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Crewe Defeat Wigan In Friendly

Crewe Defeat Wigan In Friendly

A first half Joel Grant goal was enough to give Crewe the win over Wigan in tonight's pre-season friendly.

Both sides fielded strong teams for the game, with Premiership Wigan fielding a different 11 either half. Gudjon opted for what would seem to be his current best 11, including Adam Legzdins in goal, with trialists Floibert N'Galula and Nathan Koo-Boothe on the bench.

A good performance by the Alex was topped off ten minutes before the break by Joel Grant. The former Aldershot man fired past Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland at the second time of trying.

Both N'Galula and Koo-Boothe managed at least 20 minutes each in the match as they attempt to earn themselves a contract.

The win gives us a 100% record in pre-season so far after the 7-0 thrashing of Newcastle Town a couple of weeks ago. Next up for us is Nantwich away, we face the Dabbers on Sunday at 3pm.

2063 Attendance (274 from Wigan)

Crewe
Adam Legzdins, John Brayford, Billy Jones, Mat Mitchel-King, Danny O'Donnell, Patrick Ada, Clayton Donaldson, Steven Schumacher, Anthony Elding, Calvin Zola, Joel Grant

Substitutes
Byron Moore, Steve Collis, Shaun Miller, Ashley Westwood, Luke Murphy, Floibert N'Galula, Nathan Koo-Boothe, Matt Tootle

Wigan 1st half
Chris Kirkland, Curtis Obeng, Titus Bramble, Paul Scharner, Jordan Mustoe, Ben Watson, Jon Routledge, Charles N'Zogbia, Oliver Kapo, Daniel De Ridder, Tomasz Cywka

Wigan 2nd half
Mike Pollitt, Mario Melchiot, Emerson Boyce, Erik Edman, Joe Holt, Michael Brown, Jordi Gomez, Jason Koumas, Thomas Kupisz, Rachid Bouaouzan

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Writer:Dink
Date:Thursday July 16 2009
Time: 10:02PM

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thats a great result against a great wigan side
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