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WELLENS: "It's A Point Gained"

17 December 2017

Oldham Athletic manager Richie Wellens believes yesterday's result against Doncaster Rovers was a positive point away from home.

Eoin Doyle's late goal ensured Latics came away from the Keepmoat stadium with a point.

The result meant Wellens' men moved up to 15th in Sky Bet League One, with Doncaster Rovers remaining three points behind Oldham.

On the match, Wellens said: “I thought in the first 15 minutes we were playing well and were on the front foot and I thought we got too confident in the game.

“They were playing a narrow diamond and we tried to play through it too much.

“In the second half we had a bad five minute spell where we were conceding too many little niggly free kicks, balls were going into our box.

“I’m going to blame myself because I had a feeling and I wanted to change it before we conceded, in fact I had then changed as they scored.

“I wanted to get two strikers up there because I thought we could have caused their two centre-backs a lot of problems.

“We definitely deserved something out of the game, the last half an hour at times was the Alamo.

“The only disappointment for me was that we didn’t test the keeper enough, we dragged shots wide.

“Whenever you go one nil down in this league, especially away from home it’s a positive to take a point.

“It was a really good performance in the second half, it shows that we go to the very end and that we ask teams questions.

“Today was an important goal for Eoin Doyle, not just because we got a point but it’s more that they don’t get three, you come away from home, go behind, so without a doubt it’s a point gained.”


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