Witton Albion v Wigan Athletic

Witton opened their pre-season campaign with a well deserved 1-0 win against a young Latics side.<br><br>Their first half performance was filled with enterprising football, neat passing and good movement.<br>The only goal of the game came early in the first half, when Carl Frost collected Mike Moseley’s through ball and clipped it over the advancing keeper.<br><br>Steve Connors and debutant Alex Brown, were very prominent as the Albion dominated the opening period while, Brian Pritchard and the experienced Tony Barras made sure that Mark Westhead was rarely troubled.<br><br>Wholesale changes at the interval seemed to disrupt the Albion flow and the visitors came more into the game without really creating very much.<br><br>However, the pace of Mark Peers and Shaun Whalley meant that Witton remained a constant threat and couldve increased their lead, but for a great save from a Witton player’s header following good work from Peers.

Jim Vince actually played two different line-ups last night.<br><br>1st Half read:<br>Mark Westhead<br>Liam Brownhill<br>Darren Hockenhull<br>Brian Pritchard<br>Tony Barrass<br>Mark Jones<br>Alex Brown<br>Steve Connors<br>Mike Moseley<br>Carl Frost<br>Chris Gaghan<br><br>2nd Half was:-<br>John Worsnop<br>David Ness<br>Alistair Brown<br>Gary Furnival<br>Keiron Haughton<br>Anthony Marshall<br>Ryan Barhill<br>Reece Jones<br>Mike Cartner<br>Sean Whalley<br>Mark Peers<br><br>Just to fill in Wheels report it was Ryan Barhill’s strong header from Peers’s cross that the Wigan goalkeeper somehow managed to push over the crossbar just after the hour mark. Quite good really as it actually was the substitute keeper’s first touch

Thanks for that Chad, there were a number of players in the second half that I didn’t know.<br><br>

anyone know how many were there?

157 I was told.

cheers Neil.