Nov 17, 2012 at 3pm UK at ​Reebok Stadium
BoltonBolton Wanderers
Davies (24')
Davies (86'), Bogdan (90')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Davies (65')
Cranie (85')

Half-Time Report: Bolton Wanderers snatch 1-0 lead over Barnsley

Bolton Wanderers head into the half-time interval a goal to the good over Barnsley courtesy of a Kevin Davies strike.

Bolton Wanderers have taken a 1-0 lead into the half-time interval against Barnsley following a strike from Kevin Davies.

Kevin Davies scores for Bolton on November 17, 2012© PA Photos

The home side had their fair share of chances in the early stages of the first half and Chris Eagles tried to take an early lead by taking a shot from deep inside the penalty area, but his effort glided to the right of the post.

Barnsley tried to respond instantly through Craig Davies, who launched a shot at goal but Jay Spearing, who is on loan at the Reebok from Liverpool, got a vital block in to prevent the ball hitting the back of the net.

The away side began to take control by the 20-minute mark following a headed effort by Marcus Tudgay, but his chance just drifted wide of the goal.

Bolton began to press and their dominance eventually paid off when a cross from Eagles found the feet of Davies, who fired his shot into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal to give the home side the lead.

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