Latics boss makes losing start

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez saw his side crash 1-0 at League Two Crewe on Thursday night in his first friendly match in charge.

Last Updated: 16/07/09 at 22:19 Post Comment

Martinez: Loses first game in charge

Martinez: Loses first game in charge

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Joe Grant's 35th-minute goal, firing home at the second attempt after Chris Kirkland saved, was enough to claim the spoils at Gresty Road.

The Latics fielded several first-team regulars - such as Kirkland, Titus Bramble, Paul Scharner and Charles N'Zogbia - but a second-half effort from substitute Mario Melchiot that hit the post was as close as they came.

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