Wigan Athletic have 'stopped the rot', insists Curtis Tilt
Curtis Tilt believes the battling point against Plymouth has 'stopped the rot' for Wigan Athletic.
And after halting a sequence of four defeats in a row, Tilt hopes Will Keane's second-half equaliser - which secured a thoroughly deserved draw - will prove to be a watershed moment.
“We’ve stopped the rot of losing after we’ve lost a few on the bounce," said the on-loan Rotherham man.
"I feel like we’ve played all right in games. We just needed a bit of luck.
"Now that’s stopped and we’ve got the draw, and now we need to build on that and get our way up the table."
It was a real game of two halves at the DW, with Plymouth dominating the opening 45 minutes and unfortunate to only lead through Ryan Hardie's chip.
But the second period was all Latics and, after Lee Evans saw a goal controversially chalked off, Keane headed home Kal Naismi8th's inviting delivery.
“I think in the first half we showed them a little too much respect by letting them play out," acknowledged Tilt.
“We got in at half-time and the management staff got into us.
"Second half we came out, stayed high and pressed them high, showed them no respect and I think we ran all over them.
“Will took his goal well, and I just think we need to start games the way we end them.
"The three games I’ve been in we’ve always been playing better in the second half, but if we go like that from minute one we’ll be all right."
Tilt was also impressed by youngster Adam Long, who took over at centre-back from the injured Darnell Johnson at the break and put in a fantastic shift.
“Longy came in and did great," added his central defensive partner.
“He made some great blocks and did really well as a young lad stepping in with no fear."