UK time is: 14:54:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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



Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate









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:Monday August 29 2011

Time: 7:23PM

Your Comments

Good to se Callum scoring again
worbo
Good to se Callum scoring again
worbo
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
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
They were all first team regulars last year.
avantsweater
They were all first team regulars last year.
avantsweater
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
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
Hmm... hope Callum gets a few more chances in the first team this season I must admit
MagicMartinez
Hmm... hope Callum gets a few more chances in the first team this season I must admit
MagicMartinez
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

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 161
2. loudmouthblue 108
3. russialatic 91
4. Thorpyness 89
5. hindleymonwafc 84
6. Pauvre Jean 71
7. riddy 54
8. SwindonLatic 52
9. legolad 51
10. Lazysid 50

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
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
20. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12
21. Birmingham 13 2 5 6 -8 11
22. Fulham 13 3 2 8 -9 11

Breaking League News

Back To Back Wins Delight Slade
Cardiff : 22/10/2014 14:49:00
Pitman: I wanted the match ball
Bournemouth : 22/10/2014 14:38:00
Holloway Pleased With Clean Sheet
Millwall : 22/10/2014 14:24:00
Hyypia - We Must Keep Fighting
Brighton : 22/10/2014 13:52:00
Fulham : 22/10/2014 13:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Millwall
Suggested By:  Roy Cropper
Scott Carson 2%
James Tavernier 50%
Ivan Ramis 0%
Leon Barnett 0%
Maynor Figueroa 16%
William Kvist 0%
Adam Forshaw 16%
Shaun Maloney 0%
James McClean 0%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 0%
Oriol Riera 16%