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Match Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Bolton Wanderers

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A look at our stunning, last ditch comeback against Wolves.

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It was a night to remember as Bolton Wanderers made the comeback that no one saw coming; 2-0 down on the 77th minute but finishing the match 2-2.

There were a couple of changes in the squad: Jay Spearing in to replace captain Darren Pratley and Kaiyne Woolery making his first start at the expense of Gary Madine post hitting machine. Mark Davies took on the captain’s armband for this match.

Bolton were doing the most Bolton thing ever and losing 1-0 after 3 minutes courtesy of former Wanderer, Joe Mason’s first ever touch in a Wolves shirt. Despite this however Wanderers dominated the first half. Woolery cut an isolated figure up front, getting very little close support. That said the movement of Wellington, Woolery and Feeney was obviously causing problems, Feeney, Davies and Wellington all got shots off in the opening half, the quality of said shots proved…well shite. Ultimately the first half would feel familiar to oh so many games this season, Wanderers had the better of it, but were losing.

The second half felt much the same, Wanderers we pressing and getting chances but not taking them. Vela forced a good save from Ikeme and we enjoyed the lion’s share of possession.

We then decided to ‘out Bolton’ ourselves and concede another. James Henry put a shot in to the top left corner after cutting in from the right on 77 minutes. Safe to say everyone now knew our fate and were resigned to the 8523797825 loss this campaign.

A glimmer of hope appeared on the 81st minute however. Josh Vela swung in a cross and Wellington Silva headed (yes headed, it wasn’t a typo) the ball in to the net! This still wasn’t greeted with much enthusiasm; I mean, unlike a good massage parlour, we don’t do happy endings. Do we?

Well on the 88th the man that everyone thinks is really good and not at all terrible, Stephen Dobbie fired home from a heavily defected free kick, sealing a vital point before our game against Rotherham.

We finished with 66% possession and 15 shots to their 6. It's slim, but there's some hope for us yet.