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Match preview: Bolton Wanderers v Morecambe

16 August 2022

Morecambe travel to Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday 16 August in Sky Bet League One.

Saturday’s Lancashire derby saw the Shrimps held to a point at home to Fleetwood Town. Arthur Gnahoua’s sensational opener was cancelled out by Danny Andrew seven minutes from time. 
In the four meetings between the two sides, Bolton Wanderers are unbeaten. The Trotters have won once against the Shrimps and the other three clashes ended in a 1-1 draw. 
The Opposition
Ian Evatt’s men are unbeaten so far this campaign. On the opening day, they earned a point away from home against promotion favourites Ipswich Town before beating Wycombe Wanderers 3-0. Last Saturday, they came away from Port Vale with a point, despite being down to ten men for the best part of an hour. 
The former Blackpool and Chesterfield defender hung up his boots in 2018 after a career spanning more than 20 years. The 40-year-old began his managerial career at Barrow where he won the National League, against all odds, at the first time of asking. The following season, Evatt made the switch to Bolton Wanderers where he guided the Trotters to League One. Last season, the club finished 9th with 73 points. 
Key Players
Dapo Afolayan was named as the club’s Player of the Year last season after finishing the campaign top scorer with 14 goals. The 24-year-old, who can operate on the wing or up front, joined Bolton from West Ham United last summer after a successful loan spell. 
Captain Ricardo Santos joined the club in August 2020 from Barnet. The defender came through the youth setup at Dagenham & Redbridge and went on to make over 60 appearances in League One for Peterborough United. Santos received a red card at the weekend against Port Vale, however Evatt, who was also sent off, said the club will file a report. 
Midfielder Kyle Dempsey has started the season strongly with two goals so far. The 26-year-old arrived at the University of Bolton Stadium in January from Gillingham. He came through the youth setup at Carlisle United and has represented a number of clubs, including Huddersfield Town and Fleetwood Town. 
Shrimps’ pre-match thoughts 

Derek Adam’s says he understands what his team needs to do to get the better of Bolton.

“They’ve adapted over the summer, and we’ve added as well,” he said.

"Anybody that beats Wycombe 3-0 has to be doing something right, we looked at that game, we’ve looked at the game from Saturday [against Port Vale], we’ve looked at previous games.

"We understand their philosophy and we understand what we’ve got to do to get the better of them.”

Meet the officials 
Anthony Backhouse will be the man in the middle on Tuesday night. He will be assessed by linesmen Richard Woodward and Matthew Parry, as well as Fourth Official Scott Jackson.
The Cumbria-based official has taken charge of three games so far this season, dishing out 11 yellow cards and no reds in the process. 
Backhouse last took charge of the Shrimps in last season's 2-1 away defeat against Lincoln City, when an impressive Toumani Diagouraga strike proved only to be a consolation on the night.


After teaming up with Beyond Radio for the 2022/23 season, supporters will be able to listen to exclusive, full and uninterrupted radio commentary of every single game, home and away, which will be broadcast simultaneously on 103.5FM, 107.5FM and DAB+ digital radio across North Lancashire and South Cumbria as well as on the iFollow Shrimps platform.

Lead commentator Dave Salmon will be joined by the Club's Media and Content Coordinator, Matt Smith. 

Audio passes are available from as little as £2.50 per match, £4.49 for a monthly pass or £45 for a season pass.

For this fixture, video passes are also available and can be purchased here

As well as full match commentary, the ‘Shrimps Verdict’ podcast will be available post-match, featuring online, on demand content, including audio match highlights, post-match interviews and reaction, and much more!

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Match Reports

Report: Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Morecambe

16 August 2022

Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Morecambe
Sky Bet League One
The University of Bolton Stadium
Tuesday 16 August 2022
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Attendance: 17,165 (764 Shrimps).

Conor Bradley’s strike late into the first-half was enough for Bolton Wanderers to claim all three points at the University of Bolton Stadium on Tuesday night.

It was Ian Evatt’s side who had the first real opening of the game, a corner from Aaron Morley was sent into the mixer and met on the head by Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, but the Icelandic forward headed wide from close range. 

On the 31st minute the hosts were in again, a ball down the left found Declan John who whipped a lovely ball into the penalty area in the direction of Bradley, but the winger’s header lacked direction thankfully. 

Four minutes later it was the turn of Whites captain Gethin Jones to have a pop at goal, he stole the ball off Arthur Gnahoua outside of the Morecambe box before setting himself up to shoot, however his left-footed effort was high and wide. 

The pressure paid off on the 39th minute when a ball from the left managed to make its way through to Bradley, who turned his man before firing past Connor Ripley in the Shrimps goal. 

