Shola Amoebi signs off with winning assist as Bolton beat Eastleigh

The magic of the FA Cup is possibly a secondary consideration when you are £172m in debt, under a transfer embargo, at the bottom of the Championship and attempting to sell your training ground to meet a pressing tax bill, although at least Bolton can look forward to the modest windfall of a home tie against Leeds in the fourth round after disposing of the last non-league side in the competition.

Eastleigh’s best chance of an upset might have been in the original game at their own ground, when Neil Lennon suggested their bog of a pitch helped them gain a draw, although the National League side gave a great account of themselves here, not only taking a first-half lead but pegging Bolton back to 2-2 at the interval after the home side scored two quick goals at the end of the first half.

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