Vital Football

Latest Wigan Athletic News

Conor Sammon - Over The Moon

Conor Sammon - Over The Moon




Wigan Athletic striker Conor Sammon was made up to get off the mark and score his first goal for the club on Sunday, what a goal it was and what an important goal to boot.

Coming on at half-time with the Latics 2-0 down to West Ham and seemingly heading for relegation, the Republic of Ireland under 21 international put in a great shift full of running, following Charles N`Zogbia`s stunning free kick, Sammon scored the equalising goal to lift the crowd and his team mates belief that the game could be turned round in Wigans favour.

The former Kilmarnock man was doubly pleased as it was the first time that his parents had seen him play for the Latics, speaking to Latics official website Sammon said: 'It was very pleasing to get that first goal, I'm over the moon.

'Every striker misses opportunities from time to time or comes close on some occasions. But you have to remaining focused on making the right runs and finding space in dangerous areas.

'For the goal Ben (Watson) has picked me out with a fantastic pass to put me through on goal, I wanted to get onto my right-foot and slotted it into the far corner.

'It brought us level, got the crowd right behind us and we kicked on from there.~

'It was also a fantastic piece of refereeing from Mike Dean to allow the play to continue after Hugo Rodallega was fouled in the build-up.

'It was also the first game my Mum and Dad have come over the watch together. What a game for them to see and I couldn't wait to see them after the game to celebrate.'


Sammon also explained that it was almost an unbelievable feat that the Latics pulled off but says that a lot of Sundays success is down to the boss, Roberto Martinez and his positive management style

Sammon continued: 'It was an incredible feeling at the final whistle, to be 2-0 down at half-time having not played as well as we know we could meant we had a lot to do.

'The Gaffer decided to put Victor (Moses) and myself on the pitch in order to make an impression on the game, knowing that an early goal in the second-half could really set us on our way - which it did.

'He's such a positive Manager, always wanting us to play the right way and we showed that right until the very end.

'Ben Watson had a chance late on but hit the post, and when that happens you get the feeling it's not going to be your day.

'But credit to Charles (N'Zogbia), he ran his socks off all afternoon, particularly in the second-half, and found from somewhere the quality to keep going and produce a goal like he did with seconds left - incredible.

'There were a few lads who wanted to take the free-kick but thankfully it was Charles who ended up with the responsibility and he didn't disappoint - a fantastic effort to send us on our way.

'You can't write scripts for what happened after that, his winning goal was just incredible. We've shown such character to keep on going and as much as we enjoyed the victory we'll start our preparations for Stoke City now.'



Leaping Sammon

By permission 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





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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday May 17 2011
Time: 7:00AM

Comments

0
The big man made a massive impact when he came on
worbo
16/05/2011 23:25:00
0
I hope Roberto gives him a start against Stoke no matter who else lines up on the day.
WN1
16/05/2011 23:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Rotherham United Away on general sale

Rotherham United Away on general sale

Five things learnt from Bradford City defeat

Five things learnt from Bradford City defeat

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Bradford City

All the stats from Wigan Athletic (1) vs (2) Bradford City, DW Stadium, 18/11/2017 Att: 10,649

Wigan 1-2 Bradford Match Report

Latics dropped to a deserved 1-2 defeat at the hands of Bradford, our first loss at home in the league since March. It was an off-day, defence looked shaky from the off and once Nick Powell went off injured, we never really threatened to score. We are back at the DW on Tuesday against Doncaster Rovers, an opportunity to get back on track.

Paul Cook named an unchanged side from our last league game, with Michael Jacobs returning to the starting line-up.

The visitors took control of

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Dan Rodenby
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond
no email
Profile
Kieran Makin
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Latics win League One this season?
Suggested By: Paul Cook
Yes58%
No25%
Too early to say17%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.loudmouthblue280
2.Get a Grip!212
3.truelatic4eva195
4.Moonay176
5.Lord of the pies135
6.Martinez198694
7.jeffs right70
8.Lazysid62
9.C_Latic48
10.hindleymonwafc47
The Vital Football Members League