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Walsall vs. Latics

Sky Bet League Two - Matchday 35

15 March 2022

© Eddie Garvey

Latics travel to Walsall for a key midweek Sky Bet League Two fixture tonight (7:45pm KO).

Last time out for a bitter blow for John Sheridan’s men as they conceded another goal deep into stoppage time to ensure they left the County Ground empty handed.


Form Guide

Oldham’s opposition come into this game on an impressive run of form.

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With just one defeat from their previous seven outings, Walsall present a tough task for Latics who are looking to get back to winning ways on the road.

A solid 1-0 triumph last time out against promotion chasing Sutton United came following back to back 1-1 draws.

This much improved run came on the back of seven straight league losses, a run that had Walsall looking over their shoulders at the bottom two.

It is safe to say that those thoughts are but just a distant memory for them now as they sit much more comfortably in 16th place.

The only time that they have conceded more than one goal in a game during this run came in a 5-0 loss to Swindon Town, a result that looks more like a blip with every passing week.

The Saddlers’ last six:

  1. Walsall 1-0 Sutton United
  2. Barrow 1-1 Walsall
  3. Northampton Town 1-1 Walsall
  4. Walsall 3-1 Hartlepool United
  5. Swindon Town 5-0 Walsall
  6. Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Walsall


Meetings: 63

Latics wins: 23
Walsall wins: 25
Draws: 15

Scored - 85
Conceded - 98

Latics have won none of the previous three clashes against the Saddlers.

In the first encounter between the two clubs this season, Walsall came out victorious with a 3-1 victory at Boundary Park.

Two goals before the break from Jack Earing and George Miller put the visitors in the ascendency.

Hallam Hope halved the deficit in the 67th minute but a goal late on from Emmanuel Osadebe made sure of maximum points for his side.

The last time that Oldham came out on top in a fixture with Walsall was October 2019.

Goals from Scott Wilson and Desire Segbe Azankpo following the dismissal of Walsall player Mat Saddler saw Latics secure a 2-0 win.

Watch Out For & Familiar Face

Connor Wilkinson has been one of the reasons for Walsall’s recent up turn in form.

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The forward has four goals in his previous seven fixtures and he will be looking to add to that tally when Oldham come to town.

He netted the winner from the spot during their last outing building on other recent goals in the Northampton draw and Hartlepool win.

Prior to this run, it hadn’t been the most fruitful of campaigns for the 27-year-old who has now seven league goals to his name.

It is a name that Oldham fans may remember from the time that Wilkinson spent on loan with the club.

Across two separate loan spells from parent club Bolton Wanderers, the forward played 18 times, netting on three occasions, including one against his now current side.

In the recent few seasons, Wilkinson has played for fellow League Two side Leyton Orient before making the move to Walsall in the summer transfer window just gone.

In The Dugout

Michael Flynn is the man in the dugout for the hosts.

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The 41-year-old boss has had a tremendous effect since arriving at Walsall.

His first game in charge saw them end a 19 game unbeaten run of Forest Green Rovers with a 1-0 away win and since they have won twice more to lift them in the League Two table.

It is Flynn’s second job in senior management, the first coming with Newport County.

He enjoyed great success with the Welsh outfit. Most notably he performed a great escape to keep them in the Football League in his first season and then also went on to achieve some great giant killings in the FA Cup.

Leeds United, Leicester City and Middlesborough are a few of the sides that County were able to beat under Flynn’s stewardship.


Banks's Stadium (Bescot Stadium)

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Opened: 1990

Capacity: 11,300

Record Attendance: 11,049 (vs. Rotherham United, May 2004)

Match Officials

The official in the middle for the game is Ollie Yates.

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Yates last officiated a Latics game in March 2021 for our goalles draw against Southend United at Boundary Park. On that day, he handed out one yellow card and zero red cards.

He's taken charge of 23 games, so far, this campaign, handing out a total of 75 yellow cards and four red cards.

Yates will be assisted by Lisa Rashid and Richard Woodward, with Christopher Husband as the Fourth Official.

Sky Bet Odds

Walsall are currently 19/20 favourites to win this fixture.

Oldham are 13/5 to refind their form and take a vital step in the right direction to survival.

12/5 is the price on offer for the game to end level.

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Fixture News

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Live match action on the £10 'match pass' is available on iFollow Latics in the UK and overseas for supporters who can't attend in person, with Roy Butterworth and Michael Brown talking you through the match action.

For more information, visit the iFollow Latics page by clicking here.

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

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Match Reports

Walsall 2-1 Latics

15 March 2022

© Eddie Garvey

There was further frustration for Latics at the Bescot Stadium as they conceded in either half to suffer defeat against Walsall.

On his first League Two start of the season, Will Sutton put Oldham ahead only hours after being recalled from loan, but the evening soon turned into one of disappointment, as goals from Emmanuel Osadebe and Connor Wilkinson consigned the visitors to defeat.

