clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Bolton Wanderers: The best of 2017

New, comment

What was the best Bolton Wanderers moment of 2017? Vote Now!

Oxford United v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League One Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

2017 was an interesting year to be a Bolton Wanderers fan. We suffered through some low points, but there were plenty of spectacular moments. Memories that fans can cling onto for years to come.

We’re going to take a look at some of the best Bolton Wanderers moments that occurred in 2017, and you can vote for your favourite with the poll at the bottom of the page.

So, here are the best Bolton Wanderers moments from 2017.

Adam Le Fondre returns

With results in January not quite going Wanderers’ way, it became apparent that Bolton needed that added spark in their team. The natural goalscorer they had been missing for years. On transfer deadline day, the return of Adam Le Fondre was announced. Fans had been clamouring for the club to re-sign him since his loan ended eighteen months prior. A deal was finally struck and Wanderers signed him loan from Cardiff City after his loan at Wigan Athletic was cut short. Cue mass celebration from the Wanderers faithful, who weren’t disappointed with his six goals which helped Wanderers secure second position.

Assisted by Filipe Morais

After being released by Bradford City on transfer deadline day, Wanderers took no time in snapping up the experienced Portuguese winger. After showcasing his attacking prowess against Fleetwood Town, Morais stepped up a gear a few days later away at Gillingham. Wanderers won the game 4-0, with each going being assisted by Morais. It was a superb performance from a player playing at the top of his game.

Josh Vela’s titanic moment

After going five games unbeaten, Wanderers wanted to carry on their impressive run, and faced a tricky game in the shape of a trip to Oxford United. With Wanderers winning 3-2 in the final moments, Josh Vela made sure of the points with a fantastic precise finish, one which caused mass celebration from the Wanderers fans and staff.

Mark Beevers’ last minute winner

Facing former Wanderers player and assistant manager Phil Brown, Southend was a tricky game for Wanderers. When it looked as if Bolton would have to settle for a point, Mark Beevers popped up with the unlikeliest of winners. The defender turned in the box to slam the ball home into the corner. Sublime.

David Wheater causes a pitch invasion

With the prospect of securing promotion back to The Championship, a sellout Wanderers crowd filled the away end at Port Vale, hoping to see Bolton win. With Fleetwood drawing, Wanderers took the lead in the second half when David Wheater headed home a free kick. The Wanderers went wild, with some leaping onto the pitch to celebrate with the players. Wanderers didn’t manage to secure promotion that day, but for the fans who were there, it was the best away day for years. For a brief moment, that David Wheater goal was the goal to send Wanderers back to The Championship.

Promotion against Peterborough

The perfect day for Wanderers. A comprehensive 3-0 win, followed by a mass pitch invasion and a trophy unveiling. Everything that could have gone right went right, and Wanderers were finally celebrating a return to The Championship at the first time of asking.

The first win in The Championship

Having gone eleven games without a win, Wanderers faced promotion chasers Sheffield Wednesday at The Macron in early October. Thankfully, the international break prior to the game helped, as Wanderers won the game 2-1. The returning Sammy Ameobi and Josh Vela played their part, as did new signing Karl Henry. Goals from Sammy Ameobi and and an own goal gave Wanderers their first win of the season.

So there you have it. Bolton Wanderers’ best moments of 2017.

You can vote for your favourite using the poll below.

Poll

What was the best Bolton Wanderers moment of 2017?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Adam Le Fondre returns
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    Assisted by Filipe Morais
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    Josh Vela’s titanic moment
    (5 votes)
  • 13%
    Mark Beevers’ last minute winner at Southend
    (11 votes)
  • 23%
    David Wheater causes a pitch invasion at Port Vale
    (19 votes)
  • 45%
    Promotion against Peterborough
    (36 votes)
  • 6%
    The first win in The Championship
    (5 votes)
80 votes total Vote Now

Have I missed a moment off the list? Let me know in the comments box below.