LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Yeovil Town 2 Bolton Wanderers 2

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4:55pm

Ridiculous game. Match report up as soon as I can.

4:52pm

4:49pm

Danns breaks but his shot goes dreadfully wide.

4:47pm

Bogdan (dissent)

4:47pm

Bogdan tips a header wide. Drama much?

4:46pm

Wheater makes a superb block on Miller's shot.

4:42pm

Wheater on for Jutkiewicz

4:42pm

Jutkiewicz misses a sitter after running clean through on a long ball out of defence.

4:40pm

Knight heads home from chipped Spearing free kick. Game on!

4:38pm

Miller's missed it! Hit the post.

4:38pm

Miller to take

4:36pm

Linesman flagged foir it - red card for Baptiste

4:36pm

Penalty to Yeovil???

4:31pm

Moritz coming on for Davies

4:29pm

Jutkiewicz fires over the top after Danns had played him through.

4:28pm

Lawrence right-footed effort dips just wide.

4:27pm

Medo and Davies playing much further forward in this second half.

4:23pm

Beckford on for Joe Mason

4:22pm

Terrific tackle from Hutton as Miller winds up to shoot. Yeovil hitting Whites on the break again.

4:14pm

Huge scramble in front of the Wanderers fans as Mason and Jutkiewicz try to force the ball over the line.

4:11pm

Lukas Jutkiewicz drills in his fifth goal for Wanderers - just given a bit of space on the edge of the box.

4:04pm

Davies plays Medo in but he hurries his shot and his effort goes wide.

4:03pm

Danns' shot from distance dips wide.

4:02pm

Off for the second half...

3:57pm

Next goal will be very important. Incredibly, I still think there is something in this game for Bolton - but it has to be a lot, lot better.

3:52pm

Nothing has been sticking up front - Jutkiewicz poor.

Midfield, Danns aside, have been passengers.

And the defence seemed to give up after 25 minutes and offer pots shots at goal.

Bogdan has been fine. Ish.

3:51pm

Well... where do you start?

3:48pm

3:45pm

Medo's free kick bounces off Stech, but the keeper grabs at the second attempt with Davies running in.

3:44pm

Baptiste (foul on Dawson)

3:43pm

Woeful defending - Dawson drills a low shot into the bottom corner.

3:39pm

Miller curls a shot just wide. Far too much space allowed.

3:36pm

Bogdan makes a superb save from Lawrence shot from 25 yards.

3:34pm

Dawson's cross from the right. Absolutely acres of space for Miller.

3:34pm

Miller side foots home from close range unmarked.

3:25pm

Mason's shot deflected wide. Wanderers on top in the last five.

3:18pm

Spill from Bogdan. Miller was chasing but the keeper manages to tidy up his mistake.

3:15pm

Bogdan does well to hold on to Lawrence's dipping free kick.

3:12pm

Giant hailstones coming down now. I feel for the Bolton fans in the open away end.

3:11pm

Shane Duffy heads just wide for Yeovil. Really open start to the game.

3:08pm

Mason dinks a shot over the keeper - ruled offside.

3:06pm

Baptiste strikes a shot wide from Spearing's corner - massive chance

3:04pm

Jutlkiewicz heads wide from Baptiste's excellent cross on left

3:00pm

And we're off at Huish Park!

2:57pm

And now they are ruining it with Fatboy Slim.

2:55pm

There are some stunning Wurzels songs being played right now...

2:50pm

The Bolton News:

Wanderers fans in Yeovil town centre earlier, courtesy of @theawayfans

2:44pm

2:39pm

Well, looks like the worst of the weather has passed. Quite bright here 20 minutes before kick off.

2:33pm

Well, Azat Knight and Alex Raptist will have their work cut out today against Ishmael Miller, who has scored six league goals this season for the Glovers.

2:31pm

The Under-18s have given Wanderers a perfect start to the day, beating Manchester United 3-2. I'll provide a link to a report before kick-off.

2:26pm

The Bolton News:

Lads warming up...

2:22pm

2:22pm

The Bolton News:

 

Spot the deliberate mistakes...

