Bolton Wanderers 3-0 Portsmouth – BBC Sport

Dion Charles scored his 12th goal of the season as Bolton beat managerless Portsmouth to register a second win in five days over their south coast visitors.

The Northern Ireland international fired Ian Evatt’s play-off chasers in front with a left-foot finish after 15 minutes.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson had netted a midweek Papa John’s Trophy winner against Pompey to earn Wanderers a semi-final trip to Accrington.

This time he suffered a game ending injury 10 minutes before the break, however, handing a debut to Southampton loanee Dan Nlundulu.

Bolton, unbeaten in eight games in all competitions, survived a rare scare when Michael Morrison headed narrowly wide in the first half.

And they tightened their grip two minutes after the re-start. Goalkeeper Josh Oluwayemi fumbled Kyle Dempsey’s cross and Kieran Lee fired home his third goal of the Trotters’ ever-improving season.

Oluwayemi denied Nlundulu a first Wanderers goal before Eoin Toal steered in Conor Bradley’s assist to wrap up victory and leave Portsmouth, under the caretaker charge of Simon Bassey, without a league win since 22 October.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 19Trafford
  • 18Total
  • 15Aimson
  • 6johnstonSubstituted forAlmeida Santosat 83′minutes
  • 21Bradley
  • 16Morley
  • 22DempseySubstituted forSheehanat 83′minutes
  • 27Williams
  • 20LeeSubstituted forWilliamsat 75′minutes
  • 9BödvarssonSubstituted forN’Lunduluat 37′minutes
  • 10CharlesSubstituted forKachungaat 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Williams
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 7Sadlier
  • 8Sheehan
  • 11N’Lundulu
  • 24Kachunga
  • 30Beck

Portsmouth

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 21Oluwayemi
  • 28MorrisonSubstituted forTowlerat 67′minutes
  • 20Raggett
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 2Swanson
  • 8TunnicliffeSubstituted forThompsonat 83′minutes
  • 16MorrellBooked at 85mins
  • 3HumeSubstituted forHackett-Fairchildat 67′minutes
  • 15Give it
  • 24JacobsSubstituted forCurtisat 66′minutes
  • 9BishopSubstituted forScarlettat 83′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Pigott
  • 11Curtis
  • 18Hackett-Fairchild
  • 19Scarlett
  • 23Thompson
  • 33Steward
  • 34Towler

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