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Second-half report

9 November 2013

Latics still in the cup


Latics are still in the FA Cup with Budweiser following a 1-1 first-round draw against Wolves at rainswept Boundary Park.

Genseric Kusinga gave Latics an early lead, but Wolves earned a replay through an equalising goal from Scott Golbourne.

Latics, who finished the opening half 1-1, had a chance to regain the lead within one minute of the restart when Adam Rooney shot narrowly wide.

James Dayton then cut in from the left before firing into the side netting.

Wolves had a chance to move ahead for the first time.

Keeper Mark Oxley (pictured) parried an angled shot from Bakary Sako and a follow-up effort from Dave Edwards was deflected for a corner.

Wolves went close again when Danny Batth headed wide at the far post from a Sako corner.

Latics had a great chance when Jonson Clarke-Harris took a quick free kick and Korey Smith played in Kusunga whose fierce drive was beaten out by keeper Carl Ikeme.

Manager Lee Johnson made is first change in the 72nd minute when Danny Philliskirk made way for Cristian Montano.

And with 10 minutes remaining, that was followed by second as Clarke-Harris was replaced by Kirk Millar.

By that point, Wolves had already brought on international strikers Kevin Doyle and Leigh Griffiths.

Korey Smith fired just wide after Bakary Sako lost possession while Griffiths saw an angled shot beaten out by Oxley.

James Tarkowski saw a header loop just wide after Wolves made hard work of clearing a free kick.

Full-time: Latics 1, Wolves 1.




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