But the victory was representative of a wider recent trend. The fact that Neil Lennon, who left Celtic this summer and pursued a job in English football, is flying high.
Based on recent form, Bolton would be seventh in the Championship, just outside the play-off places with only one loss in their last six games.
Everything seems to be ticking for Lennon and even the risky decisions to sign veterans Emile Heskey and Eidur Gudjohnsen already seem to be paying off.
The most astonishing fact of it all, meanwhile, is that the ex-Celtic boss is achieving all of this as though Bolton were not completely struggling when he took over. Under Dougie Freedman, there appeared to be very little hope for the Trotters this season.
But Lennon has come in and changed all that in a flash. There is still vast room for improvement at the Reebok but the 43-year-old looks as though he is the man to ensure that improvement is made.
And the former Celtic manager's decision to take the Bolton job and prove himself in English football is already looking vindicated.