LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Doncaster Rovers 1 v Bolton Wanderers 2

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This live event has finished

9:44pm

All the Wanderers players go across to applaud the traveling supporters. and are joined by Meite who is also applauded off the field.

9:42pm

The referee brings the came to a conclusion and Bolton run out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Danns and Mason.  The Cardiff loanee scoring the winning goal for the second time in three days.

9:40pm

And the goalkeeper is penalised for high foot after attempting an overhead-kick

9:40pm

Corner to Rovers... Everyone is in the box

9:39pm

Danns find himself two-on-one this time with Beckford only a square pass away from putting the game to bed but he opts to shoot and fires high and wide.  Much to the frustration of Beckford

9:38pm

Beckford had a glorious chance to kill the game as Danns slides him inbehind the defence one-on-one but his shoot lands the wrong side of the post with Jutkiewicz in support

9:36pm

There will be a minimum of five minutes added time

9:36pm

Cotterill heads a tame shot a couple of yards wide 

9:35pm

Beckford replaces Lee

9:35pm

Brown misses a diving header from two-yards!! The striker manages to connect with Coppinger's cross from the right but failed to get enough contact on the ball with Bogdan stranded in the middle of his goal

9:33pm

Sharp is found in the area by Brown but Bogdan denies him one-on-one.  The flag is raised for offside but nevertheless it was another terrific save by the Wanderers 'keeper

9:32pm

The corner is cross straight into the hands of Bogdan

9:32pm

Spearing heads Husband's cross behind for a corner 

9:30pm

The following corner is caught by the goalkeeper

9:30pm

Ream's free-kick is whipped to the back-post and Wheater heads across goal but Johnstone gets his fingertips to the ball to turn it around the post.  Fine save!

9:29pm

7508 is tonights official attendance with 717 of those Bolton supporters

9:28pm

Husband fouled Trotter five-yard outside the penalty area down the left-hand side and is cautioned

9:27pm

Danns goes into the book for dragging back Tamas

9:26pm

Cotterill has a dipping effort from the edge of the area saved by Bogdan who manages to keep hold of the ball

9:24pm

Husband shoots from the left hand side across goal but his effort is closer to the corner flag than Bogdans goal

9:23pm

Knight and Wheater extremley calm in heading the ball to each other before back to Bogdan

9:22pm

Massive contrast to the first-half which could easily have ended 5-5!

9:20pm

Not many chances this second-half with both teams battling vigorously in the middle of the park

9:17pm

A moment of class from Danns as he turns away from two markers in the middle of the pitch to drive at the heart of the defence and sting the palms of the goalkeeper with a thunderous drive.  Good save from Johnstone.

9:15pm

Knight makes a superb block from Husband's cross with Sharp lerking behind him

9:14pm

'Boooo's' are ringing out from the away area of the ground as that substitution takes place, followed by chants of '4-4-2'

9:13pm

Trotter is replacing Mason 

9:12pm

Ream delivers a brilliant cross but Quinn rises highest to head the ball clear

9:12pm

Wanderers have a free-kick down the left channel, paralel to the 18-yard box

9:12pm

Looks like Freedman is waiting for Bolton's attack to fizzle out before introducing trotter

9:11pm

Neill is being replaced by Tamas

9:10pm

Trotter is stripped and ready to come on for Bolton

9:08pm

Rovers are now claiming handball against Hutton in the penalty area from a Husband cross, the referee dismisses the claims instantly

9:06pm

Bogdan catches the resulting corner with ease

9:06pm

Controversial decision by the referee to award a corner as Husband went down in the penalty area under a challenge from Medo.  Home fans and players appear to think it should have been a penalty

9:03pm

Medo dispossesses Quinn and pokes the ball into the path of Jutkiewicz but he shoots straight at the goalkeeper from 18-yards

9:01pm

Sharp glances a header past the post after connecting with Husband's cross from the left

8:58pm

Chungy is ruled offside receiving Spearing's through ball

8:57pm

Chungy delivers and the cross is cleared by the first defender

8:56pm

Meite bundles Jutkiewicz to the ground midway inside the Rovers half, free-kick given

8:54pm

Wheater denies an almost certain goal with a brilliant sliding tackle 10-yards out as Furman was about to slide the ball into the goal

8:52pm

And Husband's cross from the left has the exact same outcome

8:51pm

Coppinger crosses straight into the arms of Bogdan after a surging run down the right

8:50pm

Bolton get the second-half underway

8:33pm

The referee brings the first-half to an end

8:33pm

Another brilliant save by Bogdan! Brown heads Cotterill's cross from the right back across goal and the Bolton 'keeper flings himself to his left to make the save and holds the ball at the second attempt

