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Wanderers u21 Team Smash Arsenal

Easy easy easy easy!

Michael Regan

A fine win was had in Leyland tonight, as Andy Kellett's late strike gave Bolton Wanderers maximum points as they came from behind to record a famous 2-1 win over perennial losers Arsenal.

Although the away side scored first, shortly after the hour mark, through former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Thomas Eisfeld, but soon Bolton found themselves on level terms through midfielder Chris Lester who struck the equaliser from close range beyond the Arsenal keeper Macey.

In dramatic circumstances, Bolton completed their comeback in the last five minutes when Kellett raced through the non-existent Arsenal defence before smashing a low drive home to secure victory for the Super Whites. It was a victory for home-grown talent with the away side having imported most of their talent from the continent at an exorbitant price. Pretty shameful really.

New signing Andy Robinson was tidy in the Bolton midfield, though the performance of the team as a whole will give much hope for the future for Wanderers supporters.

Despite this, will first-team manager Dougie Freedman blood any of them? Probably not, the eejit. The season is petering out into a boring and tedious nothingness, but the manager's natural cautioness has yet to bring any of the reserves and youth talent into the first team despite it clearly being high time that they did.

The ball is in your court Douglas.

The Teams

Bolton Wanderers: Lee-Barrett, Maher, Kellett, Threlkeld, Holding, Woodland, Lester, Robinson, Iliev, Clough, Walker (Bastos, 83)
Subs not used: Ball, Thomas, Wilkinson, Kelly

Arsenal: Macey, Bellerin, Siemann, Ajayi, Ormonde-Ottewill, Kamara, Eisfeld, Hayden, Ansah (Lipman, 73), Zelalem (Crowley, 81), Toral
Subs not used: Huddart, Jebb, Iwobi