Wigan noticed their winless sequence prolong to 12 matches after taking part in out a goalless League One draw at dwelling to fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers.
Either side got here near opening the scoring within the area of a minute within the opening phases.
First, Wigan’s Thelo Aasgaard was inches away from ending off Tom Pearce’s very good supply.
Then, on the different finish, Rovers ahead Sam Nicholson rounded Jamie Jones, however Curtis Tilt in some way bought again to clear twice off the road.
Wigan had been screaming for a penalty when Chris Merrie gave the impression to be the sufferer of a excessive foot within the Rovers penalty space, just for the official to present the choice the opposite manner.
And the house facet threatened once more earlier than the interval when a Pearce cross evaded Aasgaard and Kyle Joseph couldn’t get sufficient energy on the header.
Rovers had been content material to play on the break and Luke McCormick tried his luck from distance shortly after the restart, though it was all the time a yard too excessive.
Wigan created half an opportunity when a long-range free-kick from Tom James was spilled by Anssi Jaakkola, who regathered earlier than any of the attackers may pounce.
However Rovers had been inches away from a late winner by way of Josh Barrett, whose curling effort, through a slight deflection, fizzed solely inches large of the far put up.
Match report provided by PA Media.
- 4TiltBooked at 61mins
- 23MerrieBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMcHughat 83′minutes
- 24PerryBooked at 88mins
- 30AasgaardSubstituted forCrankshawat 90′minutes
- 22HareBooked at 76minsSubstituted forKilgourat 78′minutes
- 14McCormickSubstituted forWestbrookeat 66′minutes
- 41OztumerSubstituted forWalkerat 65′minutes
- 47KoikiSubstituted forBarrettat 65′minutes
- 1van Stappershoef
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Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Bristol Rovers 0.
Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Bristol Rovers 0.
Try blocked. Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Josh Grant with a headed go.
Hand ball by Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers).
Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Kyle Joseph (Wigan Athletic).
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Oliver Crankshaw replaces Thelo Aasgaard.
Alex Perry (Wigan Athletic) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Sam Nicholson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Alex Perry (Wigan Athletic).
Try blocked. Zain Walker (Bristol Rovers) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Alfie Kilgour.
Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).
Nook, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Tom James.
Try blocked. Josh Barrett (Bristol Rovers) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Sam Nicholson.
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Harry McHugh replaces Chris Merrie.
Nook, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Luke Leahy.
Foul by Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers).
Thelo Aasgaard (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alfie Kilgour replaces Josh Hare.