On Tuesday night, Bolton Wanderers travelled north to Brutnon Park to face League One side, Carlisle United, in what was the whites' penultimate pre-season friendly. It was very much an experimental Bolton team that Dougie Freedman put out with only a few of the players expected to start against Burnley next week featuring from the off. The weather on the day was terrible with rain constantly pouring down and the pitch becoming completely waterlogged.
The match's lone goal came early in the first half with former Liverpool youngster David Amoo breaking down the right flank. The winger was in miles of space and ran at Tim Ream who got a foot on the cross. The ball took a high arc across the face of goal with a completely indecisive Andy Lonergan looking on. The first attempt was scuffed before Lee Miller finished at the near post from point blank range.
Rob Hall and Chris Eagles once again looked the danger men for Bolton while Chung-Yong Lee and Jermaine Beckford made their first appearances in a Bolton shirt of the summer. The highlights from a Bolton perspective din't show too much of note with the camera mainly focused on Mark Gillespie making saves.
That is, not much of note until late in the match when Liam Noble attempted to put an absolutely terrible challenge in on Chung-Yong Lee. The midfielder slid in hard with what looked like two feet and studs definitely showing. Chungy, who missed a year following a similar challenge in 2011, did not take kindly and immediately reacted to Noble, grabbing him by what looked like the throat. Keith Andrews was involved as well as tempers flared between the two sides.