Davies helps Bolton beat Battery 2-0
Kevin Davies scored and set up another goal to give Premier League club Bolton Wanderers a 2-0 win over the Charleston Battery on Saturday night.
Bolton captain Davies scored in the 29th minute after Matt Taylor grabbed a loose ball at midfield and got it to Martin Petrov, who ran down the left flank and crossed for Davies.
After a turnover at midfield by the Battery, Bolton midfielder Matt Taylor picked up the loose ball and slid it to Martin Petrov making a strong run left flank. Petrov took the ball to the corner and made a beautiful cross to a wide-open Davies, who easily volleyed it past Charleston keeper Keith Wiggans for the score.
The Battery play in the USL Second Division, the third professional tier in the United States.
The Battery responded to the goal with pressure and possession.
Their best chance came when striker Tom Heinemann shouldered his way past central defender Zat Knight and blasted a shot on net that Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen stopped in the 41st minute.
After the break, Tamir Cohen scored for Wanderers in the 52nd. Midfielder Ricardo Gardner picked up a loose ball about 40 yards out and chipped it forward to Davies, who slotted past defenders for Cohen to chip past Wiggans.
Robbie Blake's shot following a feed from Cohen in the 78th minute was stopped by Wiggans.
The third and last game of Bolton's North American tour will end against F.C. Toronto on Wednesday. Bolton earlier played the Charlotte Eagles.