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Second-half report

23 April 2013

Latics sunk by old boy

Latics were sunk by old-boy Joe Jacobson as they lost 1-0 at Shrewsbury Town in their rearranged npower League One fixture.

The left-back could not have picked a more opportune moment to score his first goal of the season, a superbly struck free kick.

After a goalless opening half, the Shrews took the lead little over three minutes after the restart.

And it was former Latics' left-back Jacobson who struck the decisive blow bending a free kick over the defensive wall and beyond the despairing dive of keeper Alex Cisak.

The free kick was awarded by Jean-Yves M'voto on Tom Bradshaw just outside the penalty area.

The Shrews had the ball in the net again soon afterwards when Jon Taylor set up Bradshaw for a tap-in, but the referee's assistant had already flagged for offside.

Latics made their second switch midway through the half when Korey Smith replaced Carl Winchester.

The Shrews were denied by the frame of the goal when Taylor burst through and rounded Cisak before hitting the upright from the tighest of angles. Aaron Wildig, following up, just failed to connect with the loose ball.

Danny Gosset (pictured) joined Cooper in making his senior debut when he came on in the 72nd minute for Bobby Reid.

The Shrews went close again when Connor Goldson's header from Jacobson's corner flashed just over the crossbar.

Taylor then dragged a shot wide and Cameron Gayle fired over as the home side looked to add to their goal tally.

Latics had a chance late on when Lee Croft set up Kirk Millar whose goalbound shot was blocked.

Full-time: Shrewsbury Town 1, Latics 0.

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