Latics come from behind

Last updated : 07 January 2007 By The Chairman
The Latics had to come from behind to snatch a replay in their FA Cup game at Molineux. The visitors took the lead through an early Paul Warne goal but found themselves 2-1 down at half time. Super-sub Chris "I can score in the FA Cup" Hall headed an equaliser with just twelve minutes remaining to send the 3,000 plus travelling army into raptures.

Manager John Sheridan told the official site, "I thought we deserved a draw. We matched them for the first fifteen to twenty minutes and, obviously, to go one-nil up was pleasing. After that though, Wolves passing and movement was excellent. We sat back a little and they took over the game. You're still in with a shout at half time though, and I told the lads that in the dressing room. I tried to stay positive and get some belief into them and they went out there and proved themselves. I changed one or two things around at half time and I felt we had to get in and around them more. We did that and didn't let them pass the ball around. The lads went back out, showed character and belief, and matched them. They did themselves proud. The effort was different class and I'm very proud of my players."

"This is a great result. Our second-half performance against a very good team deserved something. This game was a good test. We've got something out of it and got them back to our place and full credit to the lads for the effort they put in. Chris coming on was the turning point of the game. He gave us some height and aggression up front and things started sticking a bit more for us up there. Full credit to Chris for his goal too. It was a great ball from Lids and being aggressive in the box is what Chris is good at. He was always a threat up front with his pace and scored a great goal. The fans were different class once again as well. There was plenty of cheering and I'm pleased we've given them something to shout about. It's great for them to get excited and I think they saw the effort the team put in. Now they've got a great game to look forward to in the replay."