Final stretch of the match. Bolton largely dominated the second half but could not capitalize on the goal.
BOLTON CLOSER! Three-finger shot from Forrester that goes into the left corner.
Thomason loses in the middle of the field, allowing Okoronkwo to get a shot that Baxter saves and Santos is there to slide and eliminate any rebound danger.
Hunt takes a dangerous free kick from the right which Okoronkwo deflects over the crossbar.
Bolton: Jones and Morley out; Forrester and Mendes Gomes a.
Bolton: Adeboyejo out, Nlundulu in.
Williams bursts down the left and delivers a cross that Adeboyejo gets a firm foot on, but it only hits the side netting at the far post.
Morley closes again! Dacres-Cogley gets in behind and cuts it back before Morley’s shot produces a good reaction save from Virginia.
Mills collects the ball in a pocket of space 25 yards out and takes aim, but the effort is deflected over the crossbar.
Eight changes for Everton. Godfrey, Mills, Hunt, Warrington, Onyango, Kouyate, Higgins and Okoronkwo came. Keane, Dobbin and Virginia remain in the starting eleven.
The second part begins
End the first part. Bolton 0-0 Everton.
The referee adds two minutes to the first half.
Final stretch of the game and both teams are looking to go into the break with the lead.
Close to Dempsey! Williams cuts in from the left and lays it to Dempsey, whose powerful drive goes over the bar from the edge of the box.
McNeil dribbles into the box and points towards goal, but Baxter gets down sharply to deny and keep it out.
Young picks up a loose ball 30 yards from goal and tries an audacious volley that drops a few yards over Baxter’s bar.
We have reached the half-hour mark where the locals have been able to get further into the rival area. Everton continues to weave the play of the goal that still does not come.
Dobbin lets loose from the edge of the box but it goes wide of Baxter’s right post.
So close for Wanderers when Morley drags his shot across goal that Adeboyejo gets a toe on but can’t deflect it forward as it was slightly behind him.
We have reached the first quarter of the game. The home team can’t keep possession and Everton can’t find the strength to score.
Adeboyejo latches on to Iredale’s ball from behind and looks to get his shot off after cutting inside but Keane gets a foot in.
The Wanderers wall stands firm after an indirect free kick for Everton after what looked like a back pass.
A pause in the game as Morley needs treatment after a strong challenge from Onana.
First minutes of the match where Everton have possession of the ball.
The match has started
For this friendly, neither Everton nor Bolton will have absentees in this game, which is just minutes from kick-off.
The most recent meeting between these two teams was a decade ago in the FA Cup, where Everton earned a 1-2 win over Bolton at the Reebok Stadium.
Despite being in the same country, both teams belong to different divisions, but being two historic clubs, they have a long history. The historical balance is in Everton’s favor with 74 wins to just 40 for Bolton. Only 35 draws have been registered.
Ready! We’re just under an hour away from the start of this 2023 pre-season friendly between Bolton and Everton, two teams from two different leagues who will be looking to arrive in top form for their domestic competitions. Will any of them be able to take the victory this afternoon? Follow our coverage on VAVEL.
Coleman, Ashworth, Forrester, John, Santos, Sheehan, Thomason, Bodvarsson, Jerome, Lundulu, Sadlier.
Pickford, Godfrey, Keane, Patterson, Tarkowski, Young, Doucoure, Gueye, Iwobi, Maupay, McNeil
To be confirmed.
European leagues and competitions in all divisions have been put on hiatus, so many teams are already doing pre-season to get their respective competitions off to a good start. On this occasion, two teams from the United Kingdom will face each other in this friendly match corresponding to their pre-season. Can Bolton win or will England’s Everton?
The match between Bolton – Everton will be played at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, England. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:45 PM ET.