UK time is: 10:32:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Figueroa Dedicates Goal To New Born Son


Wigan Athletic and Honduras left back Maynor Figueroa had a smile as broad as the River Douglas following his late, late strike that won the game and gave the Latics the three points against relegation rivals Birmingham City.

With the scores at 1-1 and the game into the 92nd minute, Figueroa picked the ball up just outside the Birmingham box, controlling with his left foot and letting fly with his right the joy was there for all to see as the ball hit the back of the net.

Speaking after the game Figueroa said: 'I am very proud to have scored and especially pleased that it won the game for us.'

'The ball came to me on the edge of the area and I just hit it, I was happy to see it go in and it was a great feeling, but more importantly I'm delighted that the goal won the game for the team.'


Figueroa recently became a father for the second time, his wife is back home in Honduras where she gave birth to their son and he was proud to dedicate the goal to his family`s new addition, Figgy continued: 'I want to dedicate the goal to my sons, my father and my brothers.

'The goal and the win made the day even more memorable for me personally as a father.

'It was a great day for us and also I hope a very happy one for our fans too.

'Now we must push on and get ourselves out of the relegation zone, using this confidence to continue winning games.'


Hugo celebrates with Figgy the goal and the new baby

Photo courtesy of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic




Join The Vital Debate



Bookmark and Share












Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 20 2011

Time: 6:38PM

Your Comments

Nice one Figgy
worbo
The goal was actually pretty good, considering he is a left footed player. hope this gives you the momentum to move out of the relegation zone. Btw, how is Di Santo doing this season?
Chels_India
Di Santo hasn't scored yet but there is timehe needs to lift his confidence a bit. Figgy's goal was another superb strike.
wigginer
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Early Team News - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

What The Bosses Say - Derby v Latics (Friday October 24 2014)

12th Man - Is It Time For A Change? (Friday October 24 2014)

Any Previous? - Derby v Latics (Thursday October 23 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up (Thursday October 23 2014)

The Bag Had It - Latics 0 Millwall 0 (Wednesday October 22 2014)

What The Bosses Said - Latics 0 Millwall 0 (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 179
2. loudmouthblue 118
3. Thorpyness 98
4. russialatic 96
5. hindleymonwafc 92
6. Pauvre Jean 82
7. riddy 64
8. Lazysid 61
9. Whittleblue 59
10. SwindonLatic 57

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
20. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
21. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12
22. Birmingham 13 2 5 6 -8 11
23. Bolton 13 2 2 9 -13 8

Breaking League News

Bolton vs Brentford Match Preview
Brentford : 25/10/2014 10:03:00
Royals take on second trialist
Reading : 25/10/2014 10:00:00
Rovers Preview: Nottingham Forest (a)
Blackburn : 25/10/2014 09:36:00
Pearce - We are not far away from that first win
Leeds Utd : 25/10/2014 09:24:00
Parker Backs Symons
Fulham : 25/10/2014 09:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Millwall
Suggested By:  Roy Cropper
Scott Carson 4%
James Tavernier 52%
Ivan Ramis 2%
Leon Barnett 0%
Maynor Figueroa 9%
William Kvist 2%
Adam Forshaw 6%
Shaun Maloney 6%
James McClean 2%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 15%
Oriol Riera 2%