Bolton have only gone and done it! Keith Hill’s men have finally earned their first win of the campaign and did so in impressive fashion as they dispatched Bristol Rovers 2-0 away from home in a historic night of firsts for the club.
After a shaky start that almost allowed Bristol an early goal, Keith Hill’s players quickly got their act together and after a superb exchange on the right-wing, Luke Murphy tucked home his first goal for the club after 15 minutes.
Bolton settled any lingering nerves on 68 minutes when Ali Crawford played through Daryl Murphy who fired in his first goal for the club as well.
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The win not only provided Bolton’s first win, home or away, all season but also the first win since a relegation-bound side dispatched QPR on March 30 last season, ending a whopping 206-day wait for that elusive and now historic victory.
Bolton’s 2-0 victory is the first away win by a two-goal margin that the Trotters have earned since Phil Parkinson’s Wanderers beat Port Vale 2-0 away from home in April 2017.
Not only that but the win saw the two Murphys, Daryl and Luke, bag their first goals for the club. Luke Murphy’s goal came on his 23rd appearance for the club while Daryl’s first goal took just four matches to arrive.
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After Bolton earned their first historic win of the new managerial and ownership eras, in resounding fashion as well, it’s fairly safe to say that the Wanderers fanbase, including players and the family of Sharon Brittan, enjoyed what they saw.
😏 Don’t lie Wanderers fans. We know this is how you’re all feeling after tonight’s victory in Bristol…#BWFC 🐘🏰 pic.twitter.com/myMxylzcu6
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) October 22, 2019
GET IN THERE!! 3 POINTS! What a performance from the boys & what a moment for this incredible football club! Loved every minute in the away end. Safe journey home everyone! 🙌🏽 #BWFC #COYWM ⚪️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/lUb1s9EPK2
— Toby Brittan (@BrittanToby) October 22, 2019
WHAT A WIN 🤘🏼🤘🏼@OfficialBWFC #BWFC pic.twitter.com/p2RO2uIFrX
— Adam Senior (@Asenior02) October 22, 2019
Never ever thought I’d be happy to see Bolton win a game but I proper beamed when I saw that result tonight. Life has changed! Well done to the Whites #bwfc #buryfc
— Paul Marshall (@pdmarshall) October 22, 2019
18 points adrift , 96 to play for – piece of cake 🍰 #bwfc pic.twitter.com/nOTNDPV7St
— #bwfc (@bwfctalk) October 22, 2019
An absolute joy to watch the lads tonight. Brilliant all over the pitch and deserved the three points! 👏🏻
An hour left of the journey and I’m tired but loved seeing social media thrive tonight. Nothing better.
Up the Wanderers! ⚽️ #BWFC
— Luke Gallagher (@_LukeGallagher_) October 23, 2019
Bolton are next in action on Saturday, October 26, as they travel to Lincoln City. Can Keith Hill’s side build on Tuesday night’s win at Bristol?