Will helps set up youth-team victoryWill Kinder made a dream return for Latics helping set up two goals as the youth team defeated FC United 3-2 in a friendly this afternoon at Chapel Road.
The teenager (pictured), who has been out of action for almost a year through illness, came off the bench with 25 minutes left to help transform Latics' fortunes as they were 2-1 down at the time.
Latics took an early lead through Jordache Walters whose initial volley struck an upright, but the player reacted first to fire home the rebound.
However, Latics found themselves 2-1 down at the break following two horrendous defensive mistakes.
The introduction of Kinder changed the game as he provided the crosses for Latics' last two goals.
The first set up Emile Tansinda who cut in from the right to score and then the second delivery was met by Tomos Clarke who glanced home a header.
Latics almost added a fourth goal late on when goalkeeper Joel Coleman, forced into action as an outfield player, struck the post.
Academy Manager Tony Philliskirk gave credit to FC United for pushing them all the way.
Philliskirk was delighted that Kyle Hardman, returning after a lengthy injury lay off, got to play 90 minutes while also pleased to see Kinder back in action.