Fans’ delight as Latics march to Wembley

Latics fans at Goodison Park
Latics fans at Goodison Park
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IT was a day to remember for Latics fans - more than 2,000 made the trip down the M58 to see their side reach Wembley.

A frantic four minutes in the first half sealed victory for Wigan and the supporters couldn’t believe what they were witnessing.

After the game, some of them described their emotions on what was a truly historic day for their beloved club.

Liam O’Connor, 22 from Appley Bridge, said: “It’s absolutely unbelievable, the best day of my life.

“They are absolute heroes, bring on Wembley!”

Malachy Gibbons, 26 from Worsley Hall, said: “The game was epic.

“We went in there as the underdogs on paper however that didn’t phase the team.

“The first half they attacked with confidence and the second half they wouldn’t let Everton back into the game, an absolutely brilliant performance.”

Neil Eccleston from St Helens said: “We were absolutely amazing.

“These are meant to be a big Premier League club but we absolutely played them off the park in the first half. I’m just looking forward to Wembley now, hopefully the whole town will get behind them and take 25-30,000 down there.”

Warren Stazicker, 31 from Orrell, said: “It was a fantastic first half display and 3-0 didnt flatter us.

“In the second half we were disciplined and profesional to keep Everton at bay and make them look very ordinary.

“The team did the town proud. I hope they can put in a few performances like that in the next few home games to set up what could be a very special end to the season.”

Carl Edwards, 42 from Standish, said: “I’ve had some amazing days supporting Wigan but that is probably the best.

“The boys were amazing from 1-11. I can’t believe I’m going to be watching Wigan Athletic at Wembley in the FA Cup.”