Lang brace ends U’s cup dreams

Colchester United v Wigan Athletic – Emirates FA Cup Second Round – JobServe Community Stadium – Report

Colchester United 1-2 Wigan Athletic

A goal in each half from Wigan Athletic’s Callum Lang proved decisive as Colchester United’s Emirates FA Cup ambitions were concluded following this hard-fought tie at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Lang profited at teh far post after former U’s man, Gavin Massey had fashioned an opening midway through the opening period. And although Freddie Sears equalised for the home side in first-half stoppage time, Lang struck again fifteen minutes from time to send the Latics through.

Colchester can consider themselves unlucky not to have forced a replay. Sears and Sylvester Jasper went close for Hayden Mullins’ side.

The U’s return to Sky Bet League Two action on Wednesday, December 8 when they face Bradford City at Valley Parade (7:45pm).

Colchester United: Turner, Chambers, Smith, Skuse (Cooper 83′), Judge (Wiredu 72′), Sears, Chilvers, Jasper, Dobra (Tovide 83), Tchamadeu, Coxe Subs not used: Gerken, McCoulsky, Daniels, Hutchinson, Marshall Miranda, Beadle

Wigan Athletic: Jamie Jones, Watts, Pearce (McClean 76′), Whatmough, Cousins (Naylor 65′), Power, Keane, Massey (Edwards 76′), Kerr (Darikwa 65′), Lang, Humphrys (Jordan Jones 76′) Subs not used: Amos, Tilt, Bayliss, Aasgaard

Referee: Carl Brook
Assistants: Geoffrey Russell and Michael Chard
Fourth Official: Scott Williams

Attendance: 2,056

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Brian Jeeves

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