BOLTON WANDERERS came back from 1-0 down to register five second-half goals and spread some cheer among the sparsely-populated stands at the University of Bolton Stadium.

A post-war low attendance of 5,506 – including nearly 1,500 Walsall supporters – summed up a mood of despondency in this part of the North West.

Yet Phil Parkinson's side was able to offer a distraction as Josh Magennis helped himself to a hat-trick and Clayton Donaldson also ended a near year-long wait for a goal in the second period.

Parkinson was forced to take off Yanic Wildschut for Will Buckley at half time after the Dutchman picked up an injury just before half time and also opted to go 4-4-2 when he replaced Josh Vela with Donaldson.