WANDERERS rattled seven goals past Northern Premier League side Bamber Bridge to keep up their impressive start to pre-season.

All of Ian Evatt’s strikers got themselves on to the scoresheet in sweltering temperatures – Muhammadu Faal scoring alongside Eoin Doyle and Nathan Delfouneso, with a trial striker also helping himself to a brace.

Dennis Politic scored from the spot and Liam Gordon also added a seventh late on.

Although the scoreline was indeed impressive it could have been more for the rampant Whites, who spurned several more clear-cut chances.

Delfouneso almost made the perfect start to his Bolton career, lifting a shot over the bar from close range after good work on the right by Jak Hickman.

Evatt is keen to get his side playing out from the back and there were a few teething problems early on as the home side pressed hard. Soon, however, Wanderers were able to find the extra pockets of space and the chances began to really flow.

Hickman was again chief tormentor down the right, firing in a low cross which was nearly poked home at the near post by Doyle and blocked by the keeper.

Ali Crawford fired just wide with a low effort from the edge of the box before Brandon Comley’s hard work in midfield fashioned a chance for Doyle, who once again found the keeper in good form, making an impressive double save.

The deadlock was finally broken just before the half-hour mark when Delfouneso combined with Doyle on the edge of the area – the former Blackpool man passing the ball into the bottom corner to open up his pre-season account.

Doyle was not to be outdone, instinctively firing past the keeper after a clever touch back from Delfouneso on the edge of the box.

Wanderers could have been three up just before the break as centre-half Ricardo Santos lifted a shot over the top after some fine work from Tom White on the edge of his own penalty area to set up a counter-attack.

All 11 players were changed at the break and it took just seven minutes for the new team to forge further ahead.

Liam Gordon drove deep into Brig territory and laid the ball off for Faal to finish casually into the bottom corner.

Dennis Politic put a dipping shot just over the bar and dragged another effort wide as Wanderers continued to pile on the pressure. The home keeper also pulled off a stunning close-range save to deny Faal a second.

But Bolton were always on for a fourth and it arrived when Gordon’s shot looped up off a defender and was bundled home by a trialist striker via a big deflection off the keeper.

The same trial player – who impressed in his 45-minute cameo – grabbed the fifth after shifting the ball quickly on to his left foot on the edge of the box and driving a shot into the bottom corner.

Poltic made it half a dozen from the spot, converting after he had been tripped by a home defender.

Gordon then got the goal his diligence had deserved, capping off a fine flowing move which summed up the kind of expansive football Evatt is looking to play.

The wing-back came in at the back post to nudge home a shot after a quick flowing move, ending with Alex Baptiste angling a cross in for his team-mate to convert.

Wanderers first half: Crellin; Santos, Delaney, Greenidge; Hickman, Comley, Crawford, White, Trialist; Delfouneso, Doyle.

Wanderers second half: Alexander; Brockbank, Baptiste, Taft; Jones, Sarcevic, Politic, Darcy (Graham 79), Gordon; Trialist, Faal (King-Harmes 79).