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Jamie's Spot On Comeback

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15:37 11th December 2012

O'Hara on target in friendly draw.

Jamie O’Hara marked his comeback by converting a penalty in the behind closed doors friendly with Wigan Athletic at Compton Park.

The midfielder, who has been out of the game since March with pelvic and groin problems, played for the first half of the game with no ill-effects.

In the early stages of the game, headers from Georg Margreitter and Ronald Zuber were close before O’Hara was tripped in the box by Josh Langley in the 14th minute. O’Hara picked himself up and drilled home the spot kick (pictured).

Three minutes later the visiting defence failed to clear Anthony Forde’s low cross and Frank Nouble had little trouble in converting from ten-yards out.

Wigan had the chance of cutting the deficit before the break when Margreitter was adjudged to have fouled Edu but Dorus De Vries guessed correctly as he dived to his right to save.

After the break Eggert Jonsson fired over the bar and Forde’s free-kick was saved before Jonsson was wide from the edge of the box after a defender had headed out a centre from substitute Johnny Gorman.

On 82 minutes Callum Morris squeezed home a low drive and two minutes later, Guillermo Andres levelled the scored with a dipping effort from 25-yards that went over the head of De Vries.

Wolves: De Vries, Stearman (Kostrna 45), Davis (Price 45), Margreitter, Batth, Zubar, Pennant (Jakobson 45), Jonsson, Nouble, O’Hara (McAlinden 45) (Gorman 60), Forde.    

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