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WELLENS: "It Was One Of Them Days"

22 November 2017

Oldham Athletic manager Richie Wellens was pleased with his side's performance against AFC Wimbledon but was left frustrated with the chances missed.

Latics managed 16 attempts in the game but failed to score for the first time since the end of August.

On the 0-0 draw, Wellens said: “It was a good performance again really please with the performance, I thought we moved the ball really well, some passages of play were really good.

“It was just missed chance after chance, it was one of them days.

“So many times you think this is the one, unfortunately we couldn’t take one but we got a clean sheet.

“The defenders concentrated really well, every time Wimbledon broke it was pretty comfortable I can only remember them having one shot on goal.

“After about 25 minutes when we were creating and playing really well, we were moving the ball, not quickly all the times because they were camped in.

“When you’re playing against a team that are camped in it’s important that you keep good possession and then it’s slow you move it from side to side and there’s a change of speed and I thought we did that well at times.

“You’ve got to give a lot Wimbledon credit, they defender really well. They changed the system at half time which for ten minutes gave them a little foothold in the game but after that I thought normal service resumed and it was us on the front foot.

“The pleasing thing is we’ve kept a clean sheet and it didn’t take anything away from our attacking intent.

“It’s good that again the subs have come on and it doesn’t interrupt our performance we were just waiting for the net to ripple on one chance then we would have taken the three points.”

Next up Oldham Athletic travel to Kent to face Gillingham on Saturday, November 25, 3pm kick off. 

Tickets for the match are on sale in advance until 5pm on Thursday, November 23. Full details can be found here.


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