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MATCH PREVIEW: PETERBOROUGH UNITED V WIGAN ATHLETIC

21 September 2017

Latics look for fourth consecutive victory when they travel to the ABAX Stadium

  • Match Preview: Peterborough United v Wigan Athletic.
  • Latics take on The Posh at The ABAX Stadium
  • Adult tickets £26 in advance.

PETERBOROUGH UNITED v WIGAN ATHLETIC
ABAX STADIUM
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2017
KICK OFF 3.00pm

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP
Second meets third as Paul Cook’s Latics do battle with Grant McCann’s Peterborough United on Saturday. Both sides have lost just once in the league this season and Latics can regain top spot in Sky Bet League One should they win and Shrewsbury are beaten at home by Blackburn Rovers. Posh will climb back over Latics if they get the three points.

Since taking over from Graham Westley in April 2016, McCann has built really good momentum at the club. An 11th place finish last season created a stable platform from which the side have so far built this season.

Star player Marcus Maddison ended speculation as to his future by penning a new long-term deal at The ABAX on transfer-deadline day and is a threat, along with six goal Jack Marriott, signed from Luton Town in the summer and currently joint leader of the Sky Bet League One scoring charts.

Cook will leave it late to see if Nick Powell can return after missing Tuesday’s victory over Northampton, his inclusion would be the only likely change for Latics, barring injuries.

Grant McCann
Grant McCann – momentum

FORM GUIDE    
Latics: DLWWW
Peterborough:  WDLWD

Latics have responded from defeat at leaders Shrewsbury Town in the perfect way, with three consecutive victories, scoring seven goals without reply. They were impressive against Charlton on their last away day and will go to the ABAX in confident mood.

Posh have also responded to a surprise defeat at home to Bradford City by beating MK Dons last Saturday at the ABAX, while Gwion Edwards’ second half equaliser at Walsall rescued a point on Tuesday to keep Posh in 3rd spot in the table, two points behind Latics.

OUR RECORD AT THE ABAX STADIUM
Latics won a dramatic game the last time the sides played at the stadium, in October 2015, Yanic Wildschut opening the scoring with a thunderous goal, before Will Grigg doubled the lead. Posh levelled through Erhun Oztumer and Souleymane Coulibaly in the 61st and 81st minutes but Max Power immediately put Latics back in the lead to seal a memorable win.

The ABAX/London Road has been a pretty good hunting ground for Latics over the years, with only one defeat in the eight games played there between the sides, 2-0 in February 2001. There have been three draws and, including the above game, four victories for Latics, dating back to December 1979, when goals from Tony Quinn and Tommy Gore earned a 2-1 win.
Max Power v Peterborough 2015
The last time – Max Power celebrates after scoring the winner.

MAJOR CONNECTIONS
Of the current squads, Craig Morgan and Callum Elder are former Peterborough players.

Looking back in time the main players to have played at both are Ian Benjamin, Jimmy Bullard, Shaq Coulthirst, Pat Gavin, Tony Kelly, Craig Ramage and RyanTunnicliffe.

Academy manager Gregor Rioch was a Posh player, while Danny Sonner and Jon Taylor were apprentices at Latics without ever playing first team matches.

Craig Morgan - Peterbough
Craig Morgan, played for both

AWAY FAN INFO

Peterborough United’s official away fans guide

FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS TRAVELLING TO PETERBOROUGH UNITED, PLEASE BE REMINDED IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO USE PYROTECHNIC DEVICES. CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND BANNING ORDERS COULD RESULT IF ANYONE BREAKS THE LAW IN THIS WAY. PLEASE RESPECT THE LAW AND THE GOOD NAME OF WIGAN ATHLETIC.

 

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REPORT: PETERBOROUGH UNITED 3 – 2 WIGAN ATHLETIC

23 September 2017

Latics undone by late Jack Marriott goal in pulsating match at The Abax

  • Wigan Athletic lose to Peterborough United in Sky Bet League One
  • Michael Jacobs and Ryan Colclough with the Latics goals
  • Junior Morias with two and Jack Marriott score for Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH UNITED 3
Morias 46, 82
Marriott 89

LATICS 2
Jacobs 32
Colclough 86

A dramatic game ended in defeat at The Abax Stadium as Latics were undone by a late Jack Marriott goal.

After Michael Jacobs gave Paul Cook’s men a first half lead, Junior Morias’ second half double had turned the game on its head only for substitute Ryan Colclough to equalise late on before Marriott’s late winner.

