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29 April 2017

First defeat in 13 games for Nick Chadwick’s side as they lose 1-0 to Rochdale.

  • U18 Report: Wigan Athletic U18 0 – 1 Rochdale U18.
  • Nick Chadwick’s side lose first match in 13 as they go down to high-flying Dale.
  • Neil Kengni Kuemo scores the game’s only goal.


Wigan Athletic’s under-18s saw their unbeaten run ended on Saturday afternoon as they lost 1-0 at home to Rochdale in their penultimate EFL Youth Alliance League fixture of the 2016-17 season.

Latics went down to a goal from Dale’s Neil Kengni Kuemo just after the half hour mark as he twisted and turned past Tom Hilton and Sam Stubbs before chipping past goalkeeper Jordan Perrin.

Nathan Randell and Callum Lang had half chances late on but Latics’ performance lacked its normal clinical edge and Rochdale held on for all three points.

Latics: Perrin, Golden, Hilton, Stubbs, B. Roberts, Donaghey (Downey 69), Merrie (McGuffie 85), Burgess (Culshaw 69), Cotter (Jolley 77), Lang, Malumo (Randell 69).

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