Goal scorer Chris O’Grady was pleased to get his first goal of the season as well as the three points against Morecambe FC.
O’Grady opened the scoring yesterday afternoon with a crisp finish after good build up down the right-hand side from Oldham and the veteran striker was in good spirits after the game.
“It couldn’t get much better than that, I'm very pleased but the most important thing is the win which just caps off a really good week for us.” He said.
“It’s what we work towards and what good teams do is they get a goal and back it up and we were good enough to defend the lead.”
Although it wasn’t the prettiest performance from Latics, O’Grady said the way in which the team defended will set the side up for future games.
“Obviously a clean sheet speaks volumes for how we're doing, we haven’t conceded many goals this season so far and if we stick to that and show some consistency, then we'll end up in a good position.” He commented.
“We grounded in today, it wasn’t a pretty game and we didn’t play as well as we can do but we got the goal when we did and defended our lead well, so we’re pleased with that aspect.”
O’Grady thought the travelling support had a huge impact on the result, claiming the side felt like they had an extra man on the pitch.
“They are the twelfth man as the saying goes, we got the lead and they got behind us and we defended like we had twelve men on the pitch.”
Latics take on Crawley Town next Saturday in the first of back-to-back home league games for the side.
“We’ve got some home games coming up so we’re definitely going be confident and if we are going to achieve something we need to carry this form on and get back-to-back wins.
“We need to back up this result with our home games and we're definitely capable of it and it’s what we need to do in this league if you want to get anywhere.”