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Youth Team Suffer Surprise Loss

10 March 2017

Oldham Athletic youth team saw their 10-game winning streak come to an end this afternoon as they suffered a surprise defeat against Lincoln City.

Mason Fawns put Latics ahead early on in the game but two goals before the half time whistle saw the game turn in Lincoln’s favour.

Despite Latics throwing everything forward to get something from the game, they were denied and their winning run came to an end.

Speaking about the game, youth team boss Tony Philliskirk said: “I’m not making any excuses, Lincoln worked harder than us and won the important challenges.

“The pitch wasn’t conducive to good football and that went against us but I’m not making any excuses, we just weren’t at it today. 

“Everything that could have gone wrong did. I did everything I could to get us back in the game, chopped and changed things but we just couldn’t get back in it. 

“Sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and say it’s one of those days. On the day, Lincoln worked harder than us and threw their bodies on the line.

“This happens in youth football and we have to put that behind us now. We have Mansfield in the league next who are second in the league and it’s the big one.

“Assuming they win their game in hand, when we play them we will be level on points so that makes for an interesting game in two weeks time. 

“We just put today down as a learning curve and a bad day at the office.” 

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