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Oct 24, 2015 at 3pm UK at Reebok Stadium
BoltonBolton Wanderers
LeedsLeeds United
Ameobi (32')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Antenucci (71' pen.)

Half-Time Report: Shola Ameobi fires Bolton Wanderers ahead against Leeds United

Shola Ameobi scores his first Bolton Wanderers goal as they lead 1-0 against Leeds United.

Shola Ameobi's first goal since joining Bolton Wanderers has given Neil Lennon's side a half-time lead against fellow strugglers Leeds United.

The Trotters, who boasted the worst scoring record in the division going into this game, nearly edged ahead after only four minutes when Derik Osede's cross picked out Darren Pratley, but the midfielder's header drifted just wide of Marco Silvestri's goal.

Bolton then suffered an early setback when former Blackpool frontman Gary Madine was forced off in the early stages, to be replaced by Ameobi.

However, it was Wanderers who continued to press and went close again as Pratley was again picked out in the box, only to send his header over the crossbar.

Midway through the half, Pratley then turned provider with a cross for Liam Feeney, but he also failed to hit the target as Bolton struggled to convert their early pressure into a lead.

The hosts finally edged in front after 32 minutes when a corner spun off the surface, which wrong-footed several Leeds defenders before allowing Ameobi to score from close range.

Steve Evans's men almost equalised on the stroke of half time after Chris Wood brought a save out of Ben Amos.

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