In what became a day that will go down in history for the town of Bolton, Sunday 2nd April saw Bolton Wanderers Football Club beat League One side Plymouth Argyle 4-0 at Wembley to win the Papa Johns Trophy in front of an almost 80,000 strong crowd.
Over 34,000 BWFC fans made the journey to Wembley, cheering on their team to an impressive and well deserved victory. The win is the club’s first knock-out trophy in 34 years, a long time coming for the club’s dedicated supporters.
BWFC got off to a cracking start, with two goals in the first half coming from Kyle Dempsey and Dion Charles. The second half didn’t disappoint with two further goals from Elias Kachunga and Gethin Jones. The super Whites proved to be an unstoppable force that left Plymouth Argyle with few options to recover.
BWFC Manager Ian Evatt said of his team;
“They grew in confidence, they grew in belief and it was an outstanding performance. It was a great day for everybody”
The win was a significant one for the club, who were relegated from the Championship in 2019 and went into administration in the same year. This resulted in further relegation to League 2. Just four years later BWFC are back into League 1 through hard work, courage and determination to succeed. Evatt also said;
“We’ve had a hell of a journey. We almost lost it. Sharon and the ownership group have saved the football club and re-built it from top to bottom.
We’ve built a connection with the fan-base, with the town, with the community. Bolton Wanderers is the heartbeat of Bolton. You could feel that connection with the 35,000 fans that travelled”.
Wanderers next challenge is for a top-six finish and a possible place back at Wembley in the League One play-off final at the end of May.
As proud sponsors of the BWFC and more recently their official Technical partner, Eventura would like to join the fans and the town of Bolton in congratulating the club on their outstanding achievement, wishing them the best of luck for the remainder of the season.