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REPORT: LATICS 4 WREXHAM 0

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16:10 27th August 2013

by Nick Taylor

A Guillermo Andres hat-trick sinks Wrexham as Thomas Rogne plays 90 minutes.

WIGAN ATHLETIC 4
Andres 17, 65, 79
Boothman 77

WREXHAM 0

Latics cruised through their third Central League game of the season with Spanish striker Guillermo Andres taking home the match ball while Steven Boothman bagged the goal of the game with a sweet left footed strike from 25 yards.

The victory marks the Development Squad's third win from three games with goalkeeper Lee Nicholls and his defence yet to concede a single goal.

First team squad members Juan Carlos Garcia, Nouha Dicko and most notably Rogne all played 90 minutes, with the Norwegian defender completing his first full game for the club following his pre-season injury.

Latics started the game with real promise as they attacked in numbers with Adam Buxton feeding the ball into the area aiming for his forwards on a number of occasions in a delightful display.

Dicko and Andres threatened in the opening 10 minutes but it took until the 17th for the tricky Spaniard to net his first of the game.

It was some goal to start proceedings as he found some space 20 yards from goal and whipped the ball around a defender into the top corner, leaving Wrexham goalkeeper Andy Coughline no chance.

Chances continued to be carved out and just after the half an hour mark Joey Johnson came close to replicating Andres' opening goal but this time Coughline leaped high to push the ball around the post.

French winger Dicko caused Wrexham's defence all sorts of problems but often found himself being flagged for offside.

With four minutes of the first half left a third Dicko shot within the space of seven minutes was parried by Coughline but fell agonisingly behind Andres who couldn't quite drag his foot back to finish into an empty net.

The heat was turned up in the second half with a few heavy challenges coming in from Wrexham midfielders but Latics ignored that and continued to search for more goals, with Andres seeing a close range effort deflected just wide after 10 minutes.

It took 10 more minutes for Andres to finally get his second as Danny Redmond fed the ball into the area down the right hand side and the striker duly obliged by firing the ball underneath the goalkeeper.

The game was taken up a gear by the hosts from then on as Steven Boothman began his search for a goal with a couple of long range attempts.

He didn't have to wait long to notch his first goal of the season as Wrexham backed off giving the midfielder space to shoot as he whipped in a brilliant left footed effort through bodies and into the bottom corner.

Two minutes later Andres stole the show with his hat-trick goal.

It was another excellent piece of movement to get on the end of a slipped pass into the area and it was an almost carbon copy finish to his second goal as Latics romped into a 4-0 lead.

With five minutes to go Ryan Meadows came on to replace Andres, who received a standing ovation from the 50 or so spectators in attendance and from his own substitutes bench.

Latics dominated from start to finish, controlling the ball in midfield, finishing with precision and more importantly defending the aerial Wrexham threat with dominance from centre backs Rogne and Rob Kiernan.

Latics: Nicholls, Buxton, Garcia, Kiernan, Rogne, Redmond, Johnson, Fyvie, Dicko, Andres (Meadows 85), Boothman
Unused subs: Marosi, Mustoe, Ainscough, Bingham, Langley, Wilson

Wrexham: Coughline, Parle, Stevens, Clowes, Creighton (White 63), Royal, Cieslewicz, Hunt, Ogleby, Anyinsah, Rushton
Unused subs: Smith, Hodgkin, Weaver, Bailey-Jones

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