Arthur Lomax scores four goals as Latics win the Premier League Floodlit Cup Northern Final – setting up a national final with Crystal Palace at Walsall FC next week.
- Premier League Floodlit Cup Northern Final Report: Wigan Athletic U15 5 – 0 Sunderland AFC U15
- Arthur Lomax scores for goals for Kieran Driscoll’s side, with Kian Monks adding late fifth
- Win sees Latics win the Premier League Floodlit Cup Northern Final, setting up national final with Crystal Palace at Walsall FC next week
WIGAN ATHLETIC U15 5
Lomax 18, 40, 47, 60
SUNDERLAND AFC U15 0
Wigan Athletic’s under-15s produced a sublime performance to beat Sunderland AFC 5-0 in the Premier League Floodlit Cup Northern final at the DW Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Arthur Lomax scored Latics’ first four goals before striker Kian Monks added a fifth in the final minute.
Kieran Driscoll’s side will now face Crystal Palace in the national final at Walsall FC next week.
Latics were in control throughout and produced a special performance full of great movement, build up play and clinical finishing.
Adam Brooks shot wide after eight minutes and Chris Sze had a great chance for the opener on 13 minutes but he fired over.
Luke Mariette showed good feet to create an opening from the edge of the area but he was denied by a save from Sunderland’s goalkeeper.
A minute later, though, Latics were ahead as Brooks’ cross was met by Lomax and he headed in first time.
Latics doubled their advantage just before half-time in replica fashion as Lomax met another Brooks cross to powerfully head home.
Just after half-time, Lomax got his hat-trick as Sze had a shot well saved but the man of the night was on hand to fire home the follow up for his third.
Monks was unlucky not to add the fourth soon after as he harried the Sunderland defence and did excellently to dispossess the defender but he crashed his shot off the post.
Lomax got his and Latics’ fourth soon after and it was the pick of the bunch as he acrobatically finished when in behind from a chipped free-kick.
Latics’ fifth came in the last minute as Monks finished well for a deserved goal after leading the line excellently.
Latics: Mooney (Watson 75), Winstanley (Hughes 58), Smith, Haley, Robinson, Devine (Forshaw 76), Lomax (Knowles 75), Mariette (Jones 62), Monks, Sze (Gill 76), Brooks (Timlin 62).