Rochdale 1-0 Bolton: Match Report

27 September 2016 09:34

Steven Davies downs Bolton

Steven Davies' stunning finish saw Bolton slip to their second defeat of the Sky Bet League One season as Rochdale ran out 1-0 winners at the Crown Oil Arena.

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, contorting 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.

Source: PA