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Season 2020-21
Bolton Wanderers (a) EFL Trophy Group C Game 3


Tuesday November 17th 2020, 7pm 

 University of Bolton Stadium

Programme: Free four page download issue only


Bolton Wanderers

Newcastle U21s

  3 - 2





11 mins Anderson shot. 1-0

40 mins
Anderson shot. 2-0

44 mins
Hickman shot. 0-1

Half time: Trotters 1 Magpies 2

60 mins
Gnahoua shot. 0-1

85 mins
Mascoll shot. 0-1

Full time: Trotters 3 Magpies


Achraaf Lazaar was included as an over-age player for Newcastle while home boss Ian Evatt made 11 changes from the starting line-up that beat Salford 2-0 in their most recent League Two game.


Newcastle Reserves ended their Papa John's Trophy campaign on Tuesday evening with a narrow defeat at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The Magpies had built up a 2-0 lead just before half time, but were unable to hold on to that and went behind five minutes from the final whistle.

Despite the outcome though, the game provided an opportunity for Elliot Anderson to showcase his talents - and the 18 year-old duly delivered.

Wearing the Captain's armband, Elliot shot home to give his side an 11th minute lead, having earlier sent one effort from distance just over the bar.

Close to a second after good work from Yannick Toure just before the half hour, Elliot plundered his fourth goal in just three games on 40 minutes - coolly lobbing Trotters 'keeper Billy Crellin.

Bolton got one back a minute before the interval through Jak Hickman and Dan Langley picked the ball out of his net again on the hour, substitute Arthur Gnahoua netting within five minutes of his introduction. 

Searching for his hat-trick, Anderson carved out two further shooting chances but it was Toure with the best opportunity to restore United's lead - rounding Crellin on 75 minutes but missing the target. 

Anderson was replaced on 80 minutes, before Jamie Mascoll forced a rebound home to put Bolton ahead for the first time in the tie with five minutes of normal time remaining.

United were unable to find an equaliser to take the tie to penalties, finishing bottom of the table with zero points from three games as a consequence.

United's defence may have been below par, but the night belonged to Anderson; training with the first team, on the bench in the League Cup at Newport and now advancing his claims for a substitute role when Newcastle return to Premier League action on Sunday.

Live coverage was again available via the EFL's ifollow streaming service, for 10 per game.

Page last updated 18 November, 2020