EFL: Bolton 'will be great', Sampson's tough week, boost for Scunthorpe and Southend

Written by on September 14, 2019

Bolton fans
            </figure><p class="sp-story-body__introduction">After a two-week break, the English Football League was back into full swing on Saturday and there were no shortage of talking points.</p>

From Bolton’s unwanted defensive record to a kid born in 2003 becoming a new hero in the second city, the EFL provided plenty of drama on its return.

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Five, five, five, six

For 14 minutes on Saturday, Bolton’s 2,600 travelling fans were in dreamland at Rotherham.

One of their six debutants, Thibaud Verlinden, had given them a fourth-minute lead with their first league goal of the season.

After months of turmoil on and off the field, was there finally some hope under the new owners, new manager and new players?

Not quite. Once Ben Wiles scored the equaliser for the Millers 10 minutes later, the floodgates opened.

Bolton had conceded five goals in their previous three League One matches, but that was under the old regime. Surely it couldn’t happen again? It did.

Further goals from Freddie Ladapo and Carlton Morris gave Rotherham a 3-1 lead at half-time, the pair scored again after the break, and by 65 minutes it was 6-1.

Thankfully for Bolton’s beleaguered supporters, the scoring stopped there.

Updates from the Cannock Chase Radio News Desk via BBC Stoke and Staffordshire

From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49703603


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