Bolton Wanderers Reserves 2 Liverpool Reserves 1

LIVERPOOL Reserves fell to their sixth defeat in nine league games at Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday night.

Gary Ablett's side dominated the first half and took a 1-0 lead thanks to Krisztian Nemeth's first goal since returning to the side from injury.

Bolton lifted their performance after the break and Polish forward Ebi Smolarek struck twice in six minutes after the Reds' Daniel Ayala was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Chris Basham in the 62nd minute.

Reds: Martin Hansen, Emmanuel Gomis Medny (Alex Kacaniklic), Michael Scott, Mikel San Jose Dominguez, Ronald Huth, Damien Plessis, Ryan Crowther (Andras Simon), Daniel Ayala, Kristian Nemeth, Gerardo Bruna, Vincent Weijl (Jordy Brouwer). Unused subs: Dean Bouzanis, Adam Pepper.

* Liverpool Reserves' next outing will be against Hull City at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Tuesday, kick off 7pm.