REPORT: Fleetwood Town 1 Wigan Athletic 1

A stoppage-time equaliser from Ollie Crankshaw gave Wigan Athletic a precious point at Fleetwood that their grit, determination and passion for the shirt undeniably warranted.
Ollie Crankshaw was Latics' hero at FleetwoodOllie Crankshaw was Latics' hero at Fleetwood
Ollie Crankshaw was Latics' hero at Fleetwood

In a game disappointingly low on quality and extremely few in chances, Latics had trailed at the break through Danny Andrew's 35-yard strike that flew past Jamie Jones and into the bottom corner.

But the visitors dug in and continued to restrict their promotion-chasing opponents to very little in the way of goalmouth action.

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And after knocking on the door through the second period - without ever really looking like forcing a breakthrough - they were rewarded in the first of six added minutes.

Curtis Tilt won the header at a corner which allowed Will Keane a free hit at goal from close range.

The volley was pinged straight at Fleetwood goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler, who could only parry out to Crankshaw - just on for Kyle Joseph - who headed home from six yards.

Still there was time for more drama, however, with Fleetwood forward Paddy Madden racing clean through three minutes later.

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However, thankfully for Latics, Jones pulled off a magnificent left-handed save to ensure honours ended even.

Latics are now two points ahead of rock-bottom Burton and, crucially, only three points adrift of safety, ahead of the Boxing Day visit of fourth-bottom Shrewsbury.

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