In truth, Latics could have no complaints about the result. While there were moments to encourage the 566 travelling fans, the home side were superior for large parts of the game and carried a threat throughout.

With Harrison McGahey joining the lengthening injury list and Jordan Clarke suspended, Sheridan was not only prompted to make four changes to the line-up from the late defeat at Swindon but also opted for a new shape, Sutton joining Carl Piergianni and Sam Hart as part of a three-man central defence.

Sutton put Latics in front on 21 minutes, nudging the ball home amid a goalmouth scramble from Nicky Adams’ right-wing corner.

Despite the goal, Latics had found themselves on the back foot most of the opening exchanges, Danny Rogers parrying a long-range drive from Joss Labadie before George Miller fired an angled shot wide.

Once ahead, Latics almost extended their advantage in spectacular fashion, Davis Keillor-Dunn spotting Carl Rushworth off his goal-line after receiving the ball just inside the Walsall half. The Oldham striker took a touch before showing the audacity to go for goal with brilliant lofted effort, only for the ball to narrowly clear the bar and land on top of the netting.

Sadly, that was as good as it would get and the lead was short-lived, Osadebe advancing down the Walsall left before dispatching a powerful angled drive across the outstretched Rogers and into the bottom right-hand corner.

The first half was entertainingly open, Dylan Fage breaking down the flank before cutting the ball back to Christopher Missilou, who did well to adjust himself on the edge of the area but his shot was always rising.

Yet Walsall’s offensive quality meant they always carried a threat, Rogers claiming an overhead kick from Wilkinson shortly before half-time while Labadie also headed wide.

Osadebe was the home side’s biggest danger and within minutes of the re-start, Rogers was called into action again, demonstrating his agility at the near post to deny the striker after neat footwork on the byline.

With chances for Miller and substitute Devante Rodney, Walsall continued to create regular trouble for Latics.

The visitors went close themselves when Missilou engineered a pocket of space on the edge of the area but his low effort was touched wide by Rushworth.

But the home side translated their superiority into victory 17 minutes from time, Osadebe this time the provider as he played a pass into Wilkinson, who slid in to send the ball past Rogers as Latics were left to reflect on another night of disappointment.


Oldham Athletic: Rogers, Hart, Piergianni, Adams, Hope (Hopcutt 78), Keillor-Dunn, Fage, Hunt (Whelan 86), Millilou, Sutton, Vaughan (Bahamboula 53).

Subs not used: Leutwiler, Stobbs, Diarra, Couto.

Walsall: Rushworth, White, Labadie (Kiernan 69), Daniels, Monthe, Kinsella, Wilkinson, Osadebe, Miller (Rodney 59), Earing (Perry 88), Shade.

Subs not used: Rose, Ward, Leak, Menayese.

Referee: Ollie Yates

Attendance: 4,339 (566 away).

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Ticket News

Walsall (A) Tickets & Travel

14 March 2022

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Ticket and travel information for the away fixture at the Banks's Stadium against Walsall (Tuesday 15 March - 7:45pm KO).

Tickets for the encounter will go also straight to general sale on Thursday 24 February at 10am. Advanced ticket sales will stop at midnight the day before the game on Monday 14 March, with collections at Boundary Park available until 2pm on the day of the game (Tuesday 15 March).

The club has received an initial allocation of 600 tickets in the University of Wolverhampton Stand. Matchday hospitality packages are available by contacting direct.

A pay on the night option is available at an increase of £2 per category and can be purchased from the Walsall ticket office. Any tickets not collected from Boundary Park can be collected from Walsall at 'Window 5' of the ticket office.

Please note that the Banks’s Stadium is another cashless ground.


Prices are as follows:

Adults £20
Over 60 £16
Under 21 £15
Under 18 £10
Family Ticket (1x Adult & 1x Junior) £22
Wheelchair/Ambulant Disabled As per age category
Career Free of charge

On-site stadium parking is £5 for a car, £6 for a minibus and £12 for a coach.

Supporter Information

For a visitors guide from the hosts, please click here.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is also available again for supporters at the following prices. A 49-seater has been arranged but is dependent on sales with a departure time of 4:30pm from Boundary Park.

Adults £18
Under 18s £14

Ticket Office

For more information and any assistance, please email

Monday's CLOSED
Tuesday's 10am-4pm (open until kick-off for home games)
Wednesday's CLOSED
Thursday & Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday's 11am until kick-off for home games only (CLOSED for away fixtures)
Sunday's CLOSED
Situated in the Main Stand on Furtherwood Road, the Ticket Office will open on the following dates and times for season ticket sales, renewals as well as individual match ticket sales.
Adam Street
0161 785 5150
Oldham Athletic Ticket Office
Boundary Park Main Stand
Furtherwood Road (Off Sheepfoot Lane)
Greater Manchester

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