Bolton Wanderers 2 – Oxford United 1- Visitors unable to get win at University of Bolton Stadium

Bolton Wanderers enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Oxford United at University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday. Both teams arrived on the back of wins. Bolton Wanderers were looking to pick up points after winning last match. Oxford United were coming from consecutive wins against Crewe Alexandra and Charlton Athletic. After today’s result, Bolton Wanderers and Oxford United currently occupy 7th and 10th spots in the league, with 8 points and 7 points respectively after 4 matches.

Oxford United started strongly in the first half, with a goal from Matty Taylor in the 11th minute. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Oladapo Afolayan equalised for Bolton Wanderers just before half-time to see out the first half 1-1.

Bolton Wanderers continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Eoin Doyle, 63 minutes in, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Both teams used all available substitutes. For Bolton Wanderers, Alex Baptiste, Elias Kachunga and Kieran Lee, came on for Declan John, Lloyd Isgrove and Antoni Sarcevic, Oxford United brought on Marcus McGuane, Nathan Holland and Daniel Agyei to replace Mark Sykes, Sam Winnall and Alex Gorrin.

The referee booked Matty Taylor, Marcus McGuane and Anthony Forde for Oxford United.

Bolton Wanderers will next travel to Cambridge Utd, while Oxford United will face Lincoln City at home.

Technical card:
Bolton Wanderers: Matty Taylor, Mark Sykes, Sam Winnall, Alex Gorrin and Anthony Forde
Oxford United: Oladapo Afolayan, Eoin Doyle, Declan John, Lloyd Isgrove and Antoni Sarcevic
Stadium: University of Bolton Stadium
Goals: Matty Taylor (0-1, min. 11), Oladapo Afolayan (1-1, min. 45) and Eoin Doyle (2-1, min. 63)