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Not in my opinion - I thought he'd find a way of playing Knight today thought to combat the physical threat of Miller. 

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2:04pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Rememberscarborough says

Goal less draw at Derby looking better and better. COYWM!!

2:08pm

So that's three changes to the team - in come Knight, Davies and Danns, out go Wheater, Trotter and Chung-Yong. No complaints from me.

2:05pm

Yeovil: Stech, Ayling, Webster, Duffy, McAllister, Dawson, Edwards, Ralls, Lawrence, Moore, Miller

Yeovil subs: Hayter, Hoskins, Lanzoni, Grant, Dunn, Twumasi, Morgan.

2:05pm

BWFC to face Yeovil: Bogdan, Hutton, Knight, Ream, Baptiste; Davies, Spearing, Medo, Danns; Jutkiewicz, Mason.


Subs: Lonergan, Wheater, Hall, Chung-Yong, Trotter, Moritz, Beckford.

2:01pm

One of the local lads was telling me earlier that aside from the famous slope, the rest of the ground is relatively unchanged from the pre-Conference days.

2:01pm

Safe to say some of the Wanderers players might not have experience "luxury" down in the changing rooms, though. The rest of the ground is quite spartan.

2:00pm

They've even got cushioned seats. *adopts Yorkshire brogue* Luxury.

1:59pm

Much warmer here than most press boxes I have been in just recently.

1:56pm

Teams expected in a couple of minutes. Players just starting to emerge on to the pitch for a warm-up.

1:55pm

Thankfully I have the best view in the house. Not so the case for some people, whose view of one goal is obstructed completely by a security room to our right.

1:52pm

I'll be multi-tasking today. Also helping Mark Wilson out on Tower FM.

1:50pm

Derby beating Nottingham Forest 5-0. Bad day for Billy Davies...

1:46pm

The Bolton News:

 

Here's the stand where Wanderers fans will be based today. Weather can't make its mind up.

1:43pm

The Bolton News:

 

They also give you a lovely personal greeting in the press box.

1:42pm

The Bolton News:

 

Here is the view from behind the goal. One of the few grounds I have been to where it's not a big deal walking on the pitch.

1:41pm

The slope here used to see the pitch raise eight feet side to side, but apart from a couple of bald patches on the grass, it looks in good nick.

1:40pm

The ground prides itself on being a place "where giants are slayed". 

1:39pm

Not completely keen on the brand of power ballads currently being played on the tannoy at Huish Park, though.

1:37pm

Having had a small breakfast, I managed one. Quite how a certain BBC Manchester presenter managed to consume a huge sarnie on top of a massive full English is beyond me.

1:36pm

Some truly gargantuan cheese and ham sandwiches in the press room. Very impressive.

1:36pm

Lovely little club Yeovil, been made to feel very welcome.

1:32pm

Just started to rain here too - and the uncovered away end suddenly doesn't look that appetising.

1:31pm

No sooner had I started - the wi fi gave out on me. Try again!

1:00pm

Good afternoon. It's a bright day down here in Somerset, and the pitch is in decent condition.

12:56pm

Well, here we are in situ at Huish Park - welcome to Matchday Live!

9:18am

We'll be online at around 1pm with all the pre-match banter from Huish Park, with text commentary from the game starting at 3pm.

9:17am

ALL TIME RECORD VS YEOVIL TOWN

(All competitions)

Played - 3

Won - 2

Drawn - 1

Lost - 0

For - 5

Against - 2

9:14am

HISTORICAL HEAD TO HEAD

The Bolton News: Michael Ricketts

6/1/2001
FA Cup third round
Wanderers 2Yeovil 1

MICHAEL Ricketts, pictured, struck a 90th minute winner to deny the plucky non-league Glovers and FA Cup replay against Sam Allardyce’s Wanderers.
Warren Patmore had given Colin Addison’s Yeovil the lead before full-back John O’Kane levelled for the Whites just before the break.
The introduction of Ricketts and Dean Holdsworth from the subs bench swung the game in Bolton’s favour and it was in-form striker Ricketts who settled matters with a powerful strike.
Wanderers went on to face Scunthorpe United in the next round, beating them 5-1, before losing out in a replay to local rivals Blackburn Rovers in round five.

