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Youth Team Record 3-2 Victory Over Hartlepool United

15 August 2016

Oldham Athletic youth team recorded their first win of the season, beating Hartlepool United 3-2.

After last week’s 0-0 draw against last season’s champions Mansfield Town, Tony Philliskirk’s youth team got off to a blistering start in their opening home game of the season.

Brendy Glackin netted twice to put Latics two goals ahead whilst on 17 minutes, Brad Kay made it three knocking the ball beyond the goalkeeper. 

Hartlepool pulled a goal back before half time and grabbed another with 20 minutes of the game remaining to reduce the arrears. 

Latics managed to hold on for the win, but Philliskirk felt his side should have been out of sight in the first half.

He said: "We made it hard for ourselves in the end. We were three goals up in the first 17 minutes of the game and we’ve studied the DVD and we missed some guilt edge chances. 

“We made it difficult for ourselves and to be fair to Hartlepool they played some good football and got a goal back before half time. 

“We dominated in the second half again but missed chance after chance and then we conceded another goal through some sloppy play and then we were holding on towards the end. 

"We shouldn’t have been hanging on, we should have been six or seven up in the second half because we were that dominant in the game.

“We showed a bit of resolution at the end of the game to grind out the win but they could have made it so much easier for themselves. 

"There were no excuses for the chances that we missed. We lacked a clinical edge and we lapsed in concentration in defence and it cost us. 

"Callum O’Neill has made a couple of good saves and they missed chances so it was a crazy game.

“I told the lads after the game that we needed to be a lot more ruthless in front of goal. 

“The positive from Saturday was that the players were really disappointed. We were pleased to get the win but there were a lot of lessons learned.

“But, we’re still unbeaten and that’s a positive but we need to be much better on Saturday against Doncaster Rovers.”


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