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Davies helps Bolton beat Battery 2-0

Davies helps Bolton beat Battery 2-0

Kevin Davies scored and set up another goal to give Bolton Wanderers a 2-0 win over Charleston Battery in a friendly on Saturday.
Bolton went ahead in the 29th minute after a Charleston turnover in midfield. Bolton's Matt Taylor seized on the loose ball and slid it to new signing Martin Petrov making a strong run left flank. Petrov took the ball to the corner and made a beautiful cross to a wide-open Davies, who easily volleyed it past Charleston keeper Keith Wiggans.
Charleston _ which plays in the USL Second Division which is the third tier of professional football in the U.S. _ responded with pressure and possession and almost equalized in the 41st.
Striker Tom Heinemann shouldered his way past central defender Zat Knight and blasted a shot on net that Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen stopped.
Tamir Cohen scored for Wanderers in the 52nd. Midfielder Ricardo Gardner picked up a loose ball about 40 yards out and chipped it forward to Davies, who passed for Cohen to chip past Wiggans.
Another new signing, Robbie Blake, had a chance to make it 3-0 in the 78th but his shot was saved.
The third and last game of Bolton's North American tour will be against Toronto on Wednesday.


Updated : 2021-07-24 05:59 GMT+08:00