Bolton keeper Matt Gilks with Ashley Hunters effort but ultimately couldn’t find a way through a very strong and organised Trotters defence.
The result pushes Bolton up to 15th in the table with 13 points whilst Salford remain in 10th place on 16. Salford will look to bounce back in the league when they host Bradford City at the Peninsula Stadium, where as Bolton make the trip to take on Stevenage.
More to follow.