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Latics vs. Yeovil Town

22 October 2022

© Eddie Garvey

Latics welcome Yeovil Town to Boundary Park for an important National League fixture this weekend.

Last time out Latics ensured qualification to the first round of the FA Cup after defeating National League North side Chester on penalties in the fourth qualification round replay at the Deva stadium.

David Unsworth will be hoping to get a taste of his first league success as Oldham look to rise the table.

The opposition

This the Glovers fourth season in the National League following their relegation from Sky Bet League Two in the 2018/19 season when their stay in the Football League came to an end with a 24th-placed finish.

Their best league finish was in their first season back in non league when they came fourth. Since then they have finished 16th and 12th.

Form guide

Yeovil come into the game on a sticky run of form which was summed up by their last outing when they slipped out of the FA Cup by losing their replay game against Taunton.

However, they did win their last league outing, a 1-0 triumph against Solihull Moors but before that they had won none of their last seven.

It has the making of being an even game of football as both sides come into this game level on points with 13 on the board after 13 games, the Glovers are ahead on goal difference.



Meetings: 20

Latics wins: 6

Yeovil Town wins: 8

Draws: 6

The last time that the two clubs met was back in February 2019.

There was plenty media attention on the game as Paul Scholes made a winning start to his time as Oldham manager.

Latics won 4-1 as the goals were scored by Jose Baxter, Callum Lang, Mohamad Maouche and Christopher Missilou.

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In the dugout

Chris Hargreaves is the man in the dugout for the visitors.

This is the 50-year-old’s second job in management after his spell with Torquay United in 2014/15. He was unable to stop United falling out of the football league but he was able to oversee an upturn in performances.

He was appointed at Yeovil in May 2022 and awarded a two-year contract. Elsewhere he has been a coach at Bristol Rovers.

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Latics are slight favourites for the clash at Boundary Park, with Sky Bet pricing Unsworth’s men at 13/10 to claim a much needed three points.

Yeovil Town are 9/5 to leave the North west with maximum points.

11/5 is available for the draw.

Match officials

The referee is Greg Rollason, and he’ll be assisted by Jake Allsopp and Emmanuel Edet, with OliverNoonan 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

Latics 2-0 Yeovil Town

22 October 2022

David Unsworth got his first league win as Latics boss, thanks to goals from Oscar Threlkeld and Mike Fondop.

The opening goal was scored after just five minutes, Zaine Francis-Angol’s cross eventually fell to Oscar Threlkeld who found the net from inside the box.

Latics looked for a second, but couldn’t find one as the first-half faded away.

Conor Carty came on for his debut in place of John Rooney, and played a part in Oldham’s second goal.

He received the ball from Tollitt, before giving it to Fondop who tapped home from 6 yards out.

Magnus Norman denied Yeovil of a consolation goal late on, helping Latics keep their first clean sheet since the opening day against Torquay.

Oldham took the lead early on when Yeovil failed to deal with Francis-Angol’s ball which ended up at Threlkeld’s feet, and his deflected shot beat Smith.

Moments later, John Rooney went for goal on the half-volley, but couldn’t find the target.

Benny Counto came on in place of Dan Gardner who’d suffered an injury at the 20 minute mark, as the first-half went quiet.

Tollitt attempted to recreate his goal from Tuesday against Chester, he cut in on his right, with Grant Smith’s top save denying him.

Conor Carty made his first-team debut 15 minutes into a mostly uneventful second-half, as Tollitt dropped deeper and he partnered Fondop up top.

Lawson D’Ath looked to find an equaliser with a dangerous cross from the left-flank, but a green and white shirt couldn’t get on the end of it.

Unsworth’s lads hit Yeovil on the break through Nathan Sheron, his pass found Tollitt who continued the move, Carty received the ball in a shooting position, but gave the ball to Fondop who tapped home his fifth goal in eight games.

Charlie Cooper replaced Threlkeld as Latics looked to control the remaining 15 minutes of the game.

Carty nearly had a debut goal when he tried to curl a shot in from the edge of the box, but it went inches wide of the post.

Latics: Norman, Clarke, Francis-Angol, Maynard, Gardner (Couto, 19), Sheron, Rooney (Carty, 59), Tollitt, Fondop, Threlkeld (Cooper, 74), Okagbue.

Attendance: 6,483 (144)

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