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WATCH: WILL GRIGG ON BRACE IN LATICS’ EMIRATES FA CUP WIN OVER AFC FYLDE

12 December 2017

Striker reflects on his double from the bench as Latics beat AFC Fylde in the Emirates FA Cup on Tuesday night.

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Will Grigg praised the squad’s ability to bounce back after coming from behind to beat AFC Fylde in the Emirates FA Cup second round replay at the DW Stadium tonight.

The Northern Ireland international came off the bench in the second half to score twice after Danny Rowe had put the Coasters 2-1 ahead after the interval.

Ivan Toney netted the game’s opener after half an hour but Simon Grand levelled proceedings with a finish inside the box before the break.

After the game, he said: “It was a frustrating night for us but it was great to get the win in the end and to get on the scoresheet with a couple of goals.

“We made eight changes for the game and we’ve come out with another win so it just shows how good the squad is. We’ve got the ability to bounce back when we need to and that’s massive.”

Grigg paid tribute to the way the Coasters acquitted themselves over the two legs, and said Dave Challinor’s outfit made life difficult for Latics.

“They’re a good side and they came here with a game plan and stuck to it. They gave it a right go and made it hard for us over both legs. The most important thing was the win though and we got that.”

The striker is now looking forward to the trip to AFC Bournemouth in the third round and believes the Christmas period will be an important period for the club.

“It’s a long trip for us in the next round but it’s one we definitely want. The FA Cup starts to get really exciting when you’re in the third round and it’ll be a great game for us. They’re a good side who are doing well but we’ll go there looking to win the game.

“Our league form has been really good and we’re looking a strong side now. Christmas is a massive period for us so if we can string together a run then it’ll put us in a good position come the New Year.”


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