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Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW: Morecambe FC vs. Oldham Athletic

24 August 2018

Oldham Athletic travel to the Globe Arena this Saturday afternoon to take on Morecambe FC (3pm kick off).

Latics go into the game unbeaten in three games after Tuesday’s draw with Yeovil Town where as the hosts claimed their first points of the season after beating Northampton Town midweek.

This will be the first league meeting between the sides, however there was a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy fixture between the sides in 2009 which Morecambe won on penalties.

Manager Frankie Bunn believes his side can get momentum going after beginning the season with key players missing.

“I think we're getting better each week, we had a team in mind during pre-season which ran really well then we picked up a few injuries at the worst time 24 hours before a game.”

“That wasn't easy to deal with, but we’ve come through that period now and we're better for it.”

Latics will still be without Sam Surridge, Cameron Dummigan and Ousmane Fane out injured and Giles Coke faces a late fitness test to see if he has recovered in time.

Callum Lang could feature against The Shrimps, the club he was on loan at last season.

Morecambe will be looking to extend on their win over Northampton, but they will have to do it without the experienced goalkeeper Barry Roche who was sent off in that game.

New signing AJ Leitch-Smith got the only goal as Morecambe held on for the victory after Roche was sent off with five minutes to go.

Oldham are priced at 5/4 with Sky Bet to beat Morecambe tomorrow afternoon.

Sam Rosbottom 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.

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Latics Claim First Away Win At Morecambe FC

25 August 2018

Two quick fire first half goals from Chris O’Grady and Gevaro Nepomuceno handed Latics the three points at the Globe Arena.

It was a quiet start to the game with both defences seemingly in charge of the contest.

Morecambe had the first chance after a quick free kick caught out Latics, but Rhys Oates could only find the side netting when released into the box.

The game suddenly came to life after Oldham scored two goals in as many minutes through O’Grady and Nepomuceno.

Morecambe couldn’t defend a Rob Hunt ball in from the right and O’Grady volleyed home past Mark Halstead in the hosts’ goal.

The same build from Oldham worked a minute later as Hunt’s ball was headed up into the air by Zak Mills and Nepomuceno reacted quickest to smash it into the net.

Morecambe almost halved the deficit as Josef Yarney rose highest from a corner, but Daniel Iversen saved brilliantly low to his right.

Latics had to dig deep in the second half and Frankie Bunn was thankful for the form of Iversen in goal.

Liam Mandeville cut inside from the left and forced another great save from the Dane, diving to his left.

Oldham almost had a third when an Andy Taylor freekick whipped in from the right which resulted in a goalmouth scramble, but somehow it ended up cleared away when it looked set to be a goal.

A-Jay Leitch-Smith found himself one on one moments later after a mistake from Peter Clarke, but Iversen spread himself well to deny the striker.

Then came the moment of the game and an unbelievable piece of goalkeeping from Iversen.

The ball came in from the left onto the head of substitute Kevin Ellison about two yards out and Iversen somehow manged to tip it away low to his right to the astonishment of the Morecambe fans.

Latics managed to hold on to take all three points and extend the unbeaten run to four games.

Attendance: 3050 (Away 1638)

Morecambe Line Up:

Halstead, Mills, Conlan, Old, Fleming, Oswell (Oliver 71’), Yarney, Wildig ©, Mandeville, Oates (Ellison 79’), Leitch-Smith

Oldham Athletic Line Up:

Iversen, Hunt, Edmundson, Clarke ©, Taylor, Branger-Engone (Graham), Gardner, Missilou (Maouche 83’), Nepomuceno, Baxter (Lang 63’), O’Grady

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Ticket News

AWAY TICKET NEWS: Last Chance For Season Card Holders To Get Morecambe FC Tickets Before General Sale

16 August 2018

It’s the last chance for season card holders to purchase their tickets for Oldham Athletic’s away game at Morecambe FC before they go on general sale on Saturday, August 18.

Latics travel to the Globe Area to take on Morecambe on Saturday, August 25 (3pm kick off).

Supporters will be situated in the Bay Radio Stand and the PMG Stand A and B.

A total of 1,770 tickets have been allocated for Oldham supporters.

It is limited to one ticket per Season Card holder before they go on general sale on Saturday, August 18 at 10:00am.

Here at the prices:

Bay Radio Stand (Standing)

Adult - £17
Concession (65 and over): £14
Young Adult (18-22 & Students*): £10
Junior (Under 18): £5
Under 11: One free with a paying adult/concession

PMG Stand A and B (Seating)

Adult: £21
Concession: £17
Young Adult (18-22 & Students*): £15
Junior (Under 18): £6
Under 11:  One free with a paying adult/concession

*Each paying adult or concession can have one free under 11 ticket, any additional children pay the junior rate. Students must be in full time education. Under 14’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Supporters will only be able to purchase a ticket matching the category of their Season Card.

A limited number of tickets are available for supporters who require wheelchair accessible seating.

Disabled fans pay the concession rate, or the relevant lower category and a carer ticket is free of charge.

The ticket office opening times are:

Thursday, August 16: 9am-5pm
Friday, August 17: 9am-5pm
Saturday, August 18: 10am-3pm

Here are the supporters' coach details:
Departs: 11:30am
Adults: £15
Under 18: £10

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please call 0161 785 5150 or email


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