Posted: 21.11.20 at 16:52 by LAYTH YOUSIF at the Lamex
Bolton Wanderers beat Stevenage 2-1 at the Lamex on Saturday afternoon.
Despite a superb Tom Pett strike moments before the interval for Boro, Ian Evatt's side emerged victorious in a hard-fought League Two clash, after two first half goals put them firmly in the driving seat.
Alex Revell named six changes from the side that played Northampton on Tuesday.
Scott Cuthbert, Ross Marshall, Ben Coker, Arthur Read, Charlie Carter, Tom Pett and Aramide Oteh all came into the side in a bid to boost a revival.
However, Eoin Doyle's 15th minute shot put Bolton 1-0 ahead after Jamie Cumming saved well from Antoni Sarcevic.
The lead was doubled when Ali Crawford slotted past the on loan Chelsea keeper to make it 2-0 eight minutes before the break.
Despite Pett's outstanding effort - after Aramide Oteh's cross saw the Boro midfielder fire home from 18 yards - the home side could not make spells of second half pressure tell, as Evatt's side returned to the north west with three valuable points.
Stevenage drop into the bottom two with eight points, three behind Scunthorpe, who sit in 22nd place.
Boro face a big week when they host Port Vale at the Lamex on Tuesday evening, before League One leaders Hull City visit on Sunday for the second round of the FA Cup.
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