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01 March 2022 Venue Christopher Park Attendance

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U23s report: Wigan 0-0 Owls

1 March 2022

The Owls Under-23s played out a goalless draw against ten-man Wigan on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s clash with the Latics was originally due to take place on Monday at Christopher Park but was pushed back 24 hours because of a waterlogged pitch.

The game saw Wigan midfielder Chris Sze shown a straight red card after 34 minutes for a high challenge on Lewis Farmer but the Latics managed to hold out for a point.

With the first team in action against Burton later in the evening, there were no senior players included in Neil Thompson’s squad.

Three Under-18s were named on the bench – defender Josh Ashman, 18s skipper Caelan Kilheeney and striker Bailey Cadamarteri.

The home side began the game on the front foot as Sze almost gave the hosts a perfect start but saw his strike inside the box superbly blocked by David Agbontohoma.

Josh Render produced an outstanding save to keep out a Charlie Hughes header from Tom Pearce’s corner before Wigan’s early momentum was brought to an abrupt halt following the dismissal of Sze.

There were few complaints surrounding decision after the midfielder was both late and high on Farmer.

Wednesday were first to show after the interval as Farmer saw a speculative effort sail just over the crossbar.

The numerical advantage for the Owls became more apparent as the second half progressed with Wednesday piling on the pressure.

Hughes was to thank for keeping Wigan on level terms after blocking Will Trueman’s goal bound effort from Josh Dawodu’s centre.

Cadamarteri, who had replaced Farmer earlier in the second period, saw his close range header go just over from Declan Thompson’s delivery moments before Basile Zottos’s fierce near post strike was kept out by Latics keeper Sam Tickle.

Try as they might, the Owls could not break the deadlock despite a late rally.

Agbontohoma tried his luck from range but his effort flew over the bar and then Jay Glover’s centre from the left was glanced wide by Charles Hagan right at the last as the Owls were left frustrated with a point.

Owls: Render, Boateng (Dawodu 65), Agbontohoma, Thompson, Galvin, Aguas, Farmer (Cadamarteri 55), Glover, Trueman (Ashman 87), Zottos, Hagan

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