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MATCH PREVIEW: DONCASTER ROVERS V WIGAN ATHLETIC

3 May 2018

The key facts and figures ahead of Latics' final day trip to Doncaster Rovers.

  • Match Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Wigan Athletic.
  • All of the key information ahead of Latics' sold out trip to the Keepmoat Stadium.
  • Latics travel to Doncaster with the Sky Bet League One title in their sights.

DONCASTER ROVERS v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 5 MAY 2018
KEEPMOAT STADIUM
KICK-OFF 5.30PM

PREVIEW

Latics' final Sky Bet League One fixture of the 2017/18 campaign is upon us, as Paul Cook takes his side to Doncaster Rovers knowing that a draw or victory will seal the title at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Having sealed promotion at Fleetwood Town at the end of last month, Latics head to Doncaster with more than 4,000 supporters in tow, hoping to clinch the club's third third tier title since joining the EFL in 1978.

Latics have recorded back-to-back draws against Bristol Rovers and AFC Wimbledon are winless since their 2-1 away victory over MK Dons and have failed to hit the target with a single goal in their last four outings.

FORM GUIDE

Form Guide Doncaster Rovers v Wigan Athletic

LAST FIVE IN SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

Latics - DWWDD, 9 points, 7 scored, 2 conceded
Doncaster Rovers - DLLDD, 3 points, 3 scored, 5 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Latics away: Won 15, Drawn 3, Lost 4, 51 scored, 18 conceded
Doncaster Rovers home: Won 7, Drawn 9, Lost 6, 30 scored, 24 conceded

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics: Will Grigg 18, Nick Powell 15, Michael Jacobs 12
Doncaster Rovers: John Marquis 14, Ben Whiteman 6, Tommy Rowe, Alfie May & Andy Butler 4

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 11 wins, Doncaster Rovers 9 wins, 9 draws
At Doncaster Rovers: Latics 3 wins, Doncaster Rovers 7 wins, 4 draws

IN REVERSE

Our November meeting with Doncaster Rovers provided one of the most memorable moments ever seen at the DW Stadium, not because of the comfortable 3-0 score line, but because, after scoring twice during the game, Ryan Colclough was substituted to immediately witness the birth of his second child!



CLASSIC MATCH

Latics clawed their way back from 3-1 down the last time they won away at Doncaster Rovers in 1988, with a very familiar face grabbing the last minute winner to secure a 4-3 victory. Take it away... Paul Cook!

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1 WIGAN ATHLETIC

5 May 2018

Latics crowned Sky Bet League One Champions after 1-0 win at Doncaster Rovers takes Paul Cook's side on to 98 points at the top of the table.

  • Match Report: Doncaster Rovers 0 - 1 Wigan Athletic
  • Will Grigg scores the only goal of the game to take Latics to the title
  • 98 points, record away wins in a season, most clean sheets in a season, record goals scored in all competitions since 1978 - Latics' 2017-18 team head back to the Sky Bet Championship.

DONCASTER ROVERS 0

WIGAN ATHLETIC 1
Grigg 75'

Attendance: 12,057 (4,103 away)

Paul Cook's record-breaking Latics crowned a stunning 2017-18 season by securing the Sky Bet League One title on Saturday afternoon.

Will Grigg's goal was decisive as Latics moved to 98 points in an extraordinary camapign in which they have won more away games than ever before, kept more clean sheets and scored more goals.right behind 

Cook's side deserve all of the praise coming their way and Saturday's celebrations with 4,103 travelling supporters were special and iconic in our history.

For the game itself, Latics made two changes with Gavin Massey and Nick Powell returning to the starting XI in place of Gary Roberts and Ryan Colclough, who were on the bench.

Both sides tested the water in the opening stages, with neither able to gain full control of possession on a difficult pitch, but Massey and Michael Jacobs sparked life into the first half with a clever exchange on the left, the pair linking up after Massey moved over to join Jacobs midway through the half.

Nathan Byrne provided the first flash point of the game on the half an hour mark when he chopped inside from the right and darted between Doncaster defenders into the area, but as they squeezed together, Byrne tumbled outside the six yard box... goal kick given.

Jacobs and Massey began to combine over and over again as the half played out, with the latter rolling an effort low at former Latics Development Squad goalkeeper Marko Marosi.

Samy Morsy got in on the act with the half closing out, dragging a high, headed clearance out of the air on his thigh, before firing low at Marosi with a left footed volley.

Latics' final chance of the first 45 came through Will Grigg, perfectly placed as usual to bring Byrne's outside of the right foot pass under his control, but the finish couldn't beat Marosi who stood firm to gather.

Cook's men started the second half in the same manner that they finished the first, with Powell looking confident on the ball, Massey and Jacobs dangerous out wide and Grigg lurking in the middle.

It was Grigg who came close on two occasions early on, first turning Massey's flick from the back post on target from close range, before a wonderful piece of skill to flick Jacobs' in-swinging cross towards the bottom corner with the back of his head... Marosi irritatingly quick to get low and claw at the effort.

And in typical Grigg fashion, it was the striker who had the game's critical say. Powell's pass in behind was sheer precision, the Northern Ireland international striker's run perfect and the finish as you'd expect from a striker now on 100 EFL goals.

The final minutes were celebration preparations, Latics knew even a point would secure them the title.

The whistle from referee David Webb was met with jubilation and the post-match celebrations will live long in the memory. What a season!

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TICKET UPDATE: LATICS' FINAL DAY TRIP TO DONCASTER ROVERS NOW SOLD OUT

30 April 2018

4000+ heading to Doncaster Rovers as Latics aim to secure the Sky Bet League One title.

  • Ticket News: Doncaster Rovers v Wigan Athletic
  • All tickets now sold out for Latics' final game of the season.
  • Can't make it to Doncaster? Listen live on iFollow Latics.

DONCASTER ROVERS v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SATURDAY 5 MAY 2018
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
KEEPMOAT STADIUM
KICK-OFF 5:30PM

A sold out following of more than 4,000 Latics supporters will descend on Doncaster Rovers' Keepmoat Stadium for the final fixture of the season as Paul Cook's side aim to seal the Sky Bet League One title on Saturday.

Speaking about Latics' final day following, Cook said:

"To get that title we're going to Doncaster to win. It's in our hands and we have always liked having it that way this season. I have always said the first aim this season would be getting in the play-offs and we achieved that. Then it would be getting promoted and we have now achieved that too, so if we can win the league and hit target number three, that would be the icing on the cake of what has been a sensationl season.

"I want to place on record my thank you on behalf of the staff and players for your support this season. 

"Having more than 4,000 supporters at Doncaster on the final day is a fitting way to end the season and our supporters deserve to finish the season with a smile."

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