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First-half report

10 September 2013

Joy for Joskts and Jonson

Edijs Joksts scored his first goal for Latics reserves in their Central League match at Shrewsbury Town.

Jonson Clarke-Harris also found the net twice as Latics built a commanding 3-0 interval lead. 

Latvian under-21 player Joksts (pictured),  just back from international duty, headed home a John Pritchard corner midway through the opening period.

Latics had earlier made a bright start in which David Mellor fired narrowly wide while Jonson Clarke-Harris forced a decent save from Joe Anyon.

Manager Lee Johnson, who named himself as a substitute, was called into action midway through the first half when one of their two trialists limped off.

Clarke-Harris made it 2-0 in the 37th minute with a fabulous free kick from 30 yards into the top corner of the net.

Latics' keeper Joel Coleman made a decent save to deny a Shrewsbury trialist as Latics preserved their two-goal advantage.

And in stoppage time Clarke-Harris struck again with a superb turn on the edge of the box before walloping a shot low past Anyon into the bottom corner of the net.

Half-time: Shrewsbury Town reserves 0, Latics reserves 3.

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