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Barnsley 1-3 Bolton

Dion Charles brace puts Bolton in control of play-off semi-final

2024/05/03 22:13

Bolton are in pole position in their League One play-off semi-final against Barnsley after a 3-1 victory in the first leg at Oakwell on Friday night.

The Wanderers took the lead midway through the first half as Dion Charles found the net from close range, connecting with a superb cross from Paris Maghoma.

The Northern Ireland international doubled his tally eight minutes into the second half, converting from the penalty spot after Liam Roberts fouled Josh Sheehan.

The Tykes managed to pull one back with 15 minutes remaining, as Conor Grant set up Sam Cosgrove for a composed finish.

However, Bolton restored their two-goal cushion deep into stoppage time when Randell Williams scored a superb direct corner.

This result puts the Trotters in a favourable position heading into Tuesday evening's second leg at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.



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2024-05-04 00h33m by lhalliday_bart
Wow, what a game from Bolton! They really showed their strength and determination on the pitch. Charles and Maghoma were on fire with their goals. And that last-minute corner from Williams was just icing on the cake. Can't wait for the second leg, hoping for another exciting performance!
2024-05-03 23h52m by eyoungs8
As a Bolton fan, I am absolutely thrilled with our performance tonight! We showed great determination and skill to secure a 3-1 victory over Barnsley in the first leg of the League One play-off semi-finals. Dion Charles and Paris Maghoma were exceptional, and our penalty from Josh Sheehan was well-deserved. Despite Barnsley's late goal, we never lost control of the game and Randell Williams' direct corner was the icing on the cake. Bring on Tuesday
2024-05-03 23h33m by dnelsons
What a performance from the Wanderers! We've got one foot in the play-off final thanks to goals from Charles and Maghoma. Our defense held strong and Williams' corner was the icing on the cake. Let's keep the momentum going into the second leg!
2024-05-03 22h59m by a_12_shawcross
As a Bolton fan, I have to say I am absolutely thrilled with this result! Our team showed real determination and skill on the pitch tonight. Charles and Maghoma were on fire, and the penalty and corner goals were just icing on the cake. We have a great advantage going into the second leg and I have no doubt that we will secure our spot in the play-off final.
2024-05-03 22h28m by jgibsonson
As a Bolton fan, I am absolutely ecstatic with this win! Our boys played with passion and determination, securing a crucial victory in the first leg. A 3-1 lead gives us a great advantage going into the second leg and I have no doubt that we will finish the job and secure our place in the League One play-off final.
classic matches
U Friday, 03 May 2024 - 19:30
Oakwell Ground
Will Finnie
Sam Cosgrove 75'
Dion Charles 23' 53' (pen.)
Randell Williams 90'


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