Substitute Dion Charles scored a dramatic late equalizer to give Bolton a 1-1 League One draw at home to Bristol Rovers.
The visitors led from the second minute until added time after teenage loan star Josh Coburn scored early.
The burly 19-year-old, nicknamed Teesside Haaland since joining West Country on loan from Middlesbrough, converted Anthony Evans’ pass to give Gas a perfect start.
But with Wanderers facing their first defeat by their rivals in 33 years, Charles, a second-half substitute for the injured Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, deservedly equalised.
Coburn’s fifth goal at the Gas was a perfect response to the club’s FA Cup home exit to Boreham Wood.
Bolton then dominated possession and created chances, with Charles wasting one-on-ones with goalkeeper James Belshaw late on, before atoning with his still later equaliser.
Rovers boss Joey Barton, who made his Premier League debut for Manchester City at Bolton in 2003, was booked for dissent and did not appear too pleased that his side failed to keep the three points, even if they have lost only once in every 10 league games.
Match report provided by PA Media.
- 25ThomasonBooked at 24 minsReplaced forWilliamsto 36′minutes
- 30BeckReplaced forSadderto 73′minutes
- 24KachungaReplaced forBakayokoto 63′minutes
- 9BodvarssonReplaced forCharlesto 55′minutes
- 17gibsonBooked at 88 minutes
- 6FinleyBooked at 90 minutes
- 20ClarkBooked at 67 minutesReplaced forGibbonsto 69′minutes
- 10CollinsReplaced forMcCormickto 90+2′minutes
- Robert Lewis
Match ended, Bolton Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 1.
Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 1.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Corner kick caused by James Gibbons.
Oladapo Afolayan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Antony Evans (Bristol Rovers).
Yellow card for Sam Finley (Bristol Rovers).
Conor Bradley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke McCormick (Bristol Rovers).
Objective! Bolton Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 1. Dion Charles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner following a corner.
Attempt blocked. Amadou Bakayoko (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier with a cross.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Corner kick caused by James Connolly.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Luke McCormick replaces Aaron Collins.
Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Bolton Wanderers).
Bobby Thomas (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Conor Bradley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box.
Lewis Gibson (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Dion Charles (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lewis Gibson (Bristol Rovers).
Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box.
Attempt failed. Kieran Sadlier (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the center of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Oladapo Afolayan.