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06 April 2019 Venue JobServe Community Stadium Attendance

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MATCH PREVIEW: Colchester United vs. Oldham Athletic

5 April 2019

Oldham Athletic are looking for three wins on the bounce as they make the long trip to Colchester United this weekend in the Sky Bet League Two fixture (3pm).

Latics come into the game after dispatching both Grimsby Town and Tranmere Rovers over the past week, but Head Coach Pete Wild isn’t getting too carried away.

“It won't be an easy task and the good thing is that we're playing teams in and around us, so it's a testing time for us which will show what we're made of.” He said.

“They've had a really good season, so we go there maybe as the underdogs, but we're confident and really keen to get a result to keep pushing the season along.

“It's usually a tight affair against Colchester, but we'll go there with a positive mindset and we're going there to win the game.”

A win for Latics would maintain Wild’s hopes of a top half finish, but they’ll have to do it without Zak Dearnley who has picked up a knock in recent weeks.

Dan Gardner is still out with a long-term injury and Jose Baxter serves the last of his three-game ban.

However, Latics are boosted with the return of Dapo Afolayan who has recovered from a shoulder injury he picked up against Lincoln City.

Our opponents Colchester are currently sat just outside the playoffs after ending a three-game losing streak with a 0-1 win at Cambridge United last Saturday.

Colchester have no fresh injury concerns, but midfielder Tom Lapsile will most likely miss out with a knock.

Forward Frank Nouble will be back in contention for The U’s after serving a suspension.

The sides last met in the reverse fixture where a brace from Sam Surridge and a goal from Peter Clarke rescued a point for Latics in a 3-3 draw.

In fact, four of the last five meetings between the two sides have ended in draws.

Latics’ last win at Colchester came in April 2014 in a 0-1 win thanks to a goal from Connor Brown.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 12/5 to beat Colchester United.

Dom Shaw and Roy Butterworth will be on commentary on iFollow Latics for supporters who cannot make the game.

To subscribe to the iFollow Latics click this link.

Alternatively, supporters can follow the game with live updates on the club’s official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC.

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MATCH REPORT: Another Two Goals And A Clean Sheet

Colchester United 0-2 Oldham Athletic

6 April 2019

First-half goals from Alex Iacovitti and Callum Lang made it three wins on the bounce for Latics after also a terrific defensive display in the second-half.

Head Coach Pete Wild named an unchanged starting line-up once again and it would prove fruitful as the side started the stronger away from home.

A couple of minutes in Lang found Hamer on the edge of the box who connected well with the ball, his effort just going wide of the top-left corner. 

Then on the fifth minute the lads in Tangerine took the lead. Nepomuceno with the corner on the right found Lang at the back post. His knock-down then fell to Clarke, his shot then went into the path of Iacovitti who shot across goal from close range.

Shortly after Oldham found themselvs two goals in front when the U's gifted the ball to the in-form Lang. A hard back-pass couldn't be controlled by Barnes in the Colchester goal. Instead of stopping a corner he gave the ball to the on-loan attacker and duly accepted the offer to curl it into the bottom corner.

On the 21st minute Lang nearly doubled his tally but the U's keeper pulled off a brilliant instinctive save to his left to redeem some pride.

Minutes later and Missilou drilled a shot from range that stung the hands of Barnes after Colchester failed to clear three successive corners to keep Latics in total domination in the early stages.

The first real chance for the hosts came on the half-hour mark when Vincent-Young cut inside from the left. His effort fell straight into the hands of Iversen.

As the opening 45-minutes came to a quiety end Colchester tried to increase the pressure on the Oldham goal as penalty appeals were waved away from referee Swabey.

The last bit of action save Senior break on Latics after collecting the ball but Edmundson did enough to put the winger off balance.

As the light drizzle on a cold afternoon in Essex eased up for the second-half it was John McGreal's side who started the stronger to try and reduce the deficit.

A good spell of pressure for the hosts saw corner after corner for the home side but Iversen held onto the ball after Norris rose highest to head on target.

As Colchester took it up a gear the Oldham defence stood resolute, but on the hour mark it was Lang who tried to make something out of nothing. His shot from outside of the box took a bobble and Barnes had to push away a troubling effort.

With not much action apart from the U's trying to find their way through, it was substitute Nouble who had a golden chance to get a goal back for the home side. He failed to direct the ball on target from a couple of yards out after a low shot was fired in.

As the game entered the final ten-minutes it was Iversen who was called into action again, stopping a free-kick from Dickenson nestling into the top right.

The pressure kept piling on the Oldham defence but block after block they kept Colchester at bay to record another professional performance and important confidence boosting result. 

Attendance: 3,975 (254 Latics Fans)

Colchester United
Barnes, Jackson, Lapslie (71' Dickenson), Prosser, Kent, Senior, Norris (64' Mandron), Szmodics, Vincent-Young, Stevenson, Eisa (45' Nouble).

Oldham Athletic
Iversen, Edmundson, Iacovitti, O'Grady, Missilou (76' Sylla), Lang, Branger-Engone (65' Afolayan), Clarke (C), Nepomuceno, Maouche, Hamer.

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AWAY TICKET NEWS: Colchester United Week Advance Tickets

28 March 2019

Tickets for Oldham Athletic’s game at Colchester United are still on sale as part of the hosts progressive pricing.

Latics travel to the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday, April 6 (3pm).

The club have received an initial allocation of 286 tickets. The early bird price has now finished and instead a 'week advance' sale between 28th March and 5th April has started. Tickets have slightly risen in cost but are still cheaper than the matchday price.

Here are the prices:

Adult: £22

Concession: £16

U18: £11.50

U14: £5

U11: FOC
Additional U11: £2

Ambulant disabled supporters pay relevant concession price plus carer free of charge.

Please note that ID may be required when purchasing a ticket.

Supporters can also purchase tickets online here.

Tickets will go off sale on Friday, April 5 at 3pm.

Here are the details for the supporters’ coach:

Departs: 8:00am
Adults: £30
Under 18: £25

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please call 0161 785 5150 or email supporter.services@oldhamathletic.co.uk.

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