 

The Bolton News: Diouf pictured in action at the Reebok on Saturday

21/9/2004
Football League Cup second round
Yeovil 0 Wanderers 2

WANDERERS’ only previous visit to Huish Park saw them leave Somerset with a hard-fought win to book a third round date with Tottenham.
Sam Allardyce’s side had fallen at the final hurdle in the previous season’s competition, beaten by Middlesbrough in the final.
Keeper Chris Weale was in fine form for the league new boys, keeping out efforts from Les Ferdinand, Blessing Kaku and Kevin Nolan before getting a slice of luck when El-Hadji Diouf, pictured, blasted wide.
But class told in the end, and it was Dane Henrik Pedersen who picked the lock with the opening goal.
Julio Cesar then made the most of a rare appearance by scoring the second – and what proved to be the Brazilian’s only goal in his Wanderers career.

9:08am

FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
 

The Bolton News: Former Yeovil Town favourite John McGinlay enjoyed great success with Bolton Wanderers

John McGinlay
Yeovil 1985-1988
Wanderers 1992-1997

McGinlay cut his teeth in the English game during a successful spell in Somerset, scoring 56 goals in nearly three seasons before heading back North of the Border with Elgin City.
Wanderers picked him up four years later and the Scot went on to become one of the most prolific and revered strikers in the club’s history, scoring 118 goals in 245 appearances.

Dick Pym
Wanderers 1921-1931
Yeovil 1931-1932

The Topsham Fisherman featured in three victorious FA Cup finals for Wanderers during the 1920s, paying back every penny of the record £5,000 Bolton had paid Exeter City for his services.
He won three England caps during his time at Burnden Park and then finished up his career in the non league with Yeovil.

Craig Davies
Yeovil 2009 (loan)
Wanderers 2013-present

Davies moved on loan from Brighton to Yeovil in 2009, playing four times for the Glovers and making his home debut in their 2-0 home win over Brentford.
He later joined Wanderers in a £300,000, becoming Dougie Freedman’s first permanent signing. Despite proving popular with the fans – the target man struggled to hold on to a first team place and was loaned out to Preston North End in January.

9:05am

The Bolton News: Ishmael Miller

ONE TO WATCH

The former Manchester City striker, on loan from Middlesbrough, has nine goals in his last 17 games and his physical presence is an important part of Yeovil’s grand plan.
Miller has struggled with hamstring injuries this season but netted twice against Wigan in midweek to show he is back to his very best for the Glovers as they attempt to avoid relegation back to League One.

9:00am

The Bolton News: NO INJURY SETBACK: Mark Davies was rested for Cardiff City tie

WANDERERS TEAM NEWS

Dougie Freedman has cleared his treatment room after last week’s problems with a virus that had hit the training ground.
Mark Davies, Jermaine Beckford and Andy Lonergan are back in contention after illness, while Matt Mills has also recovered from a knee injury.
Chris Eagles has missed the last couple of weeks with an eye infection and is not expected to feature in the squad.
Stuart Holden (knee), Joe Riley (knee) and Darren Pratley (shoulder) are all on the longer-term list.

8:56am

The Bolton News: TOUGH CHALLENGE: Ruben Palazuelos and Keith Lasley clash in midfield. Picture: Stewart Attwood

YEOVIL TEAM NEWS

The Glovers will run a late fitness check on Spanish midfielder Ruben Palazuelos, pictured playing for Hearts, but wil certainly miss winger Joel Grant, who has struggled with a back problem.

Expected line up (4-4-1-1) Stech; Lazaroni, Webster, Duffy, McAllister; Dawson, Edwards, Ayling, Rallis; Lawrence; Miller.

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10:42am Sat 22 Mar 14

nickyboy70 says...

