LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Wanderers 1 Barnsley 1

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , chief football writer

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All over here... Match report will be up soon. Not a match to remember for the Whites.


Kevin Davies thought he had won it with a header just then. This point isn't going to be well received at the final whistle.


Wanderers throwing all sorts forward. Four mins to go.


SKD volleys towards goal - but unfortunately Steele is behind it again.


Bogdan makes a double save to keep the scores level. Dawson's dipping shot was pushed away and Crainie followed up, only for the Hungarian to block.


Rain coming down now and the life has drifted out of Wanderers since I said they could score a second. Noble-Lazarus has just flashed an effort wide.


Eagles' free kick is glanced wide by Andrews. Can see Wanderers getting a second still.


Chungy on now for Ngog


That was coming... Craig Davies comes in on his right foot and hits a low effort inside Bogdan's post. Too much space!


GOAL! Barnsley.


Might be an injury to Ngog now. Afobe to come on?


M Davies failed to pull the trigger after Ngog had played him in on the edge of the box.


Wiseman is set away by a quick free kick and his dipping shot goes inches wide.


Butterfield coming off now for Andrews, which will mean Mark Davies pushing further forward.


Davies tests Steele again with a low shot from the edge of the box. He's suddenly burst into the game now.


Brilliant football from Eagles and Mark Davies. Eagles chipped up a pass over the defender and Davies produced a stunning volley- palmed away by Steele.


Subdued start to the second half. Wanderers still in control but not made any chances of note yet.


No changes at half time - we're just getting underway.


Half time. Not vintage from Wanderers but I think they have shaded the first half. Kevin Davies took his goal well - his 601st appearance proving much more memorable than his 600th so far.


Mistake from Bogdan to give away a corner. Makes up for it by claiming Mellis' cross moments later.


To make matters worse, Butterfield finds Ngog with his free kick but the Frenchman's tame header doesn't test Steele.


Terrible call from ref Berry. SKD fouled by full-back, but Ngog had already burst through on goal when he blew his whistle.


Strange afternoon so far for Ngog, who has popped up as a makeshift full-back, got the ball from the back four, and on the right wing.


Excellent stuff from Mark Davies, who dispossessed Dawson then drove a right footed effort at goal. Steele dealt with it well.


That's Mears at right back now, and Ricketts on the left. Much more balance in my view.


Eagles blasts his second effort towards goal in a minute. The first was saved by Steele, the second dipped just wide.


Presumably that was for an injury because Warnock has gone straight down the tunnel with the medical lads.


Mears coming on. For Warnock.


Ricketts curls a shot in from the left. All started with a great challenge by Spearing on Mellis.


Wanderers certainly not having it all their own way. Still not clicking into gear for them in midfield.


O'Brien curls a shot round the wall but a few yards wide of goal.


Great cross from the right side by Eagles. Thought Kevin Davies had blown it after his first touch to control bobbled up a bit, but his second to volley it past Steele was superb.


GOAL! Kevin Davies


Eagles just messed up a good one-two with Spearing. The Liverpool man would have been clean through, I think.


Bogdan makes another save, pushing away Done's dipping effort from 25 yards.


After an encouraging start it's gone a bit scrappy here.


Butterfield getting jeered with every touch by the Barnsley fans, who have just celebrated his over-hit corner.


Wanderers have started off 4-1-4-1, with Ngog on right hand side.


Mellis' corner just caused problems, or rather Bogdan's fumble did. Hurried clearance from Knight.


Craig Davies brings a first meaningful save out of Bogdan. Seized on loose ball on the edge of the box.


Brave man!


Ricketts' deflected shot is gathered easily enough by Steele. Good play from Butterfield in the build up.


Get the feeling that Wanderers need to do some damage early. Not let Barnsley get a foothold in the game. Their confidence won't be high.


Eagles has looked good cutting in from the left already.


Kevin Davies almost scrambles one in after Ricketts' cross drifted over Ngog and his marker Craine and dropped on his lap six yards out.


Jim O'Brien hits one high and wide for Barnsley. Ngog has started on the right for Wanderers.


Eagles floats a shot just over the bar. Bright start and a good move down the left with Warnock.



But we're off now, so we'll soon see...


I predicted 2-0, and a few of you disagree...





I asked what your predictions are... Here are a few....



2:54pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Cambridge White says

Will we ever get to see Sordell again?

Have a feeling he might be loaned out in January. It's a shame he hasn't settled.


Went offline for a moment there, but back in time for kick-off!


