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Second-half report

14 December 2013

Injury-time heartbreak for Latics

Latics suffered injury-time heartbreak as they lost 1-0 at Brentford in Sky Bet League 1.

Jonathan Douglas scored the only goal of the game in stoppage time after Latics looked set to pick up a hard-earned point at the high-flying Bees.

Latics had a couple of chances to break the deadlock early in the second half.

Danny Philliskirk (pictured) had a shot deflected which took the sting out of the effort which was easily caught by keeper David Button.

Philliskirk was then fouled just outside the penalty area. Jonson Clarke-Harris curled the free kick around the defensive wall, but the ball flew wide of the upright.

Latics received a let off after a two-versus-two Brentford break which ended with a goalbound shot from substitute Sam Saunders which was deflected for a corner by Genseric Kusunga.

Philliskirk then broke away down the right and crossed for Clarke-Harris who sliced his shot wide when well placed.

Brentford went close when substitute Marcello Trotta headed against the crossbar from a cross by Saunders.

Latics made a second switch with 21 minutes left when Clarke-Harris made way for Adam Rooney.

And Lee Johnson's side came close to snatching all three points when Korey Smith's free kick was deflected narrowly wide.

From the resulting free kick, Latics had a shout for a penalty rejected following a claim for handball.

Latics substituted a substitute when Winchester was replaced by Sidney Schmeltz with two minutes left.

The breakthrough finally came in the second of four minutes of added time when Saunders crossed from the right to the far post for Douglas to head home.

Full-time: Brentford 1, Latics 0



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