Wigan Athletic showed yet again that they are more than capable of competing in this league by mauling Bolton at the Reebok Stadium.

In the hours before the game, there were hundreds of Wigan Athletic fans doing their bit for charity, walking from the DW Stadium to the game in Horwich and collecting over £900 in buckets along the way. Forecasts are saying that the total raised will be in excess of £5,000 once sponsorships are collected and that is a tremendous effort for a little girl who desperately needs support.

A big round of applause must go out to the organisers of this event, the people who took part and also the ones that donated, for those that still want to add to the pot please do so at www.justgiving.com/walk4emma/new.

The game didn’t disappoint either, it was a great display from Latics and but for a wonder goal by Mark Davies spoiling the clean sheet, Bolton only tested Al Al Habsi on one other occasion and the Oman stopper was well up to the test.

Latics on the other hand dominated large parts of the game and could and should have done better than the two goals we did get. Caldwell scored from a corner and McArthur was in the right place at the right time to slot in after Moses’ shot was parried to him.

A mention has to go to the fans that made the trip to the Reebok, they turned out in their numbers, 2,000 voices that really give the team a lift and we can only hope that it will be the same for every game on the run in.

The team will be having a training week in the Middle East this week, getting some sun on their backs and taking on the Oman National team in a testimonial for Ali Al Habsi. It will be good for the lads to get away from the British media for a bit and hopefully it will put them in the right frame of mind to take us to safety.

It is amazing the buzz a win gives you and we are looking for Latics to get more out of the next five or six games, starting with Villa.

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