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HIWULA HAPPY TO BE OFF THE MARK IN DRAMATIC STYLE

6 September 2015

On loan striker hits decisive goal at Chesterfield to register his first Latics goal.

  • Hiwula’s stoppage time strike earns victory over Chesterfield.
  • 20-year-old came off the bench to score winner in front of Wigan Athletic’s travelling support.
  • Good character from the youngster after he missed golden chance as 2-1 down.
Latics striker Jordy Hiwula was delighted to get off the mark for the club in extraordinary circumstances as he came off the bench to score the winner as Gary Caldwell’s side came from two behind to beat Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium on Saturday.

Hiwula looked to have spurned a great opportunity to level the score as the game approached the final four minutes when he hit the bar from six yards out, but he kept his composure late on to divert Chesterfield keeper Tommy Lee’s parry home from close range.

“I’m a very happy striker,” he said. “Scoring my first goal for the club after hitting the bar with my earlier chance in the game was really pleasing.

“As a striker, you have to carry on going, get a miss out of your head and go again.

“All the fans were jumping up and down when I scored, it was a crazy ten minutes and the boys did really well to go to the end and that’s what can happen if you do that.”

Hiwula linked up with the current leader in the Latics Wall man of the match vote, Craig Davies, really well as the game progressed and the on loan Huddersfield Town striker is hoping to see more first team action after his late impact.

“We’ve both got different attributes and work together well,” Hiwula added of his partnership with Davies. “For now my aim is come off the bench, make a difference and get more match fitness under my belt and then hopefully get a starting place.”

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