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U18 REPORT: WREXHAM 1 WIGAN ATHLETIC 3

28 April 2018

Latics keep pushing at the top of the EFL Youth Alliance with 3-1 away win at Wrexham.

  • Under 18 Report: Wrexham 1 Wigan Athletic 3.
  • Mwiya Malumo, Victor Maffeo and Jamie Cotter on target.
  • Latics extend lead at the top of the EFL Youth Alliance following Rochdale's 1-1 draw.

WREXHAM 1

WIGAN ATHLETIC 3
Malumo 13
Maffeo 74
Cotter 83

Latics continue to do their job at the top of the EFL Youth Alliance thanks to a 3-1 victory at Wrexham on Saturday morning, extending their lead at the top of the division to three points following Rochdale's 1-1 draw at Fleetwood Town.

Dale still have two games in hand over Latics, but Nick Chadwick's side are holding onto the hope that their rivals could drop points in the remaining games.

Mwiya Malumo, Victor Maffeo and Jamie Cotter all hit the target as Latics came from behind against the Welsh outfit, having conceded early on.

Wrexham took the lead when a cross from the right was headed home unmarked after a bright start from the hosts.

Leading goal scorer in all competitions, Malumo, soon had his side level when Will McGuffie's pass found the striker in the area for a cool finish.

It took until the final 20 minutes of the game for Latics to really crank up the pressure and turn home the result, with Maffeo scoring his second penalty is as many games following a foul on Charlie Jolley.

A third followed before time when excellent work between Joe Downey and Tylor Golden allowed James Berry to cross for Cotter to seal the win.

Latics head into the EFL Youth Alliance Cup final in fine form with seven goals from their last two games, but will be made to wait and see if they can remain top of the league as Rochdale play fixture catch up.

Latics: T.Roberts, Golden, Plant, Hilton, Maffeo, Downey (Capt) (Smith 87), McGuffie, Baningime (Gelhardt 52), Jolley (Culshaw 85), Malumo (Berry 66), Cotter


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