This was a significant game due to Stuart Holden and Josh Vela trying to make vital steps back to fitness. Lion of Vienna Suite writer Elliott Turnbull took the pictures, while our guest contributor Alex Hosker took down all the details of the match.
We knew that Marc Tierney's absence (the result of a fractured foot suffered against Yeovil Town) would be a while. We were told right from the off that it would be "months." Tierney is set to miss at least five months after seeing a specialist.
There is no question that Stu Holden would have been one of the first names on the team sheet had he found his pre-injury form and had he been fit but that wasn't the case, having missed out with two separate long-term injuries already.
Craig Davies, the only striker on Bolton Wanderers books that is happy to shoot, is set to miss out when Bolton Wanderers take on Yeovil Town this weekend. The striker last played against Blackburn Rovers in the embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Ewood Park.
The issue thus far for Andre Moritz is that he has not been fit. He has made five appearances in all competitions for Bolton thus far and assisted one goal (Beckford's against Tranmere). None of those appearances have lasted more than 33 minutes.
To make matters worse than they already are this season, it seems that the whole of the defense is struggling with injury at the moment and an already shaky back line may have some square pegs tossed into round holes.
Following Stu's most recent injury, Wanderers fans made it clear that Holden's wages were apparently too much of a burden on the club and that the sensible choice would simply be for Bolton to tear the player's contract up and send him on his way.
With the confetti raining down over the podium, the United States Men's National team held the Gold Cup trophy high in the air, bouncing as the celebrations began. Unfortunately, it didn't feel right after Stu limped off the field with a knee injury