Fleetwood stay up despite defeat at Bolton

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2022 by PA

Fleetwood stay up despite defeat at Bolton

Fleetwood’s Sky Bet League One status was confirmed despite a 4-2 defeat at Bolton.

Stephen Crainey’s visitors avoided relegation on goal difference after a roller coaster game that finished with Wanderers’ fourth successive victory.

Dion Charles, who ended a 14-game goal drought for club and country after 37 minutes, scored a remarkable goal after sliding in for an 86th-minute challenge.

The ball cannoned off a Fleetwood player and looped 45 yards into the net with Fleetwood keeper Alex Cairns wrong-footed.

Ten minutes earlier, Joe Garner’s third goal in as many games via Danny Andrews’ corner brought Town level at 2-2.

Fleetwood, who have been in the third tier since winning promotion in 2014, led through Barry Baggley’s superb first Football League goal after 17 minutes.

Charles made it 1-1 for a Trotters side who finish their campaign with an eight-game unbeaten run.

Left-back Declan John’s deflected shot put Ian Evatt’s side in front before Garner’s header looked to have earned the visitors a point.

Instead, Charles and substitute Jon Dadi Bodvarsson in added time completed Wanderers’ win.


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