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Report: Bolton 0-2 Wednesday

20 August 2022

What a day to remember for Liam Palmer. The Owls’ longest-serving player posted his 350th senior appearance at Bolton, captained his boyhood team to mark the occasion, then promptly scored a rare goal to help Wednesday to victory.

The contest finished 2-0 in the visitors’ favour and served as the perfect response to midweek defeat at Peterborough.

Palmer’s strike followed a George Byers hit to give the Owls a comfortable advantage at half time that they never looked like relinquishing after the break.

And on a day for statistics, Wednesday ended Bolton’s unbeaten start to the season whilst leapfrogging the hosts in the table to head back towards the summit.


It was no more than deserved overall.

Lee Gregory had the first sight of goal, heading a Byers cross wide, as Darren Moore’s men found their stride with the opening period unfolding.

The Trotters had plenty of the ball without asking too much of a backline that included debutant Mark McGuinness.

Conor Bradley looked to change that on the half-hour, slaloming into the penalty area, but was stopped in his tracks emphatically by Michael Ihiekwe as he pulled the trigger.


Just four minutes later, Bradley spurned a golden opportunity to break the deadlock.

Nicking possession 40 yards out, the frontman motored in on goal but failed to find the target past the outrushing David Stockdale.

As so often the case in football, that profligacy was punished and not once but twice.

On 35 minutes, after keeper James Trafford spared the blushes of Ricardo Almeida Santos with a last-ditch clearance off the line from a wayward backpass, Wednesday took the lead.


Barry Bannan picked up the loose ball, looked up, and calmly played in Byers to slot home from 10 yards.

Three minutes later, and with the 5,500 travelling Wednesdayites still celebrating, it was 2-0.

Josh Windass sprayed a fine diagonal to the right of the penalty area, where Palmer collected and finished with some aplomb across Trafford.

Windass almost went from provider to scorer right at the start of the second half, when the Owls could have been out of sight.


A smart link between Palmer and Byers saw the latter tee up Windass from close range but the connection wasn’t quite true and the ball looped over the crossbar.

Bolton battled to find a route back into the game – Jack Iredale brought Stockdale into action and Kyle Dempsey flashed wide – but Wednesday were in no mood to release their grip on the points.

Ian Evatt made a triple substitution in the closing stages in a bid to turn the tide but it was to no avail and the Owls headed back over the Pennines with a comfortable win.

Wednesday: Stockdale, Palmer, Iorfa, Ihiekwe, McGuinness, Johnson, Byers, Bannan (Vaulks 90), Bakinson, Windass (Adeniran 83), Gregory

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Bolton v Wednesday

5 August 2022

The Owls travel to Bolton on Saturday 20 August (3:00pm) in Sky Bet League One and ticket details have been confirmed.

SWFC have received a total allocation of 5,153 for this all-ticket fixture.

Adults £25
65 & over £20
Under 23s £20
Under 18s £15
Under 12s £8

There are ten wheelchair spaces which are priced at the relevant age band above plus a companion free of charge.

Inter City Owl - There are two pick up points, from Hillsborough and Flat Street, departing at 11.00am. Adults £24, Children £23.

Tickets sale details:

Monday 8 August (9:00am): Season Ticket holders with 660 or more TPP

Monday 8 August (2:00pm): Season Ticket holders with 610 or more TPP

Tuesday 9 August (9:00am): Season Ticket holders with 560 or more TPP

Tuesday 9 August (2:00pm): Season Ticket holders with 510 or more TPP

Wednesday 10 August (9:00am): Season Ticket holders with 460 or more TPP

Wednesday 10 August (2:00pm): Season Ticket holders

Thursday 11 August (9:00am): Members and Owls Foundation Members

Thursday 11 August (2:00pm): General sale

Sale dates are subject to availability.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office, online or by telephone on 03700 20 1867 (option 1 - £2 booking fee per ticket)

Supporters who attend this game and purchase in advance will receive 10 Ticket Priority Points.

For certain away games, including this fixture, fans can choose the row and seat numbers when booking online.

We are unable to group bookings from different sale phases together.

Supporters must log in before purchase. The game will only show as available to buy with the relevant amount of Ticket Priority Points and this can be found under the personal details tab.

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