Wigan Walkers FC produced an excellent performance to beat long time unbeaten Tranmere Rovers in the 2nd round of the WFA over 50’s national tournament.

They got their tactics spot on from the start and all players deserve credit for sticking to the plan.

We went close a couple of times before Gary Wilkins seized on an error by the keeper to put us 1-0 ahead before the drinks break.

The 1st half continued in the same vein until just on half time a big deflection spun past our keeper and into the net.

The dubious goals panel gave it as in off Tommy Ryan.  😉

2nd half we took the game to them and our pressing forced an error by their defender who played the ball in the box-penalty!

This was scored with aplomb by Gary Wilkins, 2-1 Wigan.

Both sides visibly tired in the scorching heat and both had a few chances, Wigan hitting the post and Dave Malone making a couple of comfortable saves.

A tremendous result and once again well done to all 7 players who all played their part.

The Magnificent 7

Back row : Terry, Dave, John, Tommy & Alan

Front Row : Gary & Frank

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