Wigan back to winning ways in league

Wigan Athletic beat Rochdale 1-0 at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon to resume their promotion push after two consecutive league defeats. Both teams went into the game on the back of FA Cup 5th Round shocks as the Latics famously beat Manchester City 1-0 on Monday night, while Dale drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur…

FA Cup 5th Round: Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester City

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic defied the odds after beating Manchester City 1-0 in the FA Cup…again. Will Grigg’s goal gave the Latics a famous victory over the Premier League leaders at the DW Stadium on Monday night and City’s hopes of a quadruple winning season are now over. FULL TIME!! Latics have conquered…

Diving is increasing – Will the FA make a change?

Over the last 5 years, diving in football is becoming a problem. Every week there’s always one player in the headlines being accused of diving and cheating. Why is it happening? When a player decides to dive they’re trying not to get hurt or trying to cheat. Majority of people think diving is wrong, however,…

Local boxer Winnard Eyeing National Championship Success

Local amateur boxer Harry Winnard is eyeing success in the National Championships ahead of Sunday’s pre-quarter final in Birmingham. Winnard qualified for the National Championships last Sunday, after defeating Sean Manus in the North West regional final, by unanimous points. Following his win, the Ashton-ace has been crowned the North West champion for the fourth…

Football Transfer News 05/01/18

Football Transfer News 05/01/18 By Joe Simpson   Feeney extends Cardiff City deal.   Liam Feeney has extended his loan spell at Cardiff City until the end of the season. Feeney, 30, spent the first half of the season at the Championship high-flyers and has impressed enough to see his deal extended. Bournemouth Recall Lewis…

Wigan Athletic January Transfer Thread 2018

Wigan Athletic have secured the services of Devante Cole from Fleetwood on a two-and-a-half year deal. 31st January 2018 9:50pm DEADLINE DAY The Latics have announced the signing of 22-year-old striker Cole in the twilight stages of Deadline Day for an undisclosed fee. The former Manchester City youth player has already netted 12 goals this…

Wigan Athletic 0-0 Blackburn Rovers

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers drew 0-0 in a highly competitive match at the DW stadium on Saturday afternoon. Despite the wet and windy conditions, both sides contributed to an entertaining game of football, although there were no goals. The big turning point in the match was when Elliot Bennett picked…

Match report: Wigan Athletic 1-0 Northampton Town

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic made it three wins in a row after a 1-0 victory over Northampton Town at the DW stadium on Tuesday night. It took a moment of magic from Latics winger Michael Jacobs to give his side all three points in what was a game to forget in terms of…

Match report: Wigan Athletic 3-0 Bristol Rovers

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic beat Bristol Rovers in a comfortably 3-0 victory at the DW stadium on Saturday. Goals from Nick Powell, Will Grigg and Gavin Massey gave Paul Cook’s men a second consecutive 3-0 win. The game came to light in the 30th minute as Nick Powell scored a powerful free kick…

Luton Town: The Defence Needs To Improve

In the 16/17 Season, Luton Town had the second best defensive record in League 2. Luton only lost 9 games last season, meaning they were a hard team to beat. However, the fans of Luton Town were still not happy with the amount of soft goals which they were conceding. Last season Olly Lee was…

Carabao Cup: Wigan Athletic 2-1 Blackpool FC

By Alastair Hancock   Match report as Wigan Athletic progress to the second round of the Carabao Cup with a 2-1 victory over Blackpool at the DW stadium on Tuesday night. Goals from Josh Laurent and Jordan Flores in the first half was enough for the hosts with Peter Hartley’s header only proving to be…

Match Report: Stevenage 3-3 Newport County

Result: Stevenage 3-3 Newport County Scorers (Stevenage): Tom Pett (11′) Dale Gorman (61′ pen) Danny Newton (72′) Scorers (Newport County): Frank Nouble (55′) Mickey Demetriou (77) Shawn McCoulsky (90+4) Attendance: 2650 (463 away) Stevenage and Newport County kicked off the EFL League Two season with a SIX goal thriller at The Lamex Stadium.  Stevenage were…