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Jack Grimmer’s first goal at Wycombe helped pursuers of Sky Bet League One promotion Gareth Ainsworth secure a 2-0 victory over struggling Bolton.

Defender Grimmer, who last found the net for Coventry in May 2018, curled up in a spectacular 52nd-minute effort to double the Chairboys lead.

Bolton, who was playing his first home league game in 45 days, fell behind Brandon Hanlan’s sixth goal of the season.

Ian Evatt’s side have now lost five straight games in all competitions and collected league points against Doncaster on November 23.

It was only briefly that they threatened to end what is now four straight scoreless defeats against their compatriots Wanderers.

Forward Dion Charles had an effort saved by David Stockdale during an opening period that lasted 59 minutes due to two separate saves for a head injury.

Goalkeeper Joel Dixon prevented Garath McCleary from giving Wycombe the lead after 12 minutes, but couldn’t stop Hanlan’s low shot after 35 minutes as he slipped into the corner.

Grimmer’s rare goal closed Wycombe’s second victory in 2022, while Bolton’s only bright spot was the return of defender Gethin Jones for his first game since his fibula fractured on October 9, 2021.

Sky Sports

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