REPORT: AFC Fylde 0 Wigan Athletic 1

A rocket of a free-kick from Stephen Humphrys gave Wigan Athletic a second successive pre-season win at AFC Fylde.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 9:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 9:24 pm
Charlie Wyke in action for Latics at Fylde

The summer signing from Rochdale had only just come on to the field as a half-time substitute when he was brought down 25 yards from the Fylde goal.

And he exacted the perfect revenge with a thunderbolt of a set-piece that flew into the roof of the net.

Latics - again fielding virtually a team in either half - could have been two goals up inside 10 minutes.

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Both chances fell to marquee recruit Charlie Wyke, but his first header was just over, and the second was brilliantly saved at point-blank range by Chris Neal.

The home side - featuring Latics old-boys David Perkins, Emeka Obi and Luke Burke, and coached from the sidelines by ex-Latics Under-23 boss Nick Chadwick - provided spirited opposition throughout.

Latics: Jones; Darikwa, Whatmough, Long, Pearce; Naylor, Cousins; Trialist, Keane, Edwards; Wyke.

Subs: Amos, Tickle, Robinson, Lloyd, Carragher, Trialist, Power, Aasgaard, Smith, McGee, Pinnington, Trialist, Lang, Humphrys, Costello.

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