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Wigan Athletic Vs Doncaster Rovers: Summary

Match line ups, score-line and a match summary

Chris Brunskill

Wigan Athletic Vs Doncaster Rovers

Date: Tuesday 20th August 2013

Venue: The DW Stadium

Referee: Carl Boyeson

Assistant Referees: David Richardson and Ollie Yates

Fourth Official: Jonathon Hunt

Score: 2-2


Wigan Athletic Line Up

01 Scott Carson

03 Stephen Crainey

17 Emmerson Boyce

24 James Perch

25 Leon Barnett

04 James McCarthy

08 Ben Watson (Fortune-46’)

10 Shaun Maloney

07 Chris McCann (Gomez-81’)

11 James McClean (Beausejour-61’)

09 Grant Holt

Substitutes

13 Lee Nicholls

16 James McArthur

14 Jordi Gomez

18 Roger Espinoza

32 Marc-Antoine Fortune

22 Jean Beausejour

Doncaster Rovers Line Up

01 Ross Turnbull

03 James Husband

05 Rob Jones

14 Bongani Khumalo

32 Reece Wabara (Paynter-90’)

11 David Cotterill

18 Paul Keegan

19 Richard Wellens (Furman-51’)

26 James Coppinger (Quinn-77’)

09 Chris Brown

22 Theo Robinson

Substitutes

13 Jon Maxted

02 Paul Quinn

12 Luke McCullough

04 Dean Furman

06 David Syers

07 Mark Duffy

08 Billy Paynter

It is going to be a long season for Wigan Athletic if they do not start playing as a team. Although they looked dangerous on the attack, defensively they looked weak and the back four did not gel together as it should have. Wigan should be fairly happy, however, as they managed to carve a draw out of a game they probably should have lost. At half time the score-line was 2-0 to Doncaster and immediately after the break they should have made it 3-0 as Khumalo hit the post from a header. Wigan persisted though and Maloney scored a beautifully placed free kick on 57 minutes. After numerous chances for Doncaster and a lot of time wasting from ‘keeper Ross Turnbull Leon Barnett directed a Fortune cross in to the back of the net to make the score 2-2 on 80 minutes. After the way they played Wigan should be happy with a draw but need to sort the defence out before their next game or there could be trouble.