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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC v NORTHAMPTON TOWN

18 September 2017

Latics look to make it three in a row when Cobblers come to town.

  • Match Preview: Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town.
  • All of the key information ahead of the game
  • Tickets Adults £20 in advance, Over 65s £15.

WIGAN ATHLETIC v NORTHAMPTON TOWN
DW STADIUM
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2017
KICK OFF 7.45pm

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s Northampton Town are the next visitors to the DW Stadium as Latics look to make it three Sky Bet League One victories in a row.

The team backed up last Tuesday’s 3-0 scoreline at Charlton Athletic with another 3-0 result on Saturday in defeating Bristol Rovers and Paul Cook goes into this one wanting to keep up the momentum.

Chey Dunkley and Ryan Colclough are available again after suspension while Cook will be hoping Nick Powell is available after limping off early on Saturday. For Northampton, Matt Crooks, who has scored in the last three games, will be missing following a late dismissal in the 2-2 draw at Southend on Saturday.

Since coming to the Sixfields at the start of the month, Hasselbaink has overseen something of a transformation, leading the side to two wins and a draw – The Cobblers had lost the opening four matches of the season before his arrival. Cook says he is expecitng a really tough game. 


Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - reaction

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
The teams have not met since April 2003 and this will be The Cobblers’ first visit to the DW Stadium for almost 15 years – November 2002 was the last time they were here.

Cobblers’ fans would have been sick of the sight of Latics that season, with Paul Jewell’s men completing the league double, plus a victory in the League Cup. 

In Detail:
League:  Latics 15 wins, Northampton Town 12 wins and 5 draws
FA Cup: No matches
League Cup:  1 Latics win
Home record (league only): Latics 9 wins, Northampton Town 2 wins, 5 draws


Andy Liddell scores in Latics’ victory at The Sixfields in April 2003

CONNECTIONS
There could be some familiar faces in either dug-out as Michael Jacobs and Ivan Toney face the club at which they came through the ranks to make their professional debuts – while Latics fans can welcome back for the first time since they left the DW Stadium both Leon Barnett and Alex Revell.

Others to have worn both teams’ shirts over the years have been Lee Nicholls, Charlie Bishop, Ian Benjamin and Pat Gavin.


Michael Jacobs – started his career at The Sixfields Stadium

 

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REPORT: WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 – 0 NORTHAMPTON TOWN

19 September 2017

Brilliant Michael Jacobs winner make it three in a row for Latics

  • Wigan Athletic beat Northampton Town in Sky Bet League One.
  • Latics up to 2nd in the table with 3rd consecutive victory.
  • Michael Jacobs with brilliant 55th minute strike.
  • Samy Morsy makes 250th career appearance.
  • Gary Roberts makes first league start.

LATICS 1
Jacobs 55
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
Attendance – 7,777

Latics made it three victories in a row thanks to a brilliant second half goal by Michael Jacobs, moving up to 2nd in Sky Bet League One after a dominant display against Northampton Town.

Jacobs’ goal against the club where he came through the ranks was a superb piece of improvisation and was right up there in terms of the great goals seen at the DW Stadium. It lit up a game that had been frustrating up until that point, the visitors managing to keep Latics at bay with an organised display that limited goal-scoring chances for Paul Cook’s men.

Latics had great chances to extend their lead as the game opened up but were also thankful to Jamie Jones for a breathtaking save to deny former Latics defender Leon Barnett an equaliser.

Latics made two changes going into the game, Gary Roberts replaced the injured Nick Powell to make his first league start and Chey Dunkley was back in place of Alex Bruce following suspension.

The teams were level at the break with Latics having done the majority of the pressing and creating all the best openings, but not finding a way past a well organised Cobblers’ rear-guard.

Latics had a great chance to score after seven minutes, Gavin Massey pouncing on a loose ball in the box but shooting wide with Matt Ingram at full stretch. Ash Taylor then had to be vigilant to scoop the ball away for a corner at the far post as Will Grigg was ready to put away Nathan Byrne’s deep cross.

Grigg had the ball in the back of the net with a sweetly struck finish after 21 minutes but it was ruled out by a very late flag. Massey was then unselfish when clean through after 31 minutes squaring the ball to Grigg rather than going for goal and Barnett lunged to clear the danger.

The only other talking point before half-time was Samy Morsy, on his 250th career appearance, being booked for a foul on Regan Poole, a 5th yellow card of the season which will see him miss Saturday’s trip to Peterborough.

Latics came out of the traps with purpose for the second half, a succession of dangerous crosses pinning back Northampton and Barnett had to be strong again to block a fierce effort from Roberts after 53 minutes.

Then came the goal and what a strike it was from Jacobs after 55 minutes. He picked up the ball 25 yards out on the left side and unleashed an absolutely brilliant right foot shot which nestled into the corner of the goal beyond Ingram’s outstretched arms.

Evans almost doubled the lead five minutes later with another rasping long-ranger, that deflected off Poole, had Ingram beaten again but flew just wide. Then Dan Burn almost got on the end of another slick move, after 68 minutes, just placing a Roberts pull back wide of the post with the goal gaping.

It almost proved to be a costly miss as Barnett forced a superb reflex save from Jamie Jones after 73 minutes following a corner which hadn’t been cleared.

Ivan Toney and Ryan Colclough replaced Grigg and Massey with a quarter of an hour left, then Max Power replaced debutant Roberts in the 83rd minute as Latics looked to see out the game.

Colclouigh wnert close in injury time before Morsy’s shot appeared to cross the line after striking a post but the referee waved play on before blowing the final whistle seconds later.

Latics: Jones, Byrne, Dunkley, Burn, James, Morsy, Evans, Massey (Colclough 75), Jacobs, Roberts (Power 84), Grigg (Toney 73).
Subs not used: Sarkic, Elder, Bruce, Perkins.

Northampton Town:  Ingram, Moloney, Buchanan, Kasim (Long 61), Barnett, Taylor, Richards (Revell, 67), Powell, Poole, Hanley (Bowditch 74), Grimes.
Subs not used: Cornell, Pierre, Waters, Foley. 

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Ticket News

TICKET NEWS: NORTHAMPTON TOWN HOME

7 August 2017

Matchday tickets for Northampton Town in Sky Bet League One on sale Monday 7 August 2017.

  • Latics v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 2 September 2017 3pm Kick Off
  • Northampton Town match tickets on sale Monday 7 August 2017.
  • Supporters urged to purchase in advance to avoid on-the day rise.

LATICS v NORTHAMPTON TOWN
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2017
KICK-OFF 3PM

Match day tickets for the Sky Bet League One match against Northampton Town on Saturday 2 September 2017 at the DW Stadium will be on sale from Monday 7 August 2017.

Supporters are being urged to purchase in advance to avoid the price-rise on the day of the match.

Prices are as follows.

CATEGORY D - ALL STANDS
Adults - £20 advance / £22 on day
Over 65s - £18 advance / £20 on day
Under 18s - £10 
Under 11s - £5 
Under 5s - £2  

Buy your tickets online at www.wiganathletic.com/tickets, on the Credit Card Hotline 0871 66 33 552* or in person at the DW Stadium Ticket Office.

*Calls cost 10 pence per minute from a BT Landline. Calls from other networks and mobiles may cost more.

Online tickets are subject to a £2 facility fee, unless you choose to print at home by selecting the option at the checkout.

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