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Bolton Have Gone Up

Bolton Wanderers
3 - 0
Peterborough United

Macron Stadium

30 April

Attendance: 22,590

Referee:

We've done it!

Bolton are back in the Championship at the first time of trying. It was a day that started with nerves, but fans needn't have worried as we won 3-0 and going up was never really in doubt on the day.

After a strong start Wanderers went ahead in the 22nd minute, when Dorian Dervite played a belter of a pass to Jem Karacan who fired home the opening goal. If the final game was then meant to be a microchosm of the season, we sort of got that. Bolton backed off, and Peterborough got chances, with David Wheater getting in the way of a Tom Nichols effort and Mark Beevers making one of the tackles of the season.

There was a small sense of relief that Bolton were ahead at half time, but early on in the second half, the advantage was doubled. There was a corner, Adam Le Fondre glanced a ball across and David Wheater headed in from two yards. From there, the atmosphere was much more assured and the party could begin.

Le Fondre then capped things off, Josh Vela played a great ball through and it was finished with aplomb.

A bit too excitedly, some idiots thought it was fine to start the customary pitch invasion while the game was still ongoing, but after a short delay things were concluded, and the celebrations could begin.

Promotion is a great achievement. We've done it despite being under an embargo. This club has suffered in the last few years, our fans have suffered these last few years. Today massively made up for it. Phil Parkinson has done an excellent job. Now, it's time to take on the Championship.

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David Wheater was great at both ends, as has been the case all season. We were under the cosh at the end of the first half, but he and the rest of the back line saw things through


Writer:Anthony Hart
Date:Sunday April 30 2017
Time: 6:19PM

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C Sheff Utd 46 30 10 6 100 45
P Bolton 46 25 11 10 86 32
3 Scunthorpe 46 24 10 12 82 26
4 Fleetwood 46 23 13 10 82 21
5 Bradford 46 20 19 7 79 19
6 Millwall 46 20 13 13 73 9
7 Southend 46 20 12 14 72 17
8 Oxford 46 20 9 17 69 13
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 9
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 66 -2
11 Peterborough 46 17 11 18 62 0
12 MK Dons 46 16 13 17 61 2
13 Charlton 46 14 18 14 60 7
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 58 -7
15 Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 57 -3
16 Northampton 46 14 11 21 53 -13
17 Oldham 46 12 17 17 53 -13
18 Shrewsbury 46 13 12 21 51 -17
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 50 -12
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
R Port Vale 46 12 13 21 49 -25
R Swindon 46 11 11 24 44 -22
R Coventry 46 9 12 25 39 -31
R Chesterfield 46 9 10 27 37 -35
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