Marek Stech and Luke Ayling typified the desire Yeovil Town need to cause an upset in the Sky Bet Championship this season according to manager Gary Johnson. A frantic finale at the DW Stadium saw the lead exchanged twice and Wigan Athletic believe they had received a let off having gone 1-0 ahead only to fall 2-1 down and then enter added time 3-2 to the good.
The emotional football rollercoaster called Yeovil Town took another ride not for the faint-hearted tonight (Tuesday, March 18, 2014) with an unbelievable journey of ups and downs at the DW Stadium. Yeovil went into the final ten minutes of their game at FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic trailing 1-0 courtesy of a 56th minute Nick Powell goal. But then came the fun and games of the fairground.
By the time the dust had settled on a quite bonkers finale at the DW Stadium, Wigan’s eight-game winning run was over and Yeovil were celebrating the most dramatic of draws. Five goals in the final 13 minutes saw the game swing in both teams’ favour before Luke Ayling snatched the last of them deep into stoppage time to check Wigan’s playoff charge and earn his side a valuable point in the battle to stay up.
Uwe Rosler admitted Wigan’s incredible 3-3 draw against Yeovil at the DW Stadium contained the most dramatic finale he has ever witnessed. The German is well versed in late, late drama, having been at the Brentford helm when Doncaster won the League One title last year. They did so with a goal which came just seconds after Bees striker Marcello Trotta had missed a penalty with only the width of the crossbar denying them the title.
Luke Ayling’s second senior goal in the fourth minute of added time sealed Yeovil Town a dramatic point at Wigan Athletic to end the hosts’ eight-game winning streak. The Glovers trailed in the Sky Bet Championship clash thanks to their hosts’ 57th minute opener but turned the tables with Ishmael Miller’s late brace. Gary Johnson’s men threatened to throw away points by conceding twice more in a crazy finale before Ayling bundled in a last gasp corner to net a fifth goal in eight minutes.
A last-gasp equaliser by Luke Ayling saw Yeovil claim a memorable 3-3 draw at Wigan in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday night. Latics were hoping to win their ninth straight game in all competitions – which would have been a new benchmark since they entered the Football League in 1978 – and, after Jordi Gomez had a penalty saved by Marek Stech in a flat first half at the DW Stadium on Tuesday night, Nick Powell nodded them ahead just after the break.
Yeovil denied Wigan a record-breaking victory in an extraordinary clash at the DW Stadium as they emerged with a share of the spoils in a contest which had five goals inside the final 12 minutes.
Wigan saw their winning streak brought to an end by relegation-battling Yeovil as they were held to a 3-3 draw following a thrilling finale at the DW Stadium. Despite missing a first-half penalty through Jordi Gomez, Wigan looked on course to record a seventh successive Sky Bet Championship win and ninth in all competitions when Nick Powell put them ahead in the 56th minute. However, Yeovil turned the match on its head when Ishmael Miller curled in two left-footed efforts in the 82nd and 85th minutes, taking his tally to four goals in four games and seemingly putting the Glovers within touching distance of a shock upset.
Five goals in a frantic finale saw the points shared at the DW as Wigan’s charge up the Championship was halted. Latics were cruising at 1-0 heading into the last ten minutes but an Ishmael Miller double turned the game around with just five of those to go.
Manchester Evening News
LATICS saw victory wrestled from their grasp, then snatched it back again, before having to settle for a point following a quite incredible encounter. With eight minutes remaining, and the home side leading 1-0 thanks to Nick Powell’s header, there was no hint of what was to come. Suddenly, two goals in the space of two minutes from Ishmael Miller looked to have secured an unlikely victory for the struggling Glovers.
Latics boss Uwe Rosler saw his side denied a club record ninth straight win and admits he has never seen such a bonkers finish. He said: “We were on our knees in the last 10 minutes and the amount of games showed."