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U18 REPORT: ROCHDALE 2 - 0 WIGAN ATHLETIC

27 January 2018

Latics fall to first league defeat since September in top of the table clash against Rochdale.

  • Latics' Under 18s beaten 2-0 away at Rochdale.
  • EFL Youth Alliance winning run comes to an end with first defeat since September.
  • Latics remain top of the league, five points clear of Dale.

ROCHDALE 2
Tavares
Kuemo

WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

Latics fell to their first EFL Youth Alliance defeat since September 2017, dropping to a 2-0 defeat away at Rochdale to end a 10-game winning streak in the league.

After an early barrage of Latics attacks including a missed penalty, Dale broke through twice, first through Fabio Tavares who cut inside from the right to finish right footed, and then through Neil Kemgni-Kuemo who skipped down the left to beat Jordan Perrin from a tight angle.

Despite the defeat, Latics remain top of the Youth Alliance table on 36 points, five ahead of Saturday's opponents Rochdale, who have two games in hand.

Latics: Perrin, Golden, Plant, Hilton, Maffeo, Cotter (McGuffie 62), Downey, Culshaw (Malumo 70), Jolley, Berry (Baningime 62), Gelhardt
Unused subs: T.Roberts, Long


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