Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Bury

Bolton v Bury

Bolton missed the chance to move four points clear of third-placed Fleetwood as they were held to a drab draw by relegation-threatened rivals Bury.

The hosts edged a tame first half before Bury forced Mark Howard to tip James Vaughan’s header over the bar.

Wanderers finally showed urgency in the last 15 minutes, with Joe Murphy saving David Wheater’s long-range volley.

Adam le Fondre struck the underside of the bar and Filipe Morais’ free-kick went close but the Shakers survived.

The point ends a three-game losing run for Lee Clark’s side, moving them two points clear of the drop-zone, while second-placed Bolton are winless in three as they look to seal automatic promotion to the Championship.

To make matters worse for the Trotters, midfielder Darren Pratley was forced off in the closing stages with a head injury.

Meanwhile, Bury winger Jack Mackreth was an unused substitute after being recalled from his loan at Macclesfield earlier on Tuesday.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 22Morais
  • 5Beevers
  • 31Wheater
  • 4Dervite
  • 20A Taylor
  • 21PratleySubstituted forLongat 76′minutes
  • 15DerikSubstituted forHenryat 65′minutes
  • 8SpearingBooked at 30mins
  • 6VelaBooked at 62mins
  • 45Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 10Karacan
  • 11Solomon-Otabor
  • 12Long
  • 24Henry
  • 35Wilkinson
  • 39Turner

Bury

  • 41Murphy
  • 28Moore
  • 25BarnettBooked at 9mins
  • 6Kay
  • 5Burgess
  • 3Leigh
  • 44Caddis
  • 20BurgessSubstituted forLoweat 71′minutes
  • 8Tutte
  • 11PopeSubstituted forMillerat 62′minutes
  • 12Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 24Hope
  • 29Miller
  • 37Mackreth
  • 38Pennant
  • 39Lowe
  • 45Hulme
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
18,223

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Bury 0.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Bury).

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Miller (Bury).

Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Chris Long (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Bury).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

Leon Barnett (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Barnett (Bury).

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

Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Greg Leigh (Bury).

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

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

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

(Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Long replaces Darren Pratley.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Ryan Lowe replaces Scott Burgess.

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Miller (Bury).

Attempt missed. George Miller (Bury) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Derik.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

goal

References

  1. ^ Line-ups (www.bbc.co.uk)
  2. ^ Match Stats (www.bbc.co.uk)
  3. ^ Live Text (www.bbc.co.uk)

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