THERE have been plenty of ups and downs at Wanderers over the past season, but here are some of our picks for the defining moments.

Wanderers 3-3 MK Dons (August 7, 2021)

The Whites’ first game back in League One set the tone for an eventful season, with the points shared following a 3-3 draw at the UniBol.

The visitors went ahead through Mo Eisa but Ian Evatt’s men hit back through Josh Sheehan’s stunning free-kick and Amadou Bakayoko.

The Dons regained the lead thanks to goals from Scott Twine and substitute Hiram Boateng, but there was to be a late twist as Alex Baptiste rescued a point in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Ipswich 2-5 Wanderers (September 11, 2021)

The first of many memorable away days for Bolton supporters from the past season after an emphatic performance at Portman Road.

Macauley Bonne put the hosts in front but Eoin Doyle’s penalty and a brace from Dapo Afolayan saw Wanderers go in ahead at the break.

Josh Sheehan added a fourth early in the second half before George Johnston wrapped up a convincing victory against the Tractor Boys.

Stockport 5-3 Wanderers AET (November 17, 2021)

A night to forget for Bolton fans as the Whites found themselves on the wrong end of a traditional FA Cup upset at Edgeley Park.

Evatt’s men seemed to be on course for a fairly straightforward victory after taking a 3-1 lead thanks to Elias Kachunga, Amadou Bakayoko and an Ash Palmer own goal gave them a 3-1 lead.

But the non-league side fought back and took the game to extra time before goals from Scott Quigley and Ollie Crankshaw knocked Wanderers out of the historic competition.

Transfer window opens (January 1, 2022)

Wanderers had slipped to as low as 17th heading into the New Year following a brutal injury crisis, which Evatt later described as the worst of his career.

The Whites needed a strong transfer window and Evatt and company certainly delivered, bringing in seven new additions in total.

Northern Ireland international Dion Charles hit the ground running, scoring six goals in his first 11 games at the UniBol.

Aaron Morley, James Trafford and Marlon Fossey also quickly became important members of the side while Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Kieran Sadlier finished the season strongly.

The new arrivals had a big impact as Wanderers into one of the form teams in the division during the second half of the campaign.

Wanderers 6-0 Sunderland (January 29, 2022)

Arguably the biggest result of the season and a game that will live long in the memories of the Bolton faithful.

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

Charles, Kieran Lee and Declan John were also 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 12, 2022)

Bakayoko has gained a reputation this season for popping up with important late goals, and this was certainly the case as Wanderers earned a stunning win at promotion hopefuls Oxford.

The hosts had twice gone in front through Billy Bodin, but the Whites hit back through John and 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.