Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Res v Everton Res

Wigan Athletic
1 - 5
Everton

Robin PArk Arena

28/11/07

Attendance:

Referee:

Latics cast aspersions on the word reserves tonight by fielding virtually the youth team against a vastly more experienced Everton side containing the likes of John Ruddy, Andy Van Der Meyde and James Vaughan.

Latics only player over the age of 19 was Rachid Bouazoun on the left wing who is 23.

Everton started brightly a cross in the first minute found Vaughan whose spectacular overhead kit was brilliantly turned over the bar by the 16 year old youth keeper Postlethwaite.

Latics tried to play the ball on the floor with Kupisz looking lively on the wing.

However every time the ball was fed into the front two it was comfortably dealt with by the bigger and stronger Everton defence.

Everton always looked the most likely to score and a mistake by the centre halves let Vaughan through one on one with the keeper who brilliantly saved with his legs.

The respite was however short lived a break from Everton`s own half wasn`t closed down and Vaughan finished off.

The lead was doubled five minutes later when Andy Van der Meyde broke down the right cut inside the full back and fired past the advancing keeper.

Latics heads didn`t drop and they tried to keep playing football but couldnt trouble the keeper at all until the 40th minute when a corner found Ashworth in the 6 yard box and his powerful header beat Ruddy to reduce the deficit.

Latics came out for the second half hoping to claw back the deficit but this hope was dispelled within a minute when Everton scored again.

The second half was then controlled by Everton and it was no surprise when they added two further goals, Latics never stopped trying but didn`t look like scoring against an older and more experienced Everton side.

Maybe the news that this was to be David Lowe and Gary Walsh` last games before they move to Derby had filtered through to the team but nobody could fault their effort.

It was a puzzle why first team fringe players were not selected such as Hall, Agahowa and Cotterill as they must surely be short of match practice.

Ratings

Pros

Montrose…5/10 was outplayed and outthought. A big lad who needs to establish a bigger presence on the field.

Cwyka… 5/10 not improved in the two years he has been here

Kupisz….6/10 looked sharp, a few good runs before he went off injured.

Bouazoun 4/10 anonymous

Special Mention

Postlethwaite… 6/10 but for the 16 year olds heroics it could easily have been double figures


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:baskerville
Date:Wednesday November 28 2007
Time: 10:24PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Strength in depth!!!
worbo
28/11/2007 22:26:00
0
VDm is the only experienced player mate really now, vaughan is 19 and always injured, and ruddy has played 81 minutes of premiership football! and VDM has not played for the first team in 14 months!
EvertonMike
28/11/2007 22:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Barnsley
Suggested By: Gary Caldwell
Lee Nicholls16%
Donervon Daniels2%
Craig Morgan1%
Jason Pearce1%
Stephen Warnock1%
David Perkins4%
Max Power1%
Chris McCann1%
Yanic Wildschut48%
Michael Jacobs1%
Will Grigg20%
Reece Wabara2%
Ryan Colclough2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Moonay294
2.Whittleblue290
3.BrickLatic226
4.Thorpyness163
5.Noel Wards Leg105
6.Ihaventaclue98
7.hindleymonwafc90
8.TRUE BELIEVER80
9.Barry W70
10.Jonny_SuffolkLatic70