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Bolton Wanderers

Keepmoat Stadium

01/08/2008 7.30pm

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Doncaster finished off their pre season campaign with a heavy home defeat against Premiership Bolton.

This was Bolton's second visit to the Keepmoat after being one of Rovers first ever visitors to the stadium when we met in the FA Cup in 2007. On that occasion Bolton won 4-0 and are still the most impressive side I have seen visit the Keepmoat.

Doncaster once again named a twenty two man squad with the intention of giving most a run out.
Bolton started with what will be very close to their starting eleven for the start of the new Premiership season.

Bolton soon took an early advantage when Kevin Davies muscled his way in to nod home at the far post.
Bolton then extended their advantage after twelve minutes when Elmanders low left foot shot from the edge of the area gave Sullivan no chance in the Rovers goal.
Mouamba made it three with an unstoppable shot from outside the box.
It wasn't long before Joey O'Brien got in on the act to make it four, curling in a wonderful shot from outside the box.

Rovers made eight changes for the start of the second half. Trialist Richard Keogh from Bristol City once again being given fourty five minutes.
Rovers had much the better of the second half but conceeded a fifth late on when Elmander side footed in from close range.

Not the end to pre season that Rovers will have wished for. With Rovers having a mixture of what will most probably be the first team players playing in each half it shouldn't be looked into too seriously.
Bolton had one of those halves when everything they attempted went in without giving Sullivan much chance with any of them.

We can all start looking forward to next Saturday at Derby.



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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Saturday August 2 2008
Time: 12:24PM

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