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Latics finish tour with win

9 August 2012

Youngsters defeat Cheltenham

Latics under-18's rounded off their tour of Holland today with a 3-2 win against Cheltenham Town.

After playing Dutch sides Fortuna Sittard, NEC Nijmegen and Vitesse Arnhem, it was a case of a more familiar English style of game.

Latics fell behind after five minutes but hit back to establish a 2-1 interval lead.

Chris Sutherland equalised with a shot from the edge of the box and then Jack Poxon walloped home a beauty from 25 yards.

Latics dominated the second half and went 3-1 ahead through a Luke Wandless penalty which was awarded after Carlton McIntosh was fouled.

Cheltenham reduced the deficit to 3-2 within 30 seconds.

Latics had three or four clear-cut chances to kill the game and they ought to have triumphed more comfortably.

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