8:31pm

There will be a minimum of two minutes added time

8:28pm

And Keegan hits the crossbar!  The midfielder smashes a volley from Cotterill's corner against the woodwork

8:27pm

Ream flicked Cotterill's corner across the face of his own goal and out for another corner

8:27pm

Hutton turns Husband's cross behind for a corner

8:26pm

Danns picks out Mason down the right but his cross is just too much for the arriving Jutkiewicz

8:25pm

Wheater meets Chungy's corner but the hosts clear the danger

8:24pm

Mason breaks through the defence again and forces the 'keeper the save at his near-post and Bolton have a corner

8:23pm

Hutton makes an excellent tackle on Husband inside the area to break down a Rovers attack

8:22pm

What a spectacle we are being treated to thus far, both teams throwing plently of men forward in attack with Bolton edging it.  The hosts have certainly grown into the game in the last five minutes or so and have started to create a few chances of their own

8:20pm

What a save by Bogdan! He threw his body at Wellen's shot from 10-yards after the midfielder skipped past a numnber of challenges in the penalty area

8:18pm

Spearing tests the goalkeeper from 25-yards striking hard and low.  Johnstone gets down to his left but can only palm the ball back into the danger zone and Jutkiewicz direct his shot straight at the 'keeper

8:17pm

That just shows the confidence the striker is in attempting the a shot from that distance

8:16pm

Jutkiewicz attempted a audacious volley from 30-yards which had the 'keeper troubled for a second but Johnstone managed to rearrange him and catch the ball

8:16pm

Chungy this time getting space down the right and laying the ball back to Danns who fires a thunderous effort over the crossbar

8:14pm

Hutton and Chungy link up on the right and the latter plays the ball off Husband for a corner

8:13pm

Hutton storms down the right and lays the ball off for Medo to cross but he gets it all wrong and it goes straight behind for a goalkick

8:11pm

Keegan's deflected effort leaves Bogdan scampering accross his goal but fortunately bounces behind for a corner which is easily dealt with

8:08pm

And Knight is denied by the 'keeper heading Chungy's corner goalwards

8:07pm

Jutkiewicz brings the best out of Johnstone with a tantalizaing strike from 20-yards after cutting in from the right

8:06pm

What a magnificent goal from Cotterill, a free-kick from all of 25-yards which he strook with power and accuracy leaving Bogdan with no chance, clipping the underside of the crossbar before finding the back of the net

8:03pm

Cotterill scores for Rovers

8:03pm

Basic stuff from Bolton, Bogdan plays a free-kick deep inside his own half which is flicked on by Jutkiewicz, Mason picks it up and beats Meite before firing across Johnstone and scoring in off post 

8:01pm

Mason doubles the lead!

8:01pm

Chungy finds himself in acres of space down the right hand side but his low cross evades Mason and Jutkiewicz and the danger is cleared

7:59pm

Chungy drops the shoulder on Keegan and slides Mason in behind the defence but Johnstone was off his line quickly to shield the ball behind for a goalkick

7:57pm

Great reactions from Bogdan to catch Keegan's free header inside the penalty area, a yard either side and that goal have brought the scores all level

7:56pm

Wheater is forced to put the ball behind for a corner under pressure from Brown

7:55pm

Medo's looked to get Jutkiewicz in behind the Rovers defence but the linesman's flag was raised for offside

7:55pm

Medo's looked to get Jutkiewicz in behind the Rovers defence but the linesman's flag was raised for offside

7:54pm

Superb ball from Spearing to free Hutton down the right, he bursts down the channel and cuts the ball back to the edge of the penalty area where Mason's dummy run takes away the defender and Danns tucks the ball into the bottom corner of the goal from 18-yards to give Wanderers the lead

7:53pm

Danns scores for Bolton!

7:52pm

Cotterill drifts a free-kick midway inside the Bolton half into the penalty area and Bogdan reacts quickly to race off his line and punch the ball clear

7:51pm

The short free-kick makes its way to Danns who gets to the byline but his lofted cross is caught by Johnstone in the Doncaster goal

7:50pm

Danns draws a free-kick 10-yards inside the Rovers half

7:50pm

Keegan strikes an effort wide of the post from distance, never troubling Bogdan from there

7:49pm

Knight heads clear Husband's cross from the left

7:48pm

Mason is on hand to do his defensive duties and clear the short corner

7:48pm

And the hosts break down the right but Spearing is back to concede a corner

7:48pm

Mason gets in behind the Doncaster back line in the opening seconds, latching on to Medo's ball over the top but as he checks back inside he is dispossessed

7:46pm

Doncaster get the first-half underway and Bolton are defending the goal in front of their traveling supporters

7:45pm

Meite receives a round of applause from the Wanderers supporters as his name is announced over the tannoy

7:43pm

The players now leaving the tunnel and heading out onto the pitch to begin their pre-match rituals

7:41pm

And the lights are back on thankfully!!

