26th October 1991
Ball bounces his Southern softies.
FORMER Everton star, Alan Ball, watched his clut. Exeter City crash 4-1 at Wigan then judged the difference between the two sides as "North v Soft South". "We lay down, we didn't lose the game. It wasn't the goals as such, it was the whole performance of the team" he concluded. After drawing the previous Saturday at Birmingham, Wigan were looking for another cred- itable result-and their first win after a 13 match run without victory. The floodgates were opened when Alan Johnson stole through the defence and scored just after the half hour. Although the visitors drew level within 10 minutes it was Wigan's day. Gary Powell snatched the second before the hour, then on loan Dean Connolly widened the gap with a goal. The final nail in the coffin was when Liverpool lad Phil Daley headed home 10 minutes before the final whistle. Wigan had good reason to rejoice after a fine afternoon's work, but sadly the crowd of under 1,800 was their lowest ever league gate.
Johnson 31, Powell 57, Connelly 73 Daley 80