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Second-half report

2 October 2013

Plucky youngstsrs gallant losers

Jordache Walters scored a last-minute goal for Latics' plucky youngsters who lost 3-1 against Walsall at Chasetown FC in Central League, West Division.

After conceding a goal after only 11 seconds Latics, who had seven scholars in their starting line up, gave a gutsy display against an experienced Saddlers side.

Latics, 2-0 down at the break through two goals from Amadou Bakayoko, made a solid start to the second period restricting Walsall to a couple of speculative goal attempts.

Walsall added a third goal midway through the half seconds after keeper Luke Simpson had tipped over a drive from Julian Gray.

The subsequent corner was cleared to Mal Benning who fired over a far-post cross for centre-back Matt Preston, who had stayed upfield, to head home.

Latics almost got onto the scoresheet when Danny Byres had a shot well saved by Richard Jones who also did well to keep out two follow-up efforts from Emile Tancinda.

They were finally rewarded in the last minute when Walters bravely beat keeper Jones to a Callum Etches cross and saw his header loop into an empty net.

Full-time: Walsall reserves 3, Latics reserves 1.

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