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Wigan Athletic 1-1 PFC Minyor

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is still searching for his first win in charge of the Latics but he came mightly close in this game against Bulgarian 1st Division side PFC Minyor.

Once again Martinez chose to make vast changes for each half putting the emphasis on fitness and looking at the players rather than getting a result, Latics started out the game with Mike Pollitt in goal and Hugo Rodallega operating as a lone striker up front

The first half team was:

Pollitt; Boyce, Bramble, Figueroa, Edman; de Ridder, Cattermole, Thomas, Bouaouzan; Gomez; Rodallega.

Latics took the lead with a well worked free-kick, Jordi Gomez crossing the ball for Rodallega to plant a header in to the net from close in.

Despite dominating the rest of the half the Latics couldn`t add to the lead and went into the break just a goal up.

Second half team:

Pollitt; Melchiot, Bramble, Scharner, Figueroa; Gomez, Watson, Cho, de Ridder; Cywka; Kupisz

Following wholesale changes the game started slowly but once again the Latics were on top and should have increased their lead on more than one occasion, Gomez was outstanding, but they paid the price for missed chances when Minyor equalised late on to deny Martinez his first win

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 24 2009

Time: 7:52PM

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24/07/2009 19:58:00

come on if we can just get that first win we can maybe get some rythem going through the team lets just hope that first win will come in four days time against preston
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24/07/2009 22:05:00

PFC Minyor ... That's Pompey's youth team ya know ;)
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24/07/2009 23:50:00

Never noticed that Chix, good spot
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25/07/2009 00:12:00

not too concerning yet, but not exactly what we'd all hope either.
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25/07/2009 03:03:00

It's not like flicking a light switch. We are assesing the entire squad and developing an entirely different style of play, it's not going to happen overnight. That's what these games are for, it's a sketch pad. Wait until the painting is finished before making the assesment.
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