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Youth team win opener

11 August 2013

Pritchard, Grant score for Latics

John Pritchard and Ben Grant scored the goals which earned Latics under-18's a 2-1 win at Preston in their opening game of the season in the Football League Youth Alliance's North West Conference.

It was a battling performance from Latics who showed great resolve having fallen behind midway through the opening half.

Pritchard equalised direct from a free kick from the edge of the box.

And first-year scholar Grant came up with the winner just before half time.

The ball was headed back across the face of goal from a free kick and Grant tapped in from four yards.

Latics battled hard in the second half to grind out a victory.

Grant was outstanding out wide, Tomos Clarke defended resolutely while Jordan Bove was tireless as he led from the front.

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