A fortnight ago, the 25-year-old, returning from a six-week injury layoff, ended his ten-month goal drought against Sheffield Wednesday.
In the 29th minute, Ameobi pounced on goalkeeper Ben Alnwick clearance, beat a defender before converting past David Button in the Cottagers’ goal.
Having defended so well with hope of claiming their second win in the league, the Trotters’ resistance was broken after Tom Cairney headed past Alnwick in injury time to help the Cottagers avoid a shock home defeat.
The strike was Ameobi’s second in six English second tier appearances this season. He was afforded 68 minutes of action in a match where Togo and DR Congo internationals, Floyd Ayite and Neeskens Kebano were on hand to save Slaviša Jokanović’s side.
Ayite played for the entire duration while Kebano was a second half substitute.
Phil Parkinson’s side are rooted to the bottom of the 24-team English Championship log with seven points from 14 games.