Wigan 1-0 Swindon: Match Report

31 October 2015 05:31

Francisco Junior strikes late to give Wigan a win over Swindon

A 95th-minute winner from Francisco Junior gave promotion-chasing Wigan Athletic a scrappy 1-0 Sky Bet League One win over struggling Swindon.

The home side enjoyed the best of the possession, territory and chances, but did not really force Town goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux into enough work.

But as honours looked like ending even, Vigouroux could not clear his lines and Junior - on loan from Everton - prodded home from close range to break the visitors' hearts.

Swindon had always looked dangerous on the break and indeed could have taken the lead twice inside the opening quarter.

Anton Rodgers, being watched from the directors box by father Brendan, should have made better use of a great chance inside the Wigan box, only to fire wide of the mark.

Then Ben Gladwin took a return pass off Nicky Ajose only to see his left-foot strike hit Jussi Jaaskelainen's post.

At the other end, Wildschut saw a couple of efforts easily saved, with Will Grigg having another shot cleared off the line by Jordan Turnbull.

Michael Jacobs saw a decent shot deflected wide, before Reece James was presented with a glorious opportunity to win it with 10 minutes to go.

However, the wing-back saw his first strike saved by Vigouroux before smashing the follow-up over the bar.

There was to be a late sting in the tale, though, as Junior found himself in the right place at the right time to send Wigan fourth in the table.

Source: PA

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