Honours were even at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday afternoon as Bolton drew 2-2 with Bristol City.

Wanderers took the lead, when Will Buckley poked the ball home from a David Wheater header just inside the second half.

It quickly became 2-0 on the hour mark, when striker Josh Magennis found space in the opposing box to unleash a driven effort past Robins goalkeeper, Niki Maenpaa.

Lee Johnson’s men replied swiftly, with Andreas Weinmann beating the offside trap to slot the ball past Ben Alnwick.

With ten minutes to go, Jamie Paterson found the equaliser after cutting inside from the right hand side and curled the ball in off the post.

A battling performance from Wigan went unrewarded as Aston Villa stole a late win at Villa Park. Goals from Nick Powell and Callum Connolly gave the Latics a 2-1 lead after James Chester had opened the scoring for the hosts only for Birkir Bjarnason to claim a late winner for Villa in the third minute of stoppage time.

“There’s always disappointment in defeat but I’m reasonably happy with the performance. I go back to when I was a player and a manager once said ‘while we’re playing all the football, they’re scoring all the goals’, said Rochdale manager Keith Hill after Dale were beaten 4-1 by Peterborough United in their first home game of the season at the Crown Oil Arena.

Ian Henderson’s penalty had given Dale an early lead, but the visitors equalised through Jason Cummings’ header eight minutes later.

Goals from Mark O’Hara and Matt Godden sent Peterborough into the break 3-1 to the good, and despite Dale dominating second-half play, a late O’Hara strike made the result more convincing than it was.

In Division Two, Bury suffered a harsh 1-0 defeat at the hands of one of the favourites for promotion, MK Dons, as a late Ousseynou Cissé goal was the difference in an even and entertaining game.

Oldham manager Frankie Bunn says he expects better from his side but was pleased with the spirit the team showed after going one-nil down against Forest Green Rovers.

A Dan Gardner penalty cancelled out Reuben Reids’ opener to get Latics off the mark for the season.



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