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Bolton 2-3 Barnsley (5-4 on agg.)

Bolton book place at Wembley despite loss against Barnsley

2024/05/07 22:24

Bolton Wanderers booked their spot at Wembley for the League One play-off final despite a 3-2 loss to Barnsley in the second leg at Toughsheet Community Stadium.

Despite leading 3-1 from the first leg, Barnsley never gave up and narrowed the gap with a goal from Sam Cosgrove nine minutes before half-time. 

However, the Trotters responded swiftly as Aaron Collins scored from distance to level the game, and Eoin Toal headed in from a corner, to turn the game around before half-time.

Adam Phillips reignited Barnsley's hopes with a goal in the 64th mintue, assisted by Cosgrove, who then scored his second 12 minutes later with a header from Conor Grant's delivery, bringing Barnsley within a goal of Bolton.

Despite a late surge from the Tykes, with clear chances for Mael de Gevigney and Cosgrove, they fell short of reaching the final for the second consecutive season.

Bolton will now face either Oxford United or Peterborough United for promotion to the Championship on Saturday, 18 May at Wembley.


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2024-05-07 23h16m by dnelsons
As a Bolton Wanderers fan, I'm over the moon that we've booked our spot at Wembley for the League One play-off final! It was a tense game, but we showed our determination and resilience to come out on top. Commiserations to Barnsley, who put up a strong fight, but we were just too strong for them. Bring on the final, we're ready for it!
2024-05-07 22h36m by awalkerson7
As a Bolton Wanderers fan, I can't believe the rollercoaster ride we just witnessed in the playoffs. Despite the loss, we managed to secure our spot at Wembley and that's all that matters. Proud of the team's resilience and determination. Let's bring it home in the final!
classic matches
U Tuesday, 07 May 2024 - 20:00
Toughsheet Community Stadium
Oliver Langford
Aaron Collins 43'
Eoin Toal 45'
Sam Cosgrove 36' 76'
Adam Phillips 64'


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