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Last Updated: Monday, 31 October 2005, 18:09 GMT
Tackling Skills with BBC Sport - Charlton v Bolton
BBC Sport continue their partnership with Foyer Federation to bring you the best sports reports from budding young journalists around the country.

Tackling Skills is a project that gives Foyer residents the chance to work with BBC sports journalists to help develop their literacy and communication skills by using sport to inspire, motivate and re-engage them.

Here are some of the reports from Charlton's 1-0 defeat to Bolton in the Premiership.


By Anthony Gandoff

In the opening five minutes Bolton looked the favourites.

Kevin Nolan celebrates for Bolton

That soon dried up when Charlton came the closest throughout the first half and they put good pressure on Bolton.

If they kept it up they may have scored.

Charlton had a chance with some good set-up play and Danny Murphy actually had the ball in the back of the net on 20 minutes. But he handled the ball and the goal was disallowed.

Darren Ambrose nearly scored with 12 minutes before half time but the angle was too wide and it hit the side netting with the fans all thinking it was in the back of the net.

In the second half Bolton started well holding the ball a lot more. Murphy came the closest but it wasn't successful.

Hidetoshi Nakata made some dazzling runs into the box as Charlton looked like they were dropping off the pace.

As they stopped putting the pressure on Bolton the table was slowly turning.

The best chance for Charlton fell 70 minutes in but they couldn't convert.

Then after 72 minutes the deadlock was broken.

Abdoulaye Faye took a decent shot on target, the ball took two deflections and the keeper made a super save but the ball fell to Nakata who pulled it back for captain Kevin Nolan to shoot in from close range.

It was ironic that Bolton's only shoot on target should go in the back of the net.

Charlton couldn't get one back, although they came close with Murphy's whipped in free-kick.

Bryan Hughes headed it and Jussi Jaaskelainen made a brilliant save denying Charlton the chance to level.

Jared Borgetti missed a ridiculously easy chance for Bolton but Charlton had no other chances for a come back.


By Chris Osbourne

Kevin Nolan's second half strike was enough to take Bolton above high-flying Charlton for the first time this season at the Valley.

Nolan earned Bolton all three points on 72 minutes to keep the home side still wanting their first win over Bolton in this millennium.

Charlton looked lively from the start with good tackling and better ball possession, where Bolton seemed to be lacking energy.

A flat first half was livened up when Charlton had the ball in the back of the net only for it to be ruled out for a Darren Ambrose handball.

The best chance of the half fell to Ambrose again after being through on goal - he could only manage to hit the side netting.

The fire power of Darren Bent - who was out due to a cold - was missed with Jay Bothroyd not looking at his sharpest, having a chance at goal but missing the ball completely.

After being goalless at the mid-way point Bolton came out looking like they could get something from the game.

Charlton dropped in confidence, surprising after their midweek glory over champions Chelsea in the Carling Cup.

Even so, Charlton had the best chance of opening the score with substitute Jonatan Johansson - in front of goal - having his shot stopped by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Eventually Bolton broke the dead lock.

Abdoulaye Faye's deflected shot was brilliantly saved but put in the path of Hidetoshi Nakata who had the simple task of setting up Nolan from two yards.

Three minutes from time Charlton could have levelled when a Bryan Hughes header was superbly tipped over the bar by the Bolton keeper.

Big Sam Allardyce's team took all three points to go above the Addicks in the league.

Links to more Tackling Skills stories


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