Manage Frankie Bunn believes his side can perform much better despite claiming their first away win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Morecambe FC.
Two quickfire goals from Chris O’Grady and Gevaro Nepomuceno secured the three points for Oldham, but Bunn still wants more from his team.
“It was a tough game, it wasn’t a pleasing performance on the eye but the way we defended, and the performance of the goal keeper was magnificent.” Bunn said.
“He made two world class saves and I thought the backline held us steady under a lot of pressure.
“We didn’t play as well as we can do but to score two goals away from home and keep another clean sheet was very pleasing and that’s the positives that we can take.”
The result means that Latics have picked up seven out of a possible nine points in the week and Bunn is hoping his side can continue their form ahead of back-to-back home games.
“It’s something to build on and we’re not the finished article yet and we know that we're going to have ups and downs during the season.” He commented.
“Our home games are important, and we need to make sure we get the results at home and pick up whatever we can away.”
Bunn was pleased with the efforts of his side in getting the result, especially after Morecambe continued to put pressure on the Latics defence in the second half.
“You can see the spirit there again today, we’ve dug in today and every one of them has put the shift in.
“They’ve put blocks on, defended well and kept that clean sheet together and there’s a strong bond growing between them and we’ve still got to encourage that even further, but yet again it’s another step in the right direction.”
Oldham took just under 1700 fans to the Globe Arena who were in fine voice all afternoon and Bunn praised the supporters yet again for their efforts.
“I thought the support was unbelievable today again, they stuck with us and it might not have been pretty for them at times, but it’s a great result for us.”