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29 October 2022 Venue The MBi Shay Stadium Attendance

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Halifax vs. Latics

29 October 2022

Latics are looking to bounce back from the disappointment of Tuesday night’s defeat at Altrincham with another short away trip.

David Unsworth’s side head to 20th-placed Halifax with the aim of rediscovering the sort of form that saw them go five without defeat until the defeat at Moss Lane.

This game, which is live on BT Sport, is Latics’ final league fixture for a fortnight as attention then turn to the Emirates FA Cup tie against Wrexham.


The opposition

FC Halifax are currently in their fifth season in the National League following promotion in 2017.

They have enjoyed successful recent campaigns under former Latics manager Pete Wild, who guided the Shaymen to a hugely impressive fourth-placed finish last season before leaving for Barrow.

This followed another play-off assault two seasons earlier and then a top-half finish. In the end, Halifax were defeated last season by Chesterfield and have struggled to adapt following the departure of Wild.


Form guide

Halifax lost their last game against Wrexham in midweek, suffering a 3-1 defeat at the Racecourse Ground.

Prior to that, however, they had won three of their previous four outings, including making progress in the FA Cup.

The Shaymen beat St Ives Town to set up a First Round tie against Ebbsfleet, and have also claimed wins in recent weeks over Dagenham & Redbriodge and York.

The Shaymen’s last six

Wrexham 3-1 Halifax

Halifax 2-0 Dag & Red

St Ives Town 3-0 Halifax (FA Cup)

Maidstone United 1-1 Halifax

Halifax 1-0 York

Eastleigh 1-0 Halifax

Watch out for

28-year-old forward Emmanuel Dieseruvwe is a player Latics fans are familiar with following a short loan from Salford in January 2020.

The former Sheffield Wednesday man made one start and three substitute appearances during his time at Boundary Park.

He has scored in each of his last four games, taking his total tally to the season to seven. He also netted a brace in the win over Gateshead last month.

Mani Dieseruvwe Joins The Shaymen - FC Halifax Town

In the dugout

Having been the assistant to Wild, Chris Millington stepped into the hotseat during the summer.

Millington was a midfielder by trade and was briefly at Manchester City as a youngster before spells at York and Crewe.

His coaching career began with Altrincham's U18s before working at the Stockport County Centre of Excellence.

He then briefly worked abroad in Croatia before joining up with Wild at Latics whilst studying for the their Uefa A-Licence.

Having worked together in the academy at Boundary Park, Wild and Millington were twice handed the first-team reins during the 2018/19 season after the departures of Frankie Bunn and then Paul Scholes, winning eight, drawing three and losing six of their 17 games in charge, most notably beating Premier League Fulham away in the FA Cup.

I think it's the right thing at the right time" - New Town boss Chris  Millington speaks to the Halifax Courier | Halifax Courier


The hosts favourites with Sky Bet for the fixture.

21/20 is the price available for the Shaymen whilst the visitors are 23/10.

12/5 is the price for the game to end level in West Yorkshire.

Match officials

The referee is David Richardson, and he’ll be assisted by Lewis Dawson and Callum Jones, with Stuart Morland occupying the role of fourth official.

Match coverage and information

Live audio commentary is available on Latics Player, guiding you through the match.

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

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

As always, we will endeavour to ensure confirmation of the line-up is published as soon as possible on social media.

However, supporters should note that team sheets in the National League are not exchanged until an hour before kick-off. This is 15 minutes later than in the EFL and as a result, the line-up is likely to be published slightly later than in previous seasons.


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Match Reports

Halifax 2-1 Latics

29 October 2022

© Eddie Garvey

There was late frustration for Latics on Saturday night as Halifax claimed the points with a late winner.

Substitute Rob Harker struck with five minutes to go as David Unsworth’s side were undone in the closing stages after battling back into the game.

The visitors would have been worthy of at least a point, Ben Tollitt scoring an equaliser after fine individual skill from debutant Timmy Abraham as Latics fought their way back into the game after conceding midway through the second period.