On the opposing side today, Craig Davies makes his return after a hamstring injury and Marcus Tudgay gets a debut, following his arrival on loan from Nottingham Forest.


Freedman praised extensively the support he has been given by the fans in his pre-match notes, especially the travelling support at Blackpool last weekend.


2:06pm Sat 17 Nov 12

turkeytrotter says

Sorry, forgot about Kevin Davies....SUPERSTAR!


Slightly attack-biased as well.


Any advances on that??


Back to the Yorkshire team, and here's what I have cooked up so far...

Gk: McDonagh

Defs: Newsome, O'Brien, Cahill, Charlton

Mids: Sellars, Redfearn, Hill

Att: Ward, Davies, Worthington

Subs: Valentine, Henshaw, Facey, Kernaghan, Southall.


A debut for Butterfield, who is likely to be interchangeable with Eagles on the right and left side.


Looks like a 4-4-2, with a rather narrow midfield. Emphasis on the full-backs to get forward too.


So no Petrov in the squad... Not heard anything about an injury but will ask later.


Wanderers: Bogdan, Ricketts, Mills, Knight, Warnock, Eagles, Spearing, M Davies, Butterfield, Ngog, K Davies

Subs: Lynch, Mears, Ream, Andrews, Pratley, Chung-Yong, Afobe

Barnsley: Steele, Golbourne, Wiseman, McNulty, Cranie, Dawson, Mellis, O'Brien, Done, Davies, Tudgay

Subs: Alnwick, Dagnall, Harewood, Cywka, Noble-Lazarus, Foster, Kennedy


Think Neil Redfearn might have nudged Gary Henshaw to the bench, but seeing as he's sitting only a few yards away from me, I might try and get him in the team!





Neil is from Dewsbury and counts!!



2:00pm Sat 17 Nov 12

turkeytrotter says

Frank Worthington is a Yorkshireman, and could have walked into most teams!



Lots of input on the Yorkshire Wanderers team... Kevin Davies is an obvious one, but who else have you suggested?


OK, I asked Twitter followers if we could name a Wanderers Yorkshire XI in honour of today's visitors. Keep your answers coming because I'll be putting together a team in the next half hour or so.


Described as a "quite wonderful footballer" by Freedman to me on Thursday, I'm quite looking forward to seeing what he has got.


Butterfield's last league game was for the Tykes against Leeds United on New Year's Eve, 2011, during which he sustained a very bad knee injury that kept him out for 10 months. And he signed for Premier League Norwich during that spell on the sidelines too.


Back to the match, and Dougie Freedman didn't report any fresh injury worries, which suggests he could pick an unchanged team. But we've come to expect the unexpected from him so far, and after bigging up Jacob Butterfield earlier this week, I wouldn't be surprised to see the England Under-21 star feature this afternoon against his former employers.


I left you in the capable hands of John McGinlay, who in Ken Dodd style could very easily still be chatting away in the Lion of Vienna Suite for all I know.


An early apology to those who saw me make a quick exit at the BWSA meeting the other day. My new nephew Ben weighed in at 8lbs 1oz and is doing just fine, for those who were asking!


Sam Ricketts might score, I suppose, and lend a lovely symetry to the result. But so long as Wanderers can defend as well as they did last time they were here against Leicester, they should be fine.


It's Bolton v Barnsley for the first time in 11 years. The last time the sides met, Michael Ricketts scored the decisive goal. How times have changed.


Good afternoon everyone. This one might not have the Hollywood glitz and glamour of Arsenal v Spurs but it isn't £90 a seat to watch it either.

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2:00pm Sat 17 Nov 12

turkeytrotter says...

Frank Worthington is a Yorkshireman, and could have walked into most teams!
Frank Worthington is a Yorkshireman, and could have walked into most teams! turkeytrotter
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2:06pm Sat 17 Nov 12

turkeytrotter says...

Sorry, forgot about Kevin Davies....SUPERSTAR!
Sorry, forgot about Kevin Davies....SUPERSTAR! turkeytrotter
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2:54pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Cambridge White says...

Will we ever get to see Sordell again?
Will we ever get to see Sordell again? Cambridge White
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6:00pm Sat 17 Nov 12

steveG says...

Thought this was a complacent performance against a poor Barnsley team.The complacency started with team selection,would young Butterfield have played against one of the better teams?.
He looked less than ordinary and following a good start by the Manager he's compromised it.
Thought this was a complacent performance against a poor Barnsley team.The complacency started with team selection,would young Butterfield have played against one of the better teams?. He looked less than ordinary and following a good start by the Manager he's compromised it. steveG
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