UK time is: 11:08:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Bolton Wanderers 4 - Wigan Athletic 0

Reebok Stadium, Horwich

13/03/2010 3pm

Attendance: 20,053

Second best Wigan deepen relegation fears

Latics proved the old adage, 'that one swallow doesn't make a summer' with a spiritless abject performance following on from Monday's good win over Liverpool.

Martinez sprung a surprise, changing a winning side by dropping Martins to the bench pushing Rodallega into the striking role and handing exciting talent Victor Moses, his first start on the left wing.

Latics started brightly and with Bolton sporting a patched up defence, N'Zogbia in particular looked dangerous whenever he touched the ball.

The first key turning point of the game came in the tenth minute, when Rodallega went down under a challenge from Knight in the penalty area. Referee Mike Dean who was perfectly placed waved play on to incredulous looks from the aggrevied Latics striker.

Less than five minutes later, Bolton were ahead. A bullocking challenge from Latics bete noire Davies had a hint of foul about it but the ball fell to Elmander who out muscled Caldwell and fired the ball between the advancing Kirkland's legs.

Much has been speculated about the character of the Latics team when they conceed a goal and yesterday was no exzception. For the rest of the first half several players seemed to be playing on auto pilot, passes went astray and only Boyce, Bramble and N'Zogbia seemed to be performinG anywhere near the level expected.

Victor Moses cut an isolated figure on the left wing as too often he received the ball with no option but to try and take players on, as Figueroa espicailly failed to provide any support , hence Moses often lost the ball.

Bolton were almost two nil up, when Davies fired in from a corner, Kirkland made a point blank save and Boyce and Moses managed to scramble the ball around the post for a corner.

Latics best chance unsurprisingly came from N'Zogbia but his goal bound shot was saved one handed, by the ever dependable Jaskaaleinan in the Bolton goal.

Latics fans were left specualting at half time whether the team could come from behind for only the second time this season to secure a win. However this specualtion lasted only two minutes of the second half, when a clumsy challenge from Caldwell in the area handed Bolton a penalty and Davies made no mistake, sending Kirkland the wrong way to effectively kill the game.

Martinez immeadately began warming the substitutes up and as he was about to bring on Gomez and Scotland, Bolton rubbed further salt into the wounds when Muamba turned the hapless Caldwell inside and out and fired past Kirkland.

Latics continued to past the ball around but there was no penetration of a resolute Bolton defence, who showed Wigan how to battle for a victory, with a totally committed performance, breaking quickly from defence through Wigan's weak midfield.

Botlon turned a victory into a rout, when once again Caldwell was at fault as Taylor fired past the hapless Kirkland.

This sparked a mass exodus of long suffering Wigan fans and full time was greeted once again with boos from some of the Wigan fans, who once again felt short changed by a performance which leaves Wigan squarely within a relegation battle.


Star Player

No one deserves the accolade




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

The Journalist

Writer: Baskerville Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 14 2010

Time: 9:16AM

Your Comments

We were the better side for 60 mins without really threatening, heads went after Muambas goal but the game was over by then at 3-0
worbo
heads went after the first goal which is supported by Bob's comments last night. We made a poor Bolton team look good
baskerville
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 113
2. Oscarbon 104
3. Marksparko 88
4. Pauvre Jean 68
5. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 61
6. legolad 59
7. Thorpyness 56
8. Noel Wards Leg 54
9. Lazysid 52
10. scotdave 46

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 0 - 1 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 0 Leeds Utd
Wigan 2 - 2 Leicester City
Bolton 1 - 1 Wigan
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 2 - 1 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Burnley 42 23 14 5 31 83
3. Derby County 42 22 9 11 27 75
4. Q.P.R. 42 21 10 11 15 73
5. Wigan 41 19 10 12 14 67
6. Reading 42 17 13 12 13 64
7. Brighton 42 17 13 12 12 64
8. Ipswich 42 17 13 12 8 64

Breaking League News

Team news: Wigan vs Reading
Reading : 17/04/2014 10:00:00
Rovers expecting DJ help
Blackburn : 17/04/2014 09:36:00
Howe: Young players will get their opportunity
Bournemouth : 17/04/2014 08:15:00
Pugh: It ticks all the boxes
Bournemouth : 17/04/2014 08:01:00
Kermorgant: Grabban can target 25 goals
Bournemouth : 17/04/2014 07:50:00
Meet The Ref: Sheffield Wednesday at home
Bournemouth : 17/04/2014 07:40:00
LUFC On This Day - April 17th
Leeds Utd : 17/04/2014 07:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will we make the playoffs?
Suggested By:  Greg Dyke
Yes 88%
No 6%