Rich Welens suffered his first defeat as director of Salford as he led his first striker Ein Doyle Bolton to a 2-0 League Two victory.
The pair helped Sweden to League One last season for Valence when Doyle scored 23 goals in 24 games.
The Irish striker, who returned after a four-match hamstring injury, showed his last skill in the Greater Manchester Derby on Friday when the Wanderers caught the opener in the net in the 24th minute with a great pass from captain Anthony Sarsevic.
In the middle of the second half, Jordan Turnbull blew the optimistic pants of Gethin Jones into his own goal field to secure Bolton’s victory.
With Doyle’s help, Sarsevic probably made it 3-0 but ended up with comfortable winners in the first meeting between the Wanderers clubs.
Another Bolton hero, 38-year-old debutant goalkeeper Matt Gilks, made his first appearance since playing for Fleetwood against Liverpool U-21 in September 2019.
Brandon Thomas-Asant, who received more loan than former Scotland international Billy Krein, drove his team 1-0 and drove Ash Hunter’s low drive out while driving a 20-yard drive.
Report provided by PA Media.
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- 9DoyleReplaced forMillerat 73 ‘Minutes
- 7DelfonesoReplaced forIsgroveat 79 ‘Minutes
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Match end, Bolton Wanderers 2, Salford City 0.
Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Salford City 0.
Tried saved Shawn Miller (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom White.
Foul by D’Shon Bernard (Salford City).
Gethin Jones (Bolton Wanderers) won a free kick in the left wing.
Foul by Bruno Andrade (Salford City).
Andrew Tutt (Bolton Wanderers) won a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempted save Anthony Sarsevich (Bolton Wanderers) left foot shot from outside the box is saved in the center of the goal.
Replacement, Bolton Wanderers. Tom White replaces Alistair Crawford.
Attempts dropped. Alistair Crawford (Bolton Wanderers) Right foot shot from outside the box is high and wide on the right.
Replacement, Bolton Wanderers. Lloyd Isgrove replaces Nathan Delfoneso.
Replacement, Salford City. Amanley Diesaruve replaces Ashley Hunter.
Foul by Ibu Terre (Salford City).
Anthony Sarsevich (Bolton Wanderers) won a free kick in the defensive half.
The shot from the left side of the box on the left side of the box was saved in the bottom left corner of the try-out Ibow Tour (Salford City). Assisted by Ashley Hunter.
Replacement, Bolton Wanderers. Shawn Miller replaces Ian Doyle.
Attempts dropped. Right-footed shot from the right side of the box Anthony Sarsevich (Bolton Wanderers) slightly higher. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.
Oscar Threckled (Salford City) won a free kick in the defensive half.
Fool Peter Kioso (Bolton Wanderers).
Attempted saved Ashley Hunter (Salford City) Right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assisted by Bruno Andrade.
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