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Second-half report

3 September 2013

Trophy triumph for Latics

Latics produced a dazzling display of attacking football to win 4-1 at Shrewsbury Town to book a place in the second round of the northern section of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Two goals on his debut for Danny Philliskirk and one apiece from Adam Rooney and Sidney Schmeltz (pictured) made it an away day to remember for Latics.

Latics, 3-1 ahead at the break, could have added a fourth goal soon after the restart  when a corner was cleared back to Joseph Mills whose angled shot struck the inside of the near post before bouncing to safety.

The match then hit a 20-minute lull, a marked contrast to the high octane football of the early part of the match.

Latics made their first substitution in the 71st minute when Anton Rodgers was replaced by David Mellor.

Korey Smith was booked for a foul on Dave McAllister on the edge of the box. It was within range of former Latics' player Joe Jacobson, but his free kick cleared the crossbar by some distance.

Latics made certain of victory when they added a fourth goal in the 75th minute.

Schmeltz cut in from the left and squeezed home a shot past keeper Joe Anyon from an acute angle. It was the Dutchman's first goal for Latics.

Latics made their final two changes with 12 minutes left when Albert Rusnak and Philliskirk made way for Jonson Clarke-Harris and Kirk Millar.

Clarke-Harris almost made an instant impact as he could have added a fifth goal, but shot wide with the goal at his mercy after Latics carved open the home defence yet again.

The Shrews came close to scoring a second when substitute Luke Summerfield curled a shot just wide of the upright.

Full-time: Shrewsbury Town 1, Latics 4.



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