It’s the moment every young footballer dreams of and 17-year-old Joe Gelhardt got to live it out when he scored Wigan’s equaliser and his first goal in senior football to earn a 2-2 draw away at Hull City.
The England Under 18 international,was introduced as a second half substitute and didn’t disappointment, sending Latics’ supporters home with smiles on their faces, none of which will have been as big as that of the smile on his own.
Latics initially had the lead in the contest through Chey Dunkley’s first ever Sky Bet Championship goal, but a first half salvo from Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki pushed the hosts ahead,
In League One,both Bolton and Rochdale got hit for six.Brian Barry-Murphy says his Rochdale players will put Saturday’s heavy defeat at Peterborough United behind them ahead of tomorrow’s game against Lincoln City.
Ivan Toney netted a hattrick for Peterborogh osh in the victory, while Marcus Maddison grabbed a brace and Mo Eisa scored the other.
A clinical Peterborough took a 3-0 Dale lead into the break, despite Dale enjoying the lion’s share of possession and playing the better of the football in the first half.
Bolton Wanderers taking the lead early on in the contest against Rotherham in a starting line up that involving six debutants.Thibaud Verlinden put the visitors in front with a debut goal only for strikes by Freddie Ladapo (2), Carlton Morris (2), Ben Wiles and Jack Hastie to send the Millers home with the points.
Salford City fell to a second defeat of the season at home to Cheltenham Town on Saturday afternoon.Ryan Broom scored a goal in each half for the visitors to give them their first away win since March.
Finally Oldham’s Laurent Banide cut a frustrated figure after seeing his Oldham Athletic side draw 2-2 with Grimsby Town on Saturday.
Christopher Missilou and Filipe Morais put Latics in control at 2-0, but a late fightback, including a 90th minute equaliser meant both teams would take a share of the spoils.
Banide was happy with the performance on the whole, but he wasn’t pleased with the way Latics saw out the game.