Goals from skipper Eoin Doyle and former captain Antoni Sarcevic secured Bolton’s 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe in a match between two teams in the form of Sky Bet League Two.
Ian Evatt’s side now have 16 points from their last six appearances as United’s four-game winning streak comes to an end.
Doyle hit a penalty in the 36th minute to bring his season’s total to 12.
Scunthorpe, led by former Wanderers defenseman Neil Cox, complained that Jacob Bedeau has been severely accused of fouling Doyle’s hitting partner Nathan Delfouneso.
The visitors introduced three halftime substitutions with the change in personnel and system almost leading to a 55th-minute equalizer for Kevin Van Veen.
Alex Baptiste cleared the Dutch substitute line and it proved to be a pivotal moment as Bolton finished a brace on The Iron.
Sarcevic had been introduced five minutes earlier when he converted Lloyd Isgrove’s right-wing cross from 12 yards after 74 minutes for his sixth goal of the Trotters’ quick improvement campaign.