Preston North End 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

  • July 20, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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Gethin Jones scored the only goal as Bolton extended their unbeaten pre-season to four games with victory over Preston North End at the County Ground.

With supporters basking in evening temperatures in the region of 25-degrees celsius, action on the field was just as hot as the two neighbouring clubs competed in a fixture befitting that of an EFL opener.

It was perhaps a little too intense at times, with Xavier Amaechi leaving the ground on crutches and with his right foot in a protective boot, while Jones was also forced off soon after the hour with a foot injury of his own after finding himself on the receiving end of a robust challenge from Lewis Lee which would see both players booked.

Jones will be hoping his early withdrawal was just precautionary, with Trotters boss Ian Evatt making a number of changes in the moments that followed, but the full-back would have been satisfied with a display which saw him fire home the winning goal six minutes after the restart with a powerful drive from the edge of the box.

Preston North End: Ripley (Hudson 46), Van Den Berg (Lindsay 67), Bauer (Hughes 67), Earl (Storey 67), Rafferty (Cunningham 67), Bayliss (Whiteman 67), Baxter (Walker 39 (Mawene 67)), Leigh (Ledson 67), Potts (Barkhuizen 67), Sinclair (Riis 67), Maguire (Evans 67)
Booked: Leigh

Bolton Wanderers: Dixon, Gordon, Baptiste (Senior 75), Santos (Aimson 68), Jones (Brockbank 63), Sheehan (Thomason 66), Williams, Sarcevic (Tutte 68), Afolayan (Darcy 66), Amaechi (Delfouneso 21), Bakayoko (Conway 75)
Subs Not Used: Hutchinson
Booked: Jones, Afolayan
Goals: Jones 51

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
9 Portsmouth 19 29
10 Cheltenham Town 18 26
11 Bolton Wanderers 19 25
12 Burton Albion 19 25
13 Ipswich Town 19 24
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Who is Bolton's 2020/21 Player of the Year?
56.86% Ricardo Santos
17.79% Matt Gilks
10.64% Alex Baptiste
9.94% Eoin Doyle
2.52% Antoni Sarcevic
1.54% Gethin Jones
0.42% Nathan Delfouneso
0.28% Ryan Delaney