Monthly Archives: February 2021

Crazy three minutes sinks battling Latics – Peterborough United 2 Wigan Athletic 1

With seven minutes of normal time remaining Latics were 1-0 up against league leaders Peterborough through Thelo Aasgaard’s goal direct from a corner and were looking good value for their lead. But just when it looked like they would move … Continue reading

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Wild is the wind but Latics never say die – Bristol Rovers 1 Wigan Athletic 2

Scott Wootton scored a 95th minute winner as Wigan Athletic defeated Bristol Rovers 2-1 to keep their League One survival hopes alive. In extremely difficult windy conditions both teams struggled for any cohesion but Latics went ahead on 51 minutes. … Continue reading

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Latics edged out by league leaders – Wigan Athletic 1 Lincoln City 2

Wigan Athletic produced a much improved performance against League One leaders Lincoln City but ultimately slipped to another damaging defeat. In an evenly fought encounter Latics took the lead on 33 minutes with Callum Lang’s wonder strike found the top … Continue reading

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Latics mauled by Tigers – Wigan Athletic 0 Hull City 5

Mallik Wilks scored an impressive hat-trick as Hull City outclassed Wigan Athletic in a 5-0 victory at the DW Stadium. No Latics players remained from the team which defeated the Tigers 8-0 in the Championship in July and the ravages … Continue reading

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Defensive lapse proves costly for Latics – Oxford United 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Wigan Athletic matched promotion-chasing Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium for most of this fixture but a late defensive lapse denied them the point which would have taken them out of the relegation zone. 22-year-old striker Callum Lang had given … Continue reading

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Latics edge basement battle – Northampton Town 0 Wigan Athletic 1

Wigan Athletic battled to their first win in seven matches with a narrow 1-0 victory at fellow strugglers Northampton Town. In a dour encounter on a poor pitch neither team created many clear-cut chances, but it was the visitors who … Continue reading

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Latics’ erratic display pushes them further into trouble – Wigan Athletic 2 AFC Wimbledon 3

In a game of two halves Wigan Athletic were edged out by fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon at the DW Stadium. The visitors dominated the first half and went ahead on 22 minutes when Nesta Guinness-Walker got to the byeline and … Continue reading

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Review: Out of the Darkness: From Top to Rock Bottom: My Story in Football by Matt Piper

Matt Piper’s autobiography is a tale of the rise, fall and redemption of a professional footballer. Piper was a rising star at Leicester City and Sunderland but his career was prematurely cut short by a succession of injuries and he … Continue reading

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Latics in dire straits – Swindon Town 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Wigan Athletic tamely surrendered to Swindon Town in the League One basement battle at the County Ground. The hosts went in front on 17 minutes when Jamie Jones spilled Tyler Smith’s header and Brett Pitman followed up to head home … Continue reading

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