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Philliskirk Dedicates Last Minute Goal To New Born Daughter

21 December 2015

Forward Danny Philliskirk dedicated his last minute equaliser against Coventry on Saturday to his new-born daughter, Hattie Grace Philliskirk.

The 24-year-old, who became a father for the first time on Friday afternoon, enjoyed a weekend to remember after netting Athletic’s equaliser in the 93rd minute of the game.

He headed Mike Jones’ corner into the back of the goal to earn a point for David Dunn’s side and he reflected on a dramatic 24 hours for himself.

He said: "It has been a great weekend. I didn’t get home until late last night so I felt a little drained but happy I got the equaliser in the last minute. 

“It felt like a win because it was final minute but it was nice to get a draw here. I thought we deserved it, especially with the second half performance. 

"I thought we were sloppy in the first half but in the second half we won the ball back in dangerous areas and looked more dangerous which was a positive. 

"I thought we were on top in the second half and they never looked like scoring, apart from their corner which I thought was a foul, but it’s one of those things. The belief and togetherness today was first class, especially to come back into the game.”

That point came as huge relief to Philliskirk after Latics had suffered four straight defeats in all competitions.

“We have stopped the losing rot,” he admitted. “We hadn’t won for four games before this so it’s nice to come here and show the doubters wrong today. 

"I’m sure we’ve let a lot of coupons down today. Everyone is delighted in the dressing room and we thoroughly deserved it in the second half.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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