House of Hull
Hull V Bolton Match Report: New Strikers Impress
By Eye Of The Tiger
August 24 2009

Hull put their opening two defeats behind them with a 1-0 victory over Bolton at the KC on Saturday. A Goal from new signing Kamel Ghilas was enough to ensure The Tigers earned all 3 points. New signing Jozy Altidore also impressed after coming on as a substitute.

Bolton missed a great opportunity inside the first two minutes, Johan Elmander raced through on goal, but he dragged his shot just wide of the far post. Hull 1st effort of the game came in the 12 minute when Ghilas made  Jussi Jaaskelainen make a save with a shot on the turn while Stephen Hunt fired over from 20 yards. Geovanni's had an effort on 33 minutes, again Jaaskelainen was there to  push the effort wide. Boaz Myhill was called apuon in the  36th minute to stop Taylor's deflected free kick and he then reacted well to stop Elmander  having a chance from the rebound. Bolton had the final chance of the half but Kevin Davies fired wide.

Half Time: Tigers 0-0 Bolton

Bolton had the first chance of the second half again  Kevin Davies with an effort but his header from a free kick went wide. Jozy Altidore came on to make his debut on 60 minutes and made an immediate  when his header over the Bolton defence dropped for Ghilas and he smashed the ball into the net. 1-0 to The Tigers. Three minutes later nearly made it two but Zayette wasn't able to get his header on target. Altidore had his 1st chance to score for Hull but he lifted his shot over Jaaskelainen and wide of the far post. Kamel Ghilas then again went close but he saw his effort hit the cross bar. Jaaskelainen was again on hand to deny Altidore before Ghilas hit the rebound over the bar. Myhill had to get down low to stop Hull old boy Sam Ricketts from scoring .Bolton had the last chance of the game Davies just  fired wide before the final whistle.

Tigers: Boaz Myhill, Kamil Zayatte, Michael Turner, Anthony Gardner, Andy Dawson, Kamel Ghilas (Fagan 86), Kevin Kilbane, Seyi Olofinjana, Stephen Hunt, Geovanni (Boateng 81), Caleb Folan (Altidore 60).

Subs: Tony Warner, Steven Mouyokolo, George Boateng, Peter Halmosi, Nick Barmby, Craig Fagan, Jozy Altidore.

Bolton: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Paul Robinson (Samuel 78), Gary Cahill, Fabrice Muamba, Matt Taylor, Johan Elmander (Lee 71), Zat Knight, Kevin Davies, Mark Davies (Ward 81), Sam Ricketts, Sean Davis.

Subs: Ali Al Habsi, Jlloyd Samuel, Gretar Rafn Steinsson, Gavin McCann, Danny Shittu, Chung-Yong Lee, Daniel Ward.

Referee: Mr M. Jones.

Attendance: 22,999.