Both sides had chances to score more, both keepers made saves, there were penalty appeals at both ends but the game ended in a second defeat of the season for Paul Cook’s men.

There were three changes going into the game, Nick Powell was back in place of Gary Roberts, David Perkins replaced the suspended Samy Morsy to make his first league appearance of the season and Will Grigg made way for Ivan Toney.

Latics went in a goal to the good at the break but it really should have been more. That said, Jamie Jones came to the rescue as he did against Northampton and pulled off a brilliant late save from Marcus Maddison.

Latics had two early chances in quick succession, both created by Powell. A great floating cross to the far post from the left side after six minutes found Toney but his header was straight at Jonathan Bond. A minute later, Powell sent Jacobs clear inside the box, he struck the ball with the outside of his boot ten yards out but Bond got down well to save.

Gavin Massey then blasted over the bar from the edge of the box after 15 minutes following a sweeping Latics move that ended with Reece James’ low cross from the left.

Powell managed to connect with Lee Evans’ corner after 24 minutes inside the box, but it wasn’t a clean header and the ball hit the ground before bouncing just over.

Then came the goal, after 32 minutes. Toney cut in from the right, the ball fell to Jacobs, who shot from inside the box, the shot taking a deflection and wrong-footing Bond to nestle into the corner of the net.

Bond then made two incredible saves in quick succession in the 37th minute, firstly blocking Toney’s effort before saving Massey’s shot on the line after an almighty scramble in front of him.

The hosts had just two significant efforts in the first half, Junior Morias headed just over when he met Maddison’s cross from the left after 16 minutes, then just on the stroke of half-time, Jones brilliantly saved at the feet of Maddison who had broken clean through.

They drew level in their first attack after the break, however, Morias seizing a loose ball inside the box and blasting home. Jones had no chance. Jack Marriott the shot a yard wide across the face of goal as Latics were pegged back.

Jones then pulled off another fantastic save after Marriott raced clear of Burn and shot from an angle after 57 minutes.

Max Power and Colcough replaced Powell and Massey after 63 minutes to try and halt the home side’s momentum but Marriott immediately had the home crowd claiming for a penalty after going down in a tussle with Chey Dunkley in the box.

Then Jacobs had another great chance having ran the full length of the field on the break after 67 minutes, creating the space to shoot but Bond denied him again.

But back came Peterborough, Maddison seizing on a long ball in the 71st minute in the box and Jones once more brilliantly denied him.

Back came Latics. Evans then had a 30 yard free-kick in the 75th minute which beat Bond’s outstretched finger-tips but went just over before Colclough appealed for a penalty in the 78th minute after going down in the area under a challenge.

The Abax Stadium was on its feet when Morias blasted home a loose ball in the box to give the home side the lead in the 82nd minute but Latics were level a minute later when Colclough found space at the far post to bundle home Evans’s corner

Latics’ joy was short-lived, however, as three minutes later, Marriott found turned in the box and fired home past Jones.

Latics: Jones, Byrne, Dunkley, Burn, James, Perkins, Evans, Massey (Colclough 63), Jacobs, Powell (Power, 63), Toney (Grigg 85).
Subs not used: Sarkic, Elder, Bruce, Roberts

Peterborough United:  Bond, Sheppard, Taylor, Tafazolli, Hughes, Maddison (Anderson 90), Doughty (Grant 68), Edwards (Baldwin, 42), Forrester, Morias, Marriott.
Subs not used: O’Malley, Lloyd, Da Silva Lpoes, Kanu

 

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Ticket News

TICKET NEWS: PETERBOROUGH PAY ON THE DAY

21 September 2017

Tickets for the Sky Bet League One away match versus Peterborough United available on the day

  • Latics play Peterborough United on Saturday 23 September
  • Tickets available on the day to away fans
  • Adult tickets £26 in advance, £28 on the day

PETERBOROUGH UNITED v WIGAN ATHLETIC
THE ABAX STADIUM
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2017
KICK-OFF 3.00pm

Supporters will be able to purchase tickets from the ABAX Stadium ticket office with debit and credit cards, or pay cash on the turnstiles on the day of the match.

Away supporters will be situated in the Main North Stand.

FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS TRAVELLING TO PETERBOROUGH UNITED, PLEASE BE REMINDED IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO USE PYROTECHNIC DEVICES.CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND BANNING ORDERS COULD RESULT IF ANYONE BREAKS THE LAW IN THIS WAY. PLEASE RESPECT THE LAW AND THE GOOD NAME OF WIGAN ATHLETIC.

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