Yeovil Town F.C. vs. Wigan Athletic F.C.
Date: Sunday 10th November 2013
Venue: Huish Park
Referee: James Linington
Marc-Antoine Fortune’s first goal for the Latics put them within two points of the play-off positions as they beat a brave Yeovil Town 1-0 at Huish Park.
Wigan, who had not won away from home since the first day of the season when they beat Barnsley 4-0, looked to be continuing their dire run as, early on, they were under the cosh. Lee Nicholls once again proved himself worthy of the ‘keeper’s jersey as he pulled off a fabulous save from Joe Edwards.
However, after this early scare, Wigan took control of the game and should have been at least one goal to the good going in at half time.
Nick Powell had a close-range shot cleared of the line before Callum McManaman had a shot cleared away. Fortune then wasted an excellent chance to put his team ahead.
After the break Wigan continued to attack the Yeovil goal and put pressure on a team that, to be quite frank, looked as if they are bottom of the league.
It was then Ryan Shotton’s turn to try and put the ball into the back of the net but his header was cleared away. Then Fortune, again, saw a shot cleared away, this time off the line!
And just as it looked like Wigan were never going to score, up popped Grant Holt who, after taking on two Yeovil defenders, crossed brilliantly to the back post. It was a simple tap in in the end for Fortune, who will be hoping this is just the first of many goals that he scores in Wigan colours.
In injury time, Powell should have doubled Wigan’s lead but failed to do so due to a terrible touch.
As has been said numerous times before, a huge problem for Wigan is that they are unable to score sufficient goals despite creating more than enough chances to see each game off. This is happening in every game and if they are only able to score one goal against a side that are bottom of the league then what will happen when they come up against the team who are top of the league? Wigan are dominating games and creating clear chances but are failing to convert.
Nicholls continues to impress and it would be a travesty to see Scott Carson placed immediately back into the team when he returns from injury. McManaman is slowly beginning to show the Championship just what he can do whilst Powell continues to be unbelievable.