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18 March 2016

Griffiths on the double in Latics' 3-0 win over Bradford in 1991.

  • Delve into the archives as Latics won 3-0 against Bradford in 1991.
  • Highlights from a classic encounter between Latics and the Bantams.
  • Bryan Griffiths on the double as Gary Powell's header rounds off the victory.

Wigan Athletic 3 Bradford City 0
4 May 1991
Springfield Park
Football League Division Three

With hopes of a play-off place still alive, Latics convincing victory over Bradford City courtesy of a Bryan Griffiths brace and Gary Powell header had Bryan Hamilton's side just one point behind seventh place Bury with a game remaining.

Ultimately Latics missed out on the opportunity to extend their season after a last day defeat to Preston North End saw finish the season in 10th place on 69 points, but they did boast the second most potent attack in Division Three with 71 goals, just four less than champions Cambridge United.

The match itself saw Latics 2-0 up inside 20 minutes thanks to leading scorer Griffiths who moved onto 12 for the season, before Powell wrapped up the points with a superb header from Kevin Langley's cross.

The game was also part of an initiative by the Football League to experiment with desegregation at grounds, the 'Family Day' seeing a group of Bradford supporters on the home terracing for the match.

On the Bradford team that day was part player and future manager Paul Jewell, while future striker Mark Leonard came on as a substitute.

Latics: Paladino, Tankard, Atherton, Johnson, Langley, Jones (Appleton), Rimmer, Daley, Powell, Worthington, Griffiths (Carberry)

Bradford: Tomlinson, James, Tinnion (Mitchell), Duxbury, Oliver, Sinnott, McCarthy, Jewell, Babb, Topley (Leonard), Reid

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