Top two for Tics as they beat Doncaster Rovers

By Charlotte Atherton, Wigan Athletic writer

Wigan Athletic move into the automatic promotion places after a Will Keane double saw them overcome Doncaster Rovers at the DW Stadium.

The visitors opened the scoring on Saturday afternoon after Tommy Rowe found the back of the net 22 minutes into the match.

Wigan reacted well to going behind and just two minutes later found themselves back on level terms thanks to a powerful header from Will Keane.

Keane put the Latics ahead just after half-time as he once again found the back of the net to ensure his side secured all three points.

Wigan started the game confidently and that was there for all to see when Callum Lang fired a long range effort just over the bar in the opening stages of the match.

Doncaster had the next real chance when two ex-Wigan players looked to link up well as Kyle Knoyle rolled a ball across the box for Joe Dodoo, but he was a fraction too late to the ball.

The visitors took the lead soon after when a lapse in concentration from the Wigan defence allowed Dodoo to work an overhead kick into the box which landed perfectly for Rowe to fire home on the volley.

Wigan were not behind for long after Max Power whipped an inviting free-kick into the box for Keane to head the Latics back on level terms.

The Latics came close to taking the lead after Jack Whatmough headed a wayward corner across the goal for Kell Watts to meet, but his effort was tipped just over the bar by Pontus Dahlberg in the Doncaster net.

From the resulting corner, Tom Naylor had a chance to convert a teasing delivery from Max Power but his effort was headed just over the bar.

Watts was denied another opportunity in almost identical fashion early in the second half as Power’s free-kick met his head only to be tipped over the bar once again by Dahlberg.

Wigan took the lead in the 53rd minute as Charlie Wyke linked up well with Power whose delivery met the head of Lang and fell perfectly into the path of Keane who was able to fire Wigan in front.

Lang tried hard to bag another for Wigan with a long range shot from distance but it fell straight into the hands of Dahlberg.

In the end the two goals from Wigan was enough to secure all three points and leaves the Latics sitting pretty in second place.





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