Depsite taking the lead twice, Bolton Wanderers left Burton Albion with a 2-2 draw, extending their unbeaten run to three games.
Having picked up a couple injuries after Saturday’s trip to AFC Wimbledon, Josh Emmanuel returned to the starting line up, with Kean Bryan also returning. With Daryl Murphy injured, Ethan Hamilton was moved out wide with Joe Dodoo the sole striker.
Wanderers started brightly and amazingly took the lead just over twenty minutes in. Ali Crawford’s corner was headed into the goal by Ryan Delaney, his first goal for the club since joining on deadline day.
The joy of being in front was sadly short lived, as Jamie Murphy restored parity seven minutes later.
Incredibly, Bolton managed to re-take the lead just over five minutes before half time. Ali Crawford was once again involved, as he played a through ball into the path of Ethan Hamilton, whose goal was his first for Bolton & the first time Wanderers have scored twice away from home since October.
Wanderers certainly had chances to extend the lead, most notably from Joe Dodoo who should have scored from close range.
Burton punished Wanderers for missing chances again, with Murphy grabbing his second of the game just after the hour mark.
Bolton managed to hold on to secure another point, though on another night it could/should have been all three.
It’s the first time in our history we’ve managed not to lose against Burton, so that’s something.
Also, Ali Crawford needs to sign a new deal pronto.
Up the unbeaten Whites.