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Good Form Continues For Youth Team

8 March 2016

Oldham Athletic youth team stretched their winning run to five games after coming from behind to beat top of the table Lincoln City.

After falling behind in the first half, Latics responded well in the second and Rory Middleton grabbed both goals to seal the victory.

The versatile midfielder hit a thunderbolt from 30 yards to get Latics back level and with only 15 minutes remaining, he scored direct from a corner to record the vital win. 

Speaking about the result, youth team manager Tony Philliskirk said: “This is five wins in a row for the lads now so we are delighted. 

“We went to Lincoln, who are top of the league, with a reasonably young team. We were 1-0 down at half time and the lads showed great character to come out in the second half and get the win. 

"We were sloppy in the first half and I didn’t think we were playing with enough edge. We had a few choice words at half time which seemed to have a good effect on the lads. 

"It was nothing too major but if we have aspirations of going on to do something in the league then we needed to win that game. 

“We came out with a real intent and a lot more desire in the second half and answered a lot of the questions I asked them at half time. 

"We showed another side of our game as we battled, scrapped and did the ugly side of the game well. It was great to get the victory. 

“The win has elevated us from the bottom half to the top and we are only five points off the top with all the teams above us to play so we’re going in the right direction.”

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