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banner Saturday, 17 November, 2001, 18:27 GMT
Wigan 0-1 Canvey Island

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Woeful Wigan had two men sent off and crashed out of the FA Cup to part-timers Canvey Island.

Neil Gregory's late volley sealed victory for the visitors.

Gregory struck with two minutes left as Wigan turned in a horror show only days after a 6-1 win over Stoke City.


It was great for the club and everyone in our area.
Jeff King
Canvey Island manager
Tony Dinning, their record signing from Wolves, was sent off for the second time this season for aiming a kick at Gregory in the 42nd minute.

Lee Ashcroft was dismissed by referee Mark Warren with nine minutes left for his second bookable offence.

Canvey Island, unbeaten in their last 17 matches and currently top of the Ryman Premier League, had a top performer in veteran defender Julian Dicks.

The former West Ham star who was appearing in only his second game since being tempted out of retirement.

Canvey Island keeper Ashley Harrison made a fine double save from Jeff Kenna and Lee McCulloch to keep his side in the game, but Wigan lost their shape after Dinning was dismissed.

Wigan: Stillie, Green, McGibbon, De Zeeuw, Kenna, Dalglish, Ashcroft, Dinning, Kennedy, Liddell, McCulloch. Subs: Tynan, Kilford, Roberts, Mitchell, Nolan.

Canvey Island: Harrison, Dicks, Bodley, Chenery, Smith, Duffy, Knight, Miller, Bennett, Kennedy, Gregory. Subs: Bright, Cobb, Tanner, Thompson, Vaughan.

Referee: M Warren (Walsall).

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Canvey Island's Julian Dicks
"We had nothing to lose"
BBC Sport's Stuart Hall
"Neil Gregory will receive the freedom of Canvey Island"
Canvey Island boss Geoff King
"I'm very proud of my players"
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