REPORT: Bolton Wanderers 1 Yeovil Town 1
Alex Baptiste spared his keeper's blushes with a controversial injury time leveller for Bolton Wanderers against Yeovil Town after a howling error had almost handed the visitors victory.
In a season where the Glovers had struggled to enjoy the rub of the green, they thought they received a long overdue slice of luck when Hungarian stopper Adam Bogdan allowed Ed Upson's second half drive to squirm through his arms.
However, Alex Baptiste headed an equaliser with Yeovil protesting the ball had bounced out of play when substitute Zat Knight hooked back across goal.
Gary Johnson made three changes to the side defeated 1-0 by QPR. Everton defender Shane Duffy made his debut less than 24 hours after completing a loan switch, replacing the injured Liam Fontaine.
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Liam Davis came in for Jamie McAllister, who suffered a knock in training, with fit-again Paddy Madden partnering Andy Williams in attack.
Luke Ayling took the captain's armband and Joe Ralls continued in central midfield alongside Ed Upson, with Joe Edwards operating on the right in a 4-4-2.
A cautious start from both sides ended in the seventh minute when Dan Seaborne's slip in his own half allowed Bolton to break. Davis' attempted covering tackle spread the ball to Chung-Yong Lee.
The midfielder picked out Rob Hall who burst into the box and sent an effort fizzing across the face of goal.
Yeovil's sleepy start was almost punished by two of the early stand-out performers on 15 minutes. After Young and Chris Eagles had again made the Glovers' defence look pedestrian, they pulled back for Medo Kamara to rattle the upright with a low 20-yard drive.
Moments later the ball fell to the unmarked Madden at the other end, but the Irishman snatched his chance and failed to properly connect with the volley.
On 24 minutes Hall found time and space to square to Michael Ngog, Duffy coming to the stretched visitors' rescue by throwing his body behind the shot.
Adam Bogdan made his first save of the match on the half hour mark, easily catching Joel Grant's looping header from Ralls' chipped central delivery.
Four minutes before the break the Hungarian denied the Glovers what would have been undeserved lead with a solid diving save to keep out Madden's first-time sweeping effort from Williams' wicked cross.
Wayne Hennessey went one better in the Yeovil goal on 45 minutes, sparing his midfield's blushes. A visiting challenge only sent the ball into the path of Young who, with the target at his mercy, found the Welsh international equal to the challenge, palming away what should have been the opener.
Eagles and Lee exchanged intricate passes having got the better of the Yeovil defence three minutes into the second half but were let down by a poor final shot from Ngog.
After 50 minutes Edwards' right wing cross somehow got through to Joel Grant at the far post. His shot was beaten away by Bogdan and Williams' follow up was charged down.
Substitute Jermaine Beckford did little to settle an increasingly restless home support on 70 minutes when he spurned a golden chance.
Hall's diagonal ball scythed through the Glovers and with just the keeper to beat the former Everton striker fired straight at Hennessey.
Madden raced through after 71 minutes but failed to time his lob well enough, only sending the ball over the crossbar.
As the game entered the final 15 minutes, Beckford wasted another chance. Eagles broke through the middle and would have expected more than the final wayward shot after selflessly spreading left.
Williams then went to turn in Madden's fierce volley only for Matt Mills' close marking to allow a fine last-ditch block.
With ten minutes remaining, Bogdan handed Yeovil the lead in comical fashion. He appeared to be comfortably behind Upson's tame 20-yard shot but it somehow squirmed through his hands.
However, travelling hearts were broken when the Glovers failed to clear the lines from a free kick. With the game in added time, Bolton kept up the pressure, replacement Knight making the most of the assistant referee's obscured view to square. Baptiste converted at the second time of asking.
Bolton Wanderers (4-2-3-1) – Bogdan; Baptiste, Mills, Ream, Tierney (Knight, 65); Kamara, Spearing; Eagles, Lee (Feeney, 53), Hall; Ngog (Beckford, 53). Unused subs: Lonergan, Pratley, Danns, Odelusi.
Goals: Baptiste 90+1
Bookings: Kamara (unsporting behaviour).
Yeovil Town (4-4-2) – Hennessey; Ayling, Duffy, Seaborne, Davis; Edwards, Ralls, Upson, Grant (Dawson, 88); Madden, Williams. Unused subs: Dunn, McAllister, Hayter, Foley, Ngoo, Hoskins.
Goals: Bogdan og 80
Bookings: Seaborne (foul), Edwards (foul).
Ref: Tony Harrington (Cleveland).