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Impressive Win For Youth Team

9 March 2015

Jordache Walters' hat-trick inspired Oldham Athletic youth team to a 7-2 victory over Morecambe on Saturday.

The youngster took his tally to 11 for the season whilst goals from Jack Tuohy, Ben Grant, Danny Byrnes and Rio Murray sealed the comfortable victory.

However, the game will be remembered for the wrong reasons as Tuohy was taken to hospital after a Morecambe player was sent off for punching the young midfielder.

Youth team boss, Tony Philliskirk, said: "We were cruising at 6-2 and unfortunately certain events transpired and that's all people are talking about now after the game. 

"I didn't see it at the time but others did but, at the end of the day, we are just happy he has come out with just a sore jaw, neck and head."

Speaking about the game itself, Philliskirk commented: "I thought we were sloppy in the first half although we went into the break 4-2 up. We were caught sleeping for their goal but luckily we managed to regain the lead straight from the kick off. 

"We were in the ascendancy after making it 4-1 but we conceded another silly goal from a free kick. It was poor defending from the lads and at half time we were really disappointed. 

"We scored four goals but overall we didn't play with any purpose or urgency. When we play the big teams we are always on our game but I feel that when we play the teams lower down we just get a bit casual and that was the case. A few choice words were said at half time and we played with much more intensity in the second half. 

"The incident occurred at 6-2 and the game petered out after that and my main aim was to get the players to just concentrate on their football. It was a real comfortable win in the end but sadly events were overshadowed by what happened in the game."

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