Half-time: Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Morecambe

Derek Adams’ side came inches away from levelling nine minutes after the restart, a stunning free-kick into the box by Ash Hunter was nodded wide by Ryan Delaney who was up from the back. 

On the 76th minute, the home side came close to adding a second. A whipped delivery into the penalty area by Morley was parried to the edge of the box by Ripley, the ball was picked up by Kyle Dempsey who flashed his effort wide of the mark. 

With eight minutes remaining Bolton thought they had the game wrapped up, another ball into the box this time by Dempsey was headed narrowly wide by substitute Amadou Bakayoko. 

Hunter was the shining light in the Shrimps' arsenal on the night and it was another of his crosses that caused the Whites’ back-line trouble, this time he picked out Farrend Rawson who could only find the hands of James Trafford. 

Full-time: Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Morecambe

Bolton Wanderers:
Trafford, Jones (C), John, Johnston, Bodvarsson (Bakayoko 73’), Aimson, Morley, Lee (Williams 82’), Bradley, Dempsey (Sadlier 90’), Kachunga (Afolayan 73’). 

Subs not used: Dixon, Iredale, Khumbeni.

Goals: Bradley 39’.

Bookings: Bradley 90’. 

Red cards: None.

Ripley, Love (C), Melbourne (Taylor 59’), Gibson, Rawson, Delaney, Hunter, Gnahoua (Fane 83’), Weir, Obika (Connolly 74’). 

Subs not used: Smith, Watts, McLoughlin, O’Connor. 

Goals: None.

Bookings: Melbourne 23’. 

Red cards: None.

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Ticket News

Bolton Wanderers (A) ticket details

4 August 2022

Tickets and coach travel for our Sky Bet League One visit to Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday 16 August, 7:45pm KO, are now on sale.

Prices and on-sale dates for the fixture can be found below.

Supporters must note this will be an ‘all-ticket’ fixture for Morecambe FC and therefore, all match tickets are to be purchased in advance of the fixture date from Morecambe FC.

Ticket Prices


In Advance



Senior 65+


Under 23


Under 18


Under 12*


*All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (over 18).

Disabled/Ambulant Supporters
We have 10 wheelchair bays and carer’s tickets available for this fixture. Wheelchair users and ambulant supporters will be expected to pay the relevant admission price and will receive a complimentary carer with their purchase. These tickets are not available online, they must be purchased instore or over the phone.

On Sale Dates (selling order)

Online from:

In person, at the Club, from:

On sale to:

Thursday 4 August, 11am

Thursday 4 August, 11am

General Sale

Additional Information

Advance Sales deadline:
Monday 15 August, 5pm.
Refund deadline: Monday 15 August, 5pm.
Tickets for postage deadline: Tuesday 9 August 2022.

Match Day Sales
There will be no sales on the day for Morecambe FC Supporters. All ticket sales must be made in advance on the fixture from Morecambe FC.

Duplicate Ticket Requests
Anyone who doesn’t receive their tickets in time for the fixture, through the post, must contact or call the Club Shop on 01524411797 (ext 3) in advance of Monday 15 August, 5pm. We must provide Bolton Wanderers with a final duplicate requests list, the day before the fixture to ensure any duplicate requests are available to collect on the day.

Official Coach Travel
Morecambe FC will be running Official Coach Travel to all away fixtures this season. Prices for Official Coach Travel to Bolton Wanderers are as follows:





Under 18**


**All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (over 18).

Official Coach Travel is now live, book your seat here:

Departure Time: 5:30pm (prompt from the Mazuma Stadium).

Departure Location: Morecambe FC, Christie Way, Morecambe, LA4 4TB

Additional Coach Travel Information

Sales deadline for Official Coach Travel: Monday 15 August, 5pm. [Strictly no bookings will be taken or accepted after this time, including on the day of travel].
Refund deadline: Monday 15 August, 5pm

Match Day Parking (Minibuses & Coaches)

Minibuses will be asked to be £12 and coaches will be asked to pay £20 to park on site on the day.

Match Day Parking (Cars)

For match day car parking it will be £8 per car, payable on the day at Car Park A.

For up-to-date information or to ask any questions, contact Anya Wood, Shrimps’ SLO.

Twitter: @Shrimps_SLO

Ticket Sale FAQs

  • Tickets sold subject to the selling order as instructed above.
  • Tickets are sold subject to availability.

Fans must purchase tickets in advance of the fixture, as this is an ‘all-ticket’ fixture and there will be no sales on the day. No tickets will be available after 5pm, Monday 15 August.

  • For online sales please go to:
  • For phone sales please call 01524 411797 (option 3).
  • Call into the club shop, open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

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