CO Y W M you know we can do this. we need to go back to 4-4-2. if we do I can see us murdering them 4 or 5 nil. donna and nick blackpool whites
CO Y W M you know we can do this. we need to go back to 4-4-2. if we do I can see us murdering them 4 or 5 nil. donna and nick blackpool whites nickyboy70
  • Score: 0

11:38am Sat 22 Mar 14

Liamdog says...

How depressing is it to be Wanderer right now, DF has proven time and time again he is not the man for the job. He stumbled into playing two up front after Ian Holloway embarrassesd him with the boring tag. This as the fans had been suggesting all season of course brought success. Only for DF to needlessly change this at Derby and the downward slide return! This manager is tactically inept. He does not encourage youth , ref Josh Vela and others. He is not motivational to the team or the fans, We are no further improved since the day he arrived. Stop hiding behind finances fair play and building for the future sort out the hear and now. . No use repeating the mantra of building success in the future on youth then not giving anyone a chance . Ask any parent at the academy how they're feeling!
How depressing is it to be Wanderer right now, DF has proven time and time again he is not the man for the job. He stumbled into playing two up front after Ian Holloway embarrassesd him with the boring tag. This as the fans had been suggesting all season of course brought success. Only for DF to needlessly change this at Derby and the downward slide return! This manager is tactically inept. He does not encourage youth , ref Josh Vela and others. He is not motivational to the team or the fans, We are no further improved since the day he arrived. Stop hiding behind finances fair play and building for the future sort out the hear and now. . No use repeating the mantra of building success in the future on youth then not giving anyone a chance . Ask any parent at the academy how they're feeling! Liamdog
  • Score: 8

2:04pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Goal less draw at Derby looking better and better. COYWM!!
Goal less draw at Derby looking better and better. COYWM!! Rememberscarborough
  • Score: -1

2:52pm Sat 22 Mar 14

steveG says...

Zat Knight before Wheater puzzling, though otherwise logical selection - which is worrying in itself , as very unlike Dougie.
Zat Knight before Wheater puzzling, though otherwise logical selection - which is worrying in itself , as very unlike Dougie. steveG
  • Score: 0

3:42pm Sat 22 Mar 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

Miller and Yeovil did a great job at Wgan. Seems like Bolton wasn´t aware of that. It will be tough to get even with an in form Yeovil COYWM!
Miller and Yeovil did a great job at Wgan. Seems like Bolton wasn´t aware of that. It will be tough to get even with an in form Yeovil COYWM! CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 1

3:47pm Sat 22 Mar 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

How this team could demolish Leeds ad Blckburn is a mystery to me. Two goals down! OMG!
How this team could demolish Leeds ad Blckburn is a mystery to me. Two goals down! OMG! CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 0

3:58pm Sat 22 Mar 14

J J J J says...

how can we go from beating leeds 5-1 and then losing to Yeovil with the exact same team, the lads just out of energy or what?
how can we go from beating leeds 5-1 and then losing to Yeovil with the exact same team, the lads just out of energy or what? J J J J
  • Score: 0

4:02pm Sat 22 Mar 14

J J J J says...

Funnily enough when DF took over at palace he nearly got them up in the first season then the second season he barely kept them up, took till the last game of the season, then in his third season he basically took them to promotion, same to happen at Bolton? not that majority of the fans will like the second season part... Hoping the third season bit is the same though, no point switching managers, he has shown in glimpses the team he picks are more than capable of battering teams........
Funnily enough when DF took over at palace he nearly got them up in the first season then the second season he barely kept them up, took till the last game of the season, then in his third season he basically took them to promotion, same to happen at Bolton? not that majority of the fans will like the second season part... Hoping the third season bit is the same though, no point switching managers, he has shown in glimpses the team he picks are more than capable of battering teams........ J J J J
  • Score: -3

4:04pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Liamdog says...

Simple - the players don't wanna play for the manager. Who can blame them, they win three on the tarot and he drops players who have scored or played well!,, Enough is enough if we can't beat Yeovil after nearly two years in charge there's something seriously amiss !
Simple - the players don't wanna play for the manager. Who can blame them, they win three on the tarot and he drops players who have scored or played well!,, Enough is enough if we can't beat Yeovil after nearly two years in charge there's something seriously amiss ! Liamdog
  • Score: 1

4:43pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Lofty's biggest fan says...

