Donny 1 – 4 Wigan Athletic CL Match Report
League One – KEEPMOAT STADIUM
Saturday 10th April 2021
1 – 4
A fine first half display from Wigan Athletic set the scene for an important win at The Keepmoat Stadium as they came away 4-1 winners to give their survival hopes a massive boost.
A goal from Joe Dodoo after just three minutes was the perfect start with the Ghanaian striker smashing home from 12 yards after a cross from Lee Evans, before Thelo Aasgaard doubled the lead on the 15 minute mark. A Lee Evans corner missed the head of Curtis Tilt, but Doncaster failed to clear and the Norwegian drilled home right footed.
The home side rarely threatened that they were going to get back into the game and shortly after the half hour mark Viv Solomon-Otabor had made it 3-0. Will Keane drove towards goal from 30 yards out before feeding Solomon-Otabor inside the area who couldn’t miss.
Looking to see the half out, Latics were pegged back slightly when Taylor Richards’ shot beat Jamie Jones in first half stoppage time to give the Rovers a lifeline from their first shot on target, but the damage was already done.
The second half was a more balanced affair, but Latics never looked in danger of surrendering their lead despite a few chances for the home side and even carved out a number of chances themselves with Aasgaard and Dodoo both looking to double their tally for the afternoon.
Just as the game looked to be stuttering to a close, Dodoo found Will Keane in the area and the former Manchester United striker smoothly tapped home to make it 4-1 with 9 minutes left to play and made sure the points returned down the M62.
The win lifts Latics to 21st in the table, 1 point behind Wimbledon (who have played a game less) and 2 behind Northampton (who have played a game more) who face the top 3 sides away from home in their remaining 6 games.
By A Conroy
Cockney Latic MOM: AASGUARD
Referee: Alan Young (7/10)
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