DAMP SQUIB TURNS INTO ROAR­ING CLASH

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

WHERE did that come from? Just be­fore half­time, you could’ve played a de­cent game of Chi­nese whis­pers at the Proact.

With chances scarce and the at­mos­phere damp­ened by Liam O’Neil’s in­jury, a dull draw or tight vic­tory looked the only likely out­come.

Thank good­ness then, for a sen­sa­tional sec­ond half. Ch­ester­field will be sick to their socks af­ter dom­i­nat­ing play and lead­ing 2-0. Had the game fin­ished that way, Wi­gan could not have com­plained, es­pe­cially with Dan Gard­ner in such sparkling form.

But the Lat­ics - rel­e­gated in May - still have Cham­pi­onship qual­ity and it even­tu­ally came to the fore. If they can play the way they did in the last ten min­utes - with ag­gres­sion, pur­pose and pace down the flanks - they will be in con­tention for an im­me­di­ate re­turn to the sec­ond tier.

If they play with the same turgid dis­in­ter­est as the first 80, bet­ter teams than Ch­ester­field will take them to the clean­ers.

STAR MAN DAN GARDN

ER Cheste

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