WANDERERS (3-5-2).


Tipped over a cracking shot from Mellish in the second half and had a bit of tidying up to do in his penalty box when the set pieces came raining in. Solid as ever.


Definitely his best game since moving to the right side of the back three. Used the ball well, made better decisions, and won his battles.


Handled the physical Armstrong very well and on the odd occasion the home side broke through, his covering was excellent on the day.


A big step forward for him, especially on the ball. Iredale was involved from deep in a lot of Bolton’s good work in the first half.


Got into some good areas and worked well with Dempsey in particular. His ball for Ogbeta puts another assist into his column too.


A bit unlucky with the deflection for Carlisle’s goal. He dropped a lovely pass in for Ashworth’s opener and looked much more involved than he had been of late.


Carlisle didn’t really know what to do with him in the first half. Took his goal well and went close a couple more times. Did run of out of steam but a huge improvement.


Berated by the home crowd – but what a response. Dempsey was everywhere, winning challenges, getting beyond defenders and settling nerves with a great late finish.


This was a big game for the youngster in a week where Wanderers had brought in Ogbeta. Consistently got himself into the opposition final third and made good choices on the ball.


Did well in the first half and kept Carlisle’s defenders on their toes. Cut adrift in the second half, though, as Bolton struggled to get him service.


Like Charles, Adeboyejo worked hard in the first 45 minutes and linked up pretty well with his strike partner. After the break it was a different story.

Subs: Bodvarsson 74 (for Adeboyejo), Jerome 74 (for Charles), Morley 82 (for Maghoma), Mendes Gomes 90+3 (for Dempsey), Ogbeta 90+3 (for Ashworth).

Not used: Coleman, Mattheson.

MAN OF THE MATCH – Kyle Dempsey.

Clearly riled by the jeers from home supporters, he put in a shift and a half to see off his former club and end any thoughts of a comeback with a late goal.

MOAN OF THE MATCH – Wanderers had the game in the palm of their hand at half time. They were playing a risky game by inviting pressure in the second half.

MAGIC MOMENT – As the players walked off the pitch Nathan Baxter pushed youngster Zac Ashworth to the fore, ensuring he got some adulation from the 3,000-strong support. Lovely touch.

Carlisle United (3-5-2): Lewis; Lavelle, Huntington, Mellish; Ellias, McCalmont, Neal, Moxon, Robinson; Butterworth, Armstrong.

Subs: Diamond 46 (for Butterworth), Gibson 46 (for McCalmont), Vela 72 (for Moxon), Garner 81 (for Neal).

Not used: Breeze, Maguire, Grehan.

Referee: Scott Oldham 6/10 – Had a pretty good game all in all. Looking back at the Carlisle goal, however, he will be disappointed to see where the throw was taken from compared with where the ball went out of play.

Attendance: 11,443 (3,044)