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Villa Reserves 1-1 Latics Reserves

Villa Reserves 1-1 Latics Reserves




A young Wigan Athletic Reserves side drew 1-1 this afternoon against an Aston Villa Reserve side that contained three first team players.

Callum McManaman gave Graham Barrows charges the lead just before half-time following a great through ball by Nouah Dicko, Villa equalised in added on time at the end of the game.

Thanks to Latics media manager Ed Jones for the following match report:

ASTON VILLA 1 - 1 LATICS

Latics` brave rear-guard action came within a whisker of pulling off a marvellous victory against a strong Aston Villa team featuring Marc Albrighton, who scrambled home an equalizer deep in injury-time at Hinkley.

Man of the match Lee Nicholls - back between the posts after returning from the England Under 20s World Cup camp in Colombia - was in inspired form, pulling off a string of outstanding saves, but he was powerless to prevent Gary Gardner`s stoppage time header.

Villa`s side also included first team regulars Ciaran Clark and Eric Lichaj but it was Callum MacManaman who once again stood out. Just before the break he was put through by Nouha Dicko`s pin point through ball and finished calmly.

He had a chance to double his and Latics` tally in the second half, but chose to go alone when a better option might have been to slot the ball to the unmarked Adam Dawson. Easy to say in hindsight.

Latics fought really well to match Villa, although Nicholls was in superb form. He kept out Graham Burke's powerful first-time drive and then brilliantly palmed away a Samir Carruthers header. He then saved one-handed from Albrighton.

Graham Barrow said: "They showed tremendous tenacity but one slight lapse at the very end let Villa back in. Hopefully, that can be a decent lesson. But we can`t fault their attitude and commitment."

VILLA: Siegrist, Lichaj, Williams, Clark, Lowry, Albrighton, Gardner, Johnson, Cameron, Carruthers (Addy, 86), Burke (Taylor, 83).
Subs not used: Barrett, Caira, Nelson-Bryan.

LATICS: Nicholls, Girvan, Mustoe, Robinson, Langley, Chow, Dicko (Rugg, 56), Breeze (Boothman, 62), McManaman, Dawson (Watson, 86), Redmond.
Subs not used: Cotterill, Astles



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Monday August 29 2011
Time: 7:23PM

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Good to se Callum scoring again
worbo
29/08/2011 19:27:00
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Good to se Callum scoring again
worbo
29/08/2011 19:27:00
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Would hate to burst your bubble but Clark, Lichaj are not first team Regulars and Albrighton can't even start a match these days.
Villa 4 Ever
29/08/2011 19:43:00
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Would hate to burst your bubble but Clark, Lichaj are not first team Regulars and Albrighton can't even start a match these days.
Villa 4 Ever
29/08/2011 19:43:00
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They were all first team regulars last year.
avantsweater
29/08/2011 21:57:00
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They were all first team regulars last year.
avantsweater
29/08/2011 21:57:00
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Not really avantsweater, Lichaj and Clark filled in when we had injury problems and Albrighton had the occasional run in the team. You can call them 'hot prospects' not first teamers.
P.Avfc
30/08/2011 19:46:00
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Not really avantsweater, Lichaj and Clark filled in when we had injury problems and Albrighton had the occasional run in the team. You can call them 'hot prospects' not first teamers.
P.Avfc
30/08/2011 19:46:00
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Hmm... hope Callum gets a few more chances in the first team this season I must admit
MagicMartinez
31/08/2011 14:20:00
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Hmm... hope Callum gets a few more chances in the first team this season I must admit
MagicMartinez
31/08/2011 14:20:00
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