Oldham Athletic 1-1 Wigan Athletic
The Latics vs the Latics ended in a draw in this preseason encounter with both sides treating the game more as a fitness builder than an indicator of the forth coming season with changes a plenty during the course of the game.
Oldham took the lead when Dale Stevens crashed home a delightful goal from the edge of the box on 18 minutes with a crisp shot that whistled past Latics debutant goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi into the bottom right hand corner of his goal.
At half-time Wigan brought on Mauro Boselli, James McCarthy, Hugo Rodallega and Jordi Gomez and within 2 minutes the changes had paid dividends when Gomez picked himself up after being flattened in the box to stroke home a penalty on 47 minutes.
Mauro Boselli hit the bar with a great strike later in the game but that was about it for the action, though Oldham manager Paul Dickov showed that he`d lost none of his stupidity when he brought himself on and was lucky to stay on following stamp on Antonio Amaya and a reckless challenge that cleaned out James McCarthy.
All in all a good work out for the lads
Latics first-half: Al-Habsi, Boyce, Golobart, Amaya, Mustoe; Diame, Sekou, N’Zogbia, Watson, Moses; Scotland
Latics second-half: Pollitt, Boyce, Amaya (Redmond, 78), Golobart, Mustoe, McCarthy, Sekou, Gomez, Lauren, Rodallega, Boselli
Subs: Serrano, Holt, Langley, de Ridder, Breeze, McManaman
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