Bolton 3 Barnsley 3

  • By: Damian Spellman, PA Sport
  • Last Updated: July 26 2012, 14:37 BST

Eidur Gudjohnson came on as a substitute to rescue Bolton in a thriller - just

as he had done four days earlier at Swindon.

The Icelandic striker dragged Bolton level 10 minutes from time just as it

looked like Barnsley would record their first away win of the year.

In a fast and furious First Division clash between two of the sides relegated

from the Premiership at the end of last season, Bolton hurried into a two-goal

lead only to concede three goals in the space of 14 minutes before Gudjohnson

had the final word.

Bolton skipper Scott Sellars volleyed home Wanderers' first on 15 minutes

before a penalty from Dean Holdsworth after a foul by Scott Jones on Michael

Johansen increased the lead 10 minutes later.

But Barnsley were not prepared to surrender and after Eric Tinkler had gone

close with a header, Craig Hignett sent a sweet shot across Jussi Jaaskelainen

into the far bottom corner to put the visitors back in the picture.

Two minutes from half-time a thunderous free-kick from Jones brought Barnsley

level after Mike Whitlow had fouled the lively Bruce Dyer.

Jaaskelainen came to Bolton's rescue with a superb tip-over save from Tinkler

but the Yorkshiremen were ahead three minutes into the second half.

A pass from substitute Clayton Blackmore set up Hignett and his shot went in

via the base of the post.

Dyer missed a glorious chance late on after breaking clear of a stationary

Wanderers defence and Barnsley were made to pay in full.

Gudjohnson, on the field for just 18 minutes, glided past a challenge to fire

home low past Tony Bullock.

Promotion-chasing Bolton have now taken just two points from the last possible

12 and conceded three times in all of their last four matches.


Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Cox, Whitlow, Frandsen, Warhurst, Fish,

Johansen, Jensen, Holdsworth, Hansen (Gudjohnson 62), Sellars.

Subs Not Used: Elliott, Todd.Booked: Sellars.

Goals: Sellars 15, Holdsworth 25 pen, Gudjohnson 80.

Barnsley: T. Bullock, Eaden, De Zeeuw, Moses, Tinkler, Morgan,

McClare (Goodman 52), Hignett, Sheron (Blackmore 28), Dyer,Jones.

Subs Not Used: M. Bullock.

Booked: Tinkler, Eaden.

Goals: Hignett 34, Jones 43, Hignett 48.

Att: 16,537.

Ref: D Pugh (Wirral).