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Sheridan: “We Were The Better Side”

17 September 2017

Oldham Athletic manager John Sheridan believes his team were the better side for much of the match against Shrewsbury Town despite the defeat.

Latics took on the league leaders at Park yesterday but lost the game 2-1.

The Shrews took the lead before Craig Davies headed in before half time for his fourth goal in four consecutive games.

In the second half Sheridan’s side had a number of chances to take the lead before Jon Nolan put the visitors in front with a goal not long after the hour mark, which proved to be the winner.

“We were playing top of the league, we didn’t start the game well for the first 10 or 15 minutes we were a bit flat.” Sheridan said.

“They scored a goal and for some reason that just gave us a bit of a kick up back side and then I think we were the best team for the remaining 25 minutes and got back in it with a good goal.

“I think we were the team looking to go on and score the second goal. We came out at half time and were on top of the game.

“If [Eoin] Doyle scores the game is totally different and we had some more good chances as well.

“They had a couple of good chances towards the end of the game when I was throwing people on and trying to chase the game but even both goals again are just very poor, ours is a good goal and their’s were really poor.

“I say it every week when we’re conceding but if you look at them and reflect on how they’ve ended up scoring it’s just disappointing.

“When you’re at the bottom some things just don’t go for you, you’ve got to make you’re own look.

“I thought the performance was ok considering who we were playing, Shrewsbury have started the season really well so I give them respect.

“Other than first 10 or 15 minutes and the last 10 minutes when we were chasing the game, we were the better team and at half time I was confident we’d go on and win the game and I think we would have if we’d have taken our chances.

“But it wasn’t to be and again we’ve got to take it on the chin.

“It’s a downer getting nothing from the game but there were good things and we looked like we were going to score goals again but it just didn’t work for us.”

Next up Oldham Athletic travel to Rotherham United in the Sky Bet League One on Saturday, September 23, 3pm kick off.

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