7:41pm

Doncaster's main treat this evening could come from Chris Brown who is the clubs top goalscorer with eight goals in 34 league appearances

7:39pm

And that they get switched back on soon

7:39pm

Or they have blown, I sincerely hope it is the former

7:37pm

The floodlights have just been switched off

7:33pm

Both teams are heading back to the dressing rooms for final preparations 

7:26pm

Under 20 minutes to go until kick-off and the Wanderers fans are gradually filling their section of the stand behind the goal to our left

7:22pm

Tonight's referee is Chris Sutton from Lincolnshire and he last officiated Bolton away to Middlesbrough in October 2012

7:14pm

Three points tonight could jump Bolton into 14th position in the Championship table, and a defeat could drop them to 16th results permitting

7:12pm

Bolton will play in their white home kit this evening, with  Doncaster in their red and white hooped shirts

7:10pm

The Whites are out and proceding with their warm-up routine as the sun begins to set and the tempertature's drop

7:07pm

Really hoping the goal celebration music is not One Direction

7:07pm

Not too keen on the choice of music thus far, too teenage girl pop music for my liking

6:59pm

The Ivorian was part of the Bolton squad that won 4-0 on their last visit to the Keepmoat in the FA Cup in 2007

6:57pm

Ex-Wanderer Meite starts for the hosts

6:57pm

Rovers Subs: Maxted, Furman, Duffy, Tamas, De Val, Robinson, Stevens

6:57pm

Rovers Starting XI: Johnstone, Quinn, Husband, Brown, Sharp, Cotterill, Keegan, Wellens, Meite, Coppinger, Neill

6:56pm

Bolton have scored 16 goals in the seven games the strikers have partnered each other, averaging over two goals per game

6:55pm

Positive news it that Bolton have only lost one of their seven games that Mason and Jutkiewicz have both started together

6:54pm

Could also be 4-2-3-1 with Mason on the left and Danns in the hole behind Jutkiewicz

6:52pm

Attacking line-up for the Whites and it looks like they will possibly go with the much demanded 4-4-2

6:50pm

Freedman has made one change from the team that were victorious at Huddersfield three days ago, Mason replaces Trotter

6:48pm

BWFC subs: Lonergan, Mills, Baptiste, Hall, Trotter, Beckford, Moritz

6:47pm

BWFC starting XI: Bogdan, Hutton, Knight, Wheater, Ream, Spearing, Medo, Danns, Lee, Mason, Jutkiewicz

6:39pm

David Wheater is another man also returning to his former club tonight, having spent a loan spell at the Keepmoat in 2006 making seven appearances and scoring once

6:37pm

6:37pm

David Wheater is also returning to his former club tonight, having 

6:32pm

Mills is also in familiar territory this evening having played for Rovers between 2007/09

6:23pm

Mills and Dickov familiar aquaintances from their time at Manchester City between 2006/08

6:22pm

The Wanderers players are out on the pitch; Trotter reading the match programme in the centre circle and Mills is on the touch line in deep discussion with Rovers boss Paul Dickov

6:07pm

But back to the game here; Bolton have played their Yorkshire opponents on 10 previous occassions, proving victorious six times, with one draw and three defeats

6:01pm

There is a interesting feature on the Bolton starting line up from the Carling Cup back in 2004 and where all the players are now;

Jaaskelainen - Current player at West Ham United

Nicky Hunt - Current player at Accrington

Simon Charlton - Coach of Global Soccer Network

Ivan Campo - retired

Bruno N'Gotty - retired

Emerson Thome - Everton's scout in Portugal

Kevin Nolan - Current player at West Ham United

Per Frandsen: Football agent in Denmark

Kevin Davies - Current player at Preston North End

Youri Djorkaeff - Retired to Manhattan

Jay Jay Okocha - Bar owner in Victoria Island, Lagos

5:51pm

Zat Knight has been highlighted as one of the four key Bolton players in the matchday programme, along with Adam Bogdan, Jay Spearing and Lukas Jutkiewicz

5:47pm

Abdoulaye Meite has just wondered out onto the pitch, looks like he could return from injury and feature in tonight's game

5:43pm

Expecting team news in around an hours time

5:42pm

Good evening folks and welcome to the Keepmoat stadium ahead of Wanderers' clash with Doncaster Rovers

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