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Oldham's Season So Far

Latics Look to Improve

6 September 2019

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OLDHAM Athletic find themselves at the wrong end of the Sky Bet League Two table after six games.

The Latics occupy 22nd place, just above the relegation zone, with four points (one win, one draw, four losses), as they head to Home Park on Saturday.

Their season started with three consecutive defeats against Forest Green Rovers, Crewe Alexandra and Bradford City – in that order. In that opening run of games, Oldham scored just one but conceded six.

In their fourth game, they faced current table toppers Exeter City at home and managed to hold The Grecians to a 0-0 draw, becoming only the second side to avoid defeat against Exeter, alongside Swindon Town.

With just a single point heading into the fifth game of the season, Oldham travelled to Cambridge United in the hopes of picking up their first win of the season, and they did. Spanish striker Urko Vera put the Latics ahead just shy of the half hour mark, but Marc Richards equalised for Cambridge United to level the scores at 1-1.

Despite having just 29% of the ball and facing 22 shots, Oldham managed to steal a winner, courtesy of captain David Wheater. This is worth noting for Argyle, who like Cambridge, will be looking to dominate both the possession and shots statistics at home.

The Greens will have to be wary that Oldham managed to turn negative statistics into a positive result away from home. The game finished 2-1 to Oldham.

Now sitting on four points, Oldham hosted Colchester United at home on match-day six. They were unable to take their unbeaten run to three games as they suffered defeat for the first time since the opening three games of the season. Colchester won the game 1-0.

Heading into the game against the Greens, Oldham have scored three goals and conceded eight – compared to Argyle, who have scored ten and conceded six.

Argyle are 16 places above Oldham and have six more points. Depending on results elsewhere, victory for the Pilgrims could see them climb as high as four places, regaining second place. Victory for Oldham could see them rise to 16th, depending on other results and a significant swing in goal difference.


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