Loving the giant-slayers moniker - compliments them and their opponents.
Loving the giant-slayers moniker - compliments them and their opponents. Lofty's biggest fan
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Liamdog says...

Only DF would put a defender on to try and settle for a draw at this stage of the season in a game at mighty Yeovil ! Brilliant tactics to invite pressure back on ourselves when were on the front foot.
Only DF would put a defender on to try and settle for a draw at this stage of the season in a game at mighty Yeovil ! Brilliant tactics to invite pressure back on ourselves when were on the front foot. Liamdog
  • Score: 1

4:56pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Liamdog wrote:
Simple - the players don't wanna play for the manager. Who can blame them, they win three on the tarot and he drops players who have scored or played well!,, Enough is enough if we can't beat Yeovil after nearly two years in charge there's something seriously amiss !
Players who don't want to play for a manager don't come back from two goals down despite being down to ten men. Hate Freedman all you want but you can't use this game as evidence.
[quote][p][bold]Liamdog[/bold] wrote: Simple - the players don't wanna play for the manager. Who can blame them, they win three on the tarot and he drops players who have scored or played well!,, Enough is enough if we can't beat Yeovil after nearly two years in charge there's something seriously amiss ![/p][/quote]Players who don't want to play for a manager don't come back from two goals down despite being down to ten men. Hate Freedman all you want but you can't use this game as evidence. Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Sat 22 Mar 14

boltonnut says...

Liamdog wrote:
How depressing is it to be Wanderer right now, DF has proven time and time again he is not the man for the job. He stumbled into playing two up front after Ian Holloway embarrassesd him with the boring tag. This as the fans had been suggesting all season of course brought success. Only for DF to needlessly change this at Derby and the downward slide return! This manager is tactically inept. He does not encourage youth , ref Josh Vela and others. He is not motivational to the team or the fans, We are no further improved since the day he arrived. Stop hiding behind finances fair play and building for the future sort out the hear and now. . No use repeating the mantra of building success in the future on youth then not giving anyone a chance . Ask any parent at the academy how they're feeling!
Thanks dog you saved me ten minutes of typing.
[quote][p][bold]Liamdog[/bold] wrote: How depressing is it to be Wanderer right now, DF has proven time and time again he is not the man for the job. He stumbled into playing two up front after Ian Holloway embarrassesd him with the boring tag. This as the fans had been suggesting all season of course brought success. Only for DF to needlessly change this at Derby and the downward slide return! This manager is tactically inept. He does not encourage youth , ref Josh Vela and others. He is not motivational to the team or the fans, We are no further improved since the day he arrived. Stop hiding behind finances fair play and building for the future sort out the hear and now. . No use repeating the mantra of building success in the future on youth then not giving anyone a chance . Ask any parent at the academy how they're feeling![/p][/quote]Thanks dog you saved me ten minutes of typing. boltonnut
  • Score: 1

6:56pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Liamdog says...

Rememberscarborough, I don't hate anyone, Professional pride alone should force the players to come back from two nil down against Yeovil. The clue is in the word Yeovil, Yeovil are not Man city ! These players do not play for DF !
Rememberscarborough, I don't hate anyone, Professional pride alone should force the players to come back from two nil down against Yeovil. The clue is in the word Yeovil, Yeovil are not Man city ! These players do not play for DF ! Liamdog
  • Score: 3

10:30pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Okay Mr. Knight. Way to go blasting my recent comments about you into the past.

However... I have said that I have been a fan of you in the past. Look you are like a 125... wait forever and 2 come at once. I hope the sheeyte is behind you now... let's kick on. Well done big lad. You are still a stump ;)
Okay Mr. Knight. Way to go blasting my recent comments about you into the past. However... I have said that I have been a fan of you in the past. Look you are like a 125... wait forever and 2 come at once. I hope the sheeyte is behind you now... let's kick on. Well done big lad. You are still a stump ;) Beyond News Forum
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