If anything, it was Oldham, supported by an excellent following of 2,400 travelling fans, who appeared most likely to find the decisive goal after Tollitt had drawn the visitors level, only to pay the price for another lapse at the back.

There had been little in the first half, although Latics started to show more of an attacking influence as the half progressed, with Abraham in particular growing in stature.

The home side were quicker to settle, Luke Summerfield shooting over as space opened up before the lively Kain Spence also went close.

Having started to find their feet, Latics came within inches of opening the scoring on the half hour. Zaine Francis-Angol delivered a delightful cross from the left but Mike Fondop, arriving in a central position, was unable to make contract when in front of goal.

With his direct running and energetic bursts, Abraham also grew into the game, receiving a pass from Jordan Clarke with half-time approaching before rounding goalkeeper Sam Johnson, only for Jesse Deborah to block his angled shot on the goal-line.

Magnus Norman made to make a save from Jamie Cooke at the start of the second period, and although Tollitt was inches away after racing down the left as the game opened up, the hosts took the lead on 62 minutes.

Summerfield delivered a free-kick from the left and Mani Dieseruvwe emerged from the crowd of players to head home.

Although it was Tollitt who equalised 14 minutes later, the goal owed everything to the work of Abraham, who picked up the ball on the left before displaying great skill as he weaved in from the left. With a deft backheel, the attacker then sent the ball into the path of Tollitt, who steered a shot past Johnson.

Yet the lead was short-lived, Harker pouncing after the home side broke down the right as Latics were left to reflect on a frustrating evening.


Oldham Athletic: Norman, Clarke, Francis-Angol, Maynard, Sheron, Cooper, Tollitt, Fondop (Carty 69), Threlkeld (Rooney 68), Okagbue (Burgess 90), Abraham.

Subs not used: Leitwiler, Couto.

FC Halifax Town: Johnson, Golden, Senior, Summerfield, Debrah, Spence, Dieseruvwe, Hunter, Cooke (Cappello 60), Arthure, Slew (Harker 81).

Subs not used: Clarke, Gilmour, Alli.

Referee: Andrew Miller

Attendance: 4,202

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Ticket News

Halifax (A) Ticket & Travel

5 October 2022

Ticket and travel information for the away fixture at the Shay against Halifax Town (Saturday 29 October - 5.20pm KO).

The club received an initial allocation of circa 2,500 tickets for this fixture with the potential for more if needed. A further 800 tickets have also been made available.

Visiting supporters have been allocated the North Stand (standing) and Skircoat Stand (seating).

Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Thursday 6 October from the Ticket Office and online, and sales will continue until 3pm on 28 October.

This is an all-ticket fixture with no pay on the day available.

Supporters should note that this fixture will kick-off at 5.20pm after being selected for broadcast by BT Sport.

On arriving at the turnstiles, supporters should be aware that turnstiles 2 and 3 (West Stand, seated) are on the right-hand side, whilst turnstiles 4, 6 and 7 (North Terrace) are on the left-hand side.


Prices are as follows:

Adults £21
Concessions (65+) £18
12-17s £9
U12s £4

Disabled should supporters pay the relevant price for their age category and can claim a free carer ticket. Wheelchair users should contact Halifax to book tickets by emailing


A 57-seater coach has been arranged with a departure time of 3.00pm from Boundary Park.

Adults £15
Under 18s £10

To book your space(s) on the coach online, please click here.

Please note the option to book spaces will only be available when sales commence as above.

Ticket Office

For more information and any assistance, please email

The Ticket Office opening hours are as follows:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am-4pm (open until kick-off for home games)
Wednesday Closed
Thursday & Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 11am until kick-off for home games only (Closed for away fixtures)
Sunday Closed
Adam Street
0161 785 5150
Oldham Athletic Ticket Office
Boundary Park Main Stand
Furtherwood Road (Off Sheepfoot Lane)
Greater Manchester

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