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Second-half report

15 July 2013

Latics win at Curzon

Latics recorded their first pre-season win by a 2-0 scoreline at non-league Curzon Ashton.

Dutchman Sidney Schmeltz gave Latics the lead and an own goal from Connor Hampson sealed victory,

Latics, 2-0 ahead at the break, controlled the early part of the second period without looking like building on their advantage.

Manager Lee Johnson made a triple substitution just after the hour as Jose Baxter, Charlie MacDonald and Schmeltz were replaced by Adam Rooney, Kirk Millar and a trialist.

Latics' trialist striker almost got on to the scoresheet as he latched on to a wayward back pass from Simon Lakeland, but keeper Callum Tongue beat out his fierce shot.

Then with 20 minutes left, Connor Brown was taken off as a second trialist was given an outing.

The trialist striker was proving a handful and a bullet shot struck the underside of the crossbar and incredibly stayed out.

The hardworking Korey Smith came off with 10 minutes left as David Mellor was given a brief workout.

The second trialist also went close to finding the net late on as he fired a shot into the side netting.

Full-time: Curzon Ashton 0, Latics 2.





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