The Oldham Athletic youth team fell to their third consecutive defeat in the league with a home loss against York City.A goal in either half secured the game for the Minstermen and youth team boss Tony Philliskirk was less than impressed with his side’s performance.
He said: “It was probably the most disappointing performance of the season on Saturday. Whether it was after the Lord Mayors show after our fantastic win against Bolton Wanderers midweek, I don’t know but no disrespect to York City, we should be beating them.
“Whether it was a bit of tiredness due to our short numbers, I don’t know. It was really disappointing performance, we lacked creativity, we didn’t defend both boxes well and overall this season we have not defended set pieces well.
“We need to take a lot more responsibility defensive wise but we did have chances to equalise but did not take them. York thoroughly deserved the victory.
“It was a bad day at the office for us and hopefully they have learned a lesson from that defeat.”
The youth team are back in action this evening as they travel to Staveley Minors Welfare to face Chesterfield in the Youth Alliance league.