Latics see off stags
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Jewell was hoping his side would bounce back from Saturday's defeat at Swindon Town and they did not let him down at Field Mill.
Goals from Nathan Ellington (pictured) and Andy Liddell gave the Latics the points despite Iyseden Christie reducing the arrears for the hosts.
Despite Mansfield having the better of the early exchanges, 'The Duke' put Wigan ahead on 39 minutes when he collected Lee McCulloch's through ball before waltzing round Kevin Pilkington and slotting home.
Andy Liddell made it two a couple of minutes before the interval although Iyseden Christie pulled one back for the Stags after 50 minutes.
Wigan are now a massive 12 points ahead of Crewe in second place and have a 14-point cushion in the automatic play-off positions.
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