Bolton 1-2 Charlton: Match Report

28 January 2017 05:34

Ten-man Charlton battle back for victory at Bolton

Charlton Athletic came from behind with 10 men to deliver a blow to Bolton Wanderers' promotion hopes with a 2-1 win at the Macron Stadium .

Patrick Bauer and Nathan Byrne helped Karl Robinson's men complete a perfect smash and grab, cancelling out Zach Clough's free-kick.

And the win - which furthers the Addicks' own play-off ambitions - was made all the more impressive considering Lewis Page earned a red card after 12 minutes for a professional foul.

Charlton were put at an immediate disadvantage when Page was sent off for a professional foul on Josh Vela.

Clough then made the punishment count double with a brilliant free-kick, his ninth goal of the season so far.

Robinson's side refused to lie down and equalised on 23 minutes when Jake Forster-Caskey's free-kick was turned in at the far post by defender Bauer.

And the Londoners grabbed a shock lead in first-half stoppage time when Forster-Caskey led an impressive counter, feeding Byrne to slot the ball under the advancing Ben Alnwick.

Bolton, now without a win in their last five games in all competitions, threw all they had at Charlton after that and struck the woodwork when Andrew Taylor's cross deflected off Lewis Solly.

They failed to seriously test goalkeeper Declan Rudd in the second half, however, as they slipped to a second consecutive 2-1 defeat in front of their own fans.


Source: PA


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