Select a Team

Sky Bet Championship

Goldsands Stadium (ATT 10,015) 2nd November 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Andy Hendley

B'mouth Bournemouth vs Bolton Wanderers Bolton

ft

Bolton 2

D Ngog (37)
J Beckford (90+4)

Sky Bet Championship: Bolton claim valuable away victory at Bournemouth

Last Updated: 02/11/13 5:34pm

  • Share:
David Ngog: Scored the opener before Jermaine Beckford sealed victory

David Ngog: Scored the opener before Jermaine Beckford sealed victory

Bolton are unbeaten in six matches after David Ngog and Jermaine Beckford fired them to a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth in what is only their second league win of the season.

Ngog pounced on a Chung-Yong Lee through-ball after 36 minutes before rounding Lee Camp to open the scoring. Beckford sealed the win in stoppage time, running clear of the Cherries defence before seeing his shot deflected over the onrushing Camp.

The game, featuring the two youngest managers in the division, started brightly with both sides attacking from the off.

Dougie Freedman's side have been on a mini revival of late and pushed hard for the opener with Beckford and Neil Danns going close early on.

Former Blackpool defender Alex Baptiste then saw his 11th minute pile driver well tipped over the bar by Camp, who joined Bournemouth on loan from West Brom in the week.

One minute later left-back Baptiste drove into the box once more but his goal-bound shot was deflected over by Shaun MacDonald.

Eddie Howe's men then kicked into life with the lively Tokelo Rantie, yet to score in eight games, forcing Andy Lonergan into a smart stop.

The keeper was back in action moments later to deny Ryan Fraser in an end-to-end contest in chilly conditions at the Goldsands Stadium.

After ex-Liverpool player Jay Spearing had ballooned a glorious chance over the bar on 24 minutes, Ngog got his goal to put his side one up despite Camp making a last-ditch attempt to keep the ball out.

The visitors, whose only other league win came against Birmingham in their last away game, held out firmly until half-time.

After the break the game carried on at a ferocious pace and Ngog looked set to make it 2-0 before a lunging Steve Cook intervened after 59 minutes.

Cherries top-scorer Lewis Grabban had a shot blocked just before the hour before Eddie Howe brought on the cavalry after 63 minutes, introducing Brett Pitman and Wes Thomas.

But his team still struggled to create clear openings with a Charlie Daniels effort blazing over the bar after 67 minutes the closest they came for much of the second half.

Pitman curled a free-kick narrowly over late on before Thomas, making his 150th career league appearance, shot wide from 12 yards.

Bolton were not hanging on though with Beckford making a nuisance of himself upfront. Danns missed a chance to seal it with three minutes left but that honour went to former Leeds striker Beckford, who celebrated wildly with the away fans.

Bournemouth huffed and puffed but failed to maintain their record of scoring in every league game so far this season.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 34 65
2 Middlesbrough 34 63
3 Watford 34 62
4 Bournemouth 34 60
5 Ipswich Town 33 60
6 Norwich City 33 59
7 Brentford 34 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 57
9 Nottingham Forest 34 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 34 42
13 Birmingham City 34 42
14 Huddersfield Town 34 42
15 Cardiff City 34 41
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 34 40
18 Reading 34 40
19 Fulham 34 39
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 37
21 Rotherham United 34 37
22 Millwall 34 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22