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U18 PREVIEW: WREXHAM V WIGAN ATHLETIC

3 May 2019

Treble-winning Latics are back in EFL Youth Alliance action this weekend with an away fixture against Wrexham FC on Saturday morning.

  • Academy Preview: Wrexham v Latics.
  • The Under 18s travel to Wrexham in their penultimate league game of the season.
  • Latics won 2-0 in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup final last time out against Exeter City.

WREXHAM V WIGAN ATHLETIC
EFL YOUTH ALLIANCE
SATURDAY 4 MAY 2019
STANSTY PARK, WREXHAM
KICK-OFF 11.00AM

Latics are back in EFL Youth Alliance action this weekend as they travel to Wrexham on Saturday morning, just four days after they completed the treble following their EFL Youth Alliance Cup final win against Exeter City on Tuesday evening.

The Under 18s won their third trophy of the 2018-19 season in a remarkable campaign, with Charlie Jolley’s first-half brace securing the EFL Youth Alliance Cup trophy at Exeter City FC on Tuesday evening.


Though, Peter Murphy’s side will be hoping to put their current league form behind them, with two consecutive defeats against Preston North End (1-2) and Walsall (0-1) at Christopher Park.

Latics’ young charges bounced back immediately following the defeat to their local rivals Preston North End, with the holders beating the Lilywhites 5-2 in the Lancashire FA Youth Cup final thanks to goals from Charlie Jolley (2), Jensen Weir and Victor Maffeo (2).

Already confirmed as EFL Youth Alliance Champions, Latics will be hoping to achieve maximum points in their final two league games of the season, sitting on 58 points.

Meanwhile, hosts Wrexham will be hoping to continue their rich vein of form as they sit 9th in the table, level on points with seventh-placed Tranmere Rovers, with the latter having a superior goal difference.

Three wins from their last five games stands the Red Dragons in good stead, with impressive victories over Walsall (2-0), Port Vale (1-0) and Fleetwood Town (2-1). Their only defeat came last time out against Bury (1-2).

Following Saturday’s clash with Wrexham, Latics host second-placed Rochdale on Tuesday 7 May in the season finale at Christopher Park.

Here’s how the league table looks ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.

FIXTURES

Accrington Stanley v Morecambe
Blackpool v Fleetwood Town
Shrewsbury Town v Tranmere Rovers
Walsall v Port Vale


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