A LOT has changed at Wanderers since the start of the season and there have been plenty of ups and downs along the way.

From memorable away days to cup exits, The Bolton News has compiled a list of the highs and lows of the campaign.


Wanderers 6-0 Sunderland (January 2022) - A game that will live long in the memories of the Bolton faithful.

Goals from Dion Charles and Dapo Afolayan put Wanderers in front at the break, but few could have predicted what would come next.

Charles, Kieran Lee and Declan John were all on target as the visitors capitulated during a remarkable second half, which was summed up by a comical own goal from Danny Batth five minutes from time.

Oxford 2-3 Wanderers (February 2022) - Amadou Bakayoko was the hero as the Whites earned a stunning win at play-off hopefuls Oxford.

The hosts had twice gone in front through Billy Bodin, but Evatt’s men hit back through John and Marlon Fossey in an eventful opening 45 minutes.

And Bakayoko slotted home from close range four minutes from time to send the away end at the Kassam Stadium into raptures.

Ipswich 2-5 Wanderers (September 2021) - One of many memorable away days for Bolton supporters over the past season.

Macauley Bonne put the hosts in front but Eoin Doyle’s penalty and a brace from Afolayan saw Wanderers lead 3-2 at the break.

Josh Sheehan added a fourth early in the second half before George Johnston wrapped up an emphatic victory at Portman Road.

Charlton 1-4 Wanderers (September 2021) – Another memorable performance on the road as the Whites continued their strong start to life back in the third tier.

The hosts took an early lead through Josh Davison’s close-range volley but Evatt’s men hit back through Afolayan on the stroke of half time.

And Wanderers turned on the style after the break, with Lee bagging a brace and Antoni Sarcevic also getting on the scoresheet.

Shrewsbury 0-1 Wanderers (January 2022) – A match defined by a moment of magic as Charles found the top corner with a stunning effort from the edge of the box on the stroke of full-time.

It was the forward’s first Bolton goal since joining from Accrington and he couldn’t have dreamed of a better strike to open his account.

James Trafford had earlier made a fine stop to deny Daniel Udoh as the Whites made it back-to-back wins in League One.


Stockport 5-3 Wanderers AET (November 2021) – A night to forget as Evatt’s men found themselves on the wrong end of a traditional FA Cup upset.

Wanderers seemed to be on course for a fairly straightforward victory when Elias Kachunga, Bakayoko and an Ash Palmer own goal gave them a 3-1 lead.

But the hosts fought back and took the game to extra time, before Scott Quigley and Ollie Crankshaw got on the scoresheet to knock the Whites out of the historic competition in the opening round.

Wanderers 0-4 Wigan (October 2021) – One of those days where everything seemed to go wrong as the Latics won the bragging rights following a comfortable victory at the UniBol.

Will Keane’s early effort set the tone for what was to come, with James McClean bagging a brace and Callum Lang also popping up with a goal.

The Whites had been impacted by injuries but Evatt refused to make excuses and has since called the scoreline “embarrassing”.

Plymouth 3-0 Wanderers (October 2021) – A night summed up by the awful weather conditions as Wanderers

Brendan Galloway and Conor Grant were both on target inside the opening 15 minutes, before Ryan Broom wrapped up the result after Ryan Hardie’s shot comically held up on the soaked pitch.

It proved to be Antoni Sarcevic’s final game for the club before his shock move to non-league Stockport.

Fleetwood 3-0 Wanderers (December 2021) – Another frustrating defeat in tough conditions, this time at the Highbury Stadium.

Ged Garner opened the scoring after just six minutes before Ricardo Santos was shown a straight red card for bringing down Callum Morton after the break.

And things went from bad to worse when Harrison Biggins scored twice in three minutes as Stephen Crainey came out on top against former Blackpool team-mate Evatt.

Hartlepool 1-0 Wanderers (January 2022) – The Whites’ hopes of reaching the final stages of the Papa John’s Trophy were dashed by the Monkey Hangers.

Matt Daly got the decisive goal six minutes from time, providing a composed finish after pouncing on a costly error by Joel Dixon.

Nathan Delfouneso and Afolayan went closest at the other end as Evatt’s men failed to break down the Hartlepool defence.