Latics fell behind by two goals once again in an away game, and once again we clawed our way back to get something from the match.
Bury were one up from a Cameron header on six minutes, a good delivery from a corner but the big centre back was allowed the space to plant a thunderous effort into the top corner, we need to be better at set pieces, Tom Pope doubled Bury’s lead in the second half with another header, but the Latics showed their resilience to battle back.
Bury defender Chris Hussey was sent off for a second booking and then two goals in the final five minutes gave us a share of the spoils and right at the death it was nearly all three when a Tim Chow effort was somehow hacked off the line by the Bury defence.
After the game both bosses spoke to the media, let’s take a look at what they had to say:
Latics boss Gary Caldwell – ‘It wasn’t great to be honest.
‘When you’re coming away from home you want to be solid and not give anything away.
‘We said we wanted to be brave on the ball and dictate the game and I thought we were outstanding at that.
‘We had a lot of composure, we played our game, but we can’t defend our box the way we did and give teams a two-goal start.
‘I know a lot about the character of the group, that’s there in abundance, they never know that they’re beat, but we need to be more ruthless in both boxes.’
Bury boss David Flitcroft – ‘I’m looking at the game overall and we certainly did enough out of possession to win the game, we were in control.
‘I never felt threatened until the sending off. I never felt they laid a glove on us, they got up to our 20-metre win and then if fizzled out.
‘The inconsistency of the referee’s performance – he was making it up in the end.
‘Wigan’s not beaten us, the situation of poor officiating has just ripped the heat out of the result.’
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