Bolton Wanderers v Chesterfield- April 1st 2017

A battling goalless draw saw Chesterfield fighting for survival at the Macron Stadium against promotion hopefuls Bolton.

The first half at the Macron stadium saw a fair share of chances to both Bolton and Chesterfield. Chesterfield, who are currently 11 points away from safety, produced a good performance in the first half. The away team were able to keep up the tempo of the game and had many chances on target in the first 45 minutes. Unfortunately for Chesterfield, despite their great efforts they were unable to take the lead and were evidently hanging on for their survival.

Bolton also weren’t able to bag a goal before the half time whistle. Regardless of their 2nd place position in the League table The Trotters weren’t able to take the lead and extend their advantage over Fleetwood Town to a significant 9 points, even though they displayed some good efforts in the first half of the game.

Chesterfield were incredibly close to taking the lead as Mark Howard failed to keep hold of the ball from Dan Gardner’s powerful long-range effort and Kristian Dennis was just unable to bag the rebound.

Bolton started off dominating after the break and were clearly setting the speed on the pitch as they picked up in the second half. They produced some promising shots but their efforts failed to reach the back of the net.

In a panic-struck scuffle during the end of the game both David Wheater and Adam Le Fondre had their shots blocked. Jon Nolan then received his second booking of the game and had an early exit off the pitch after a bad foul on Filipe Morais.

Chesterfield produced a good display of football at the Macron and sustained their narrow hopes of survival in League One. Bolton were unable to increase their advantage over Fleetwood in front of their second largest league gate since dropping out of the Premier League with an attendance of 23,376 but they still remain second in the table and are hopeful for automatic promotion.


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