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Bunn Hails ‘Perfect Performance’

9 December 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn was in good spirits following Oldham Athletic’s 0-2 win away at Crewe Alexandra yesterday.

Two stunning goals from Peter Clarke and Chris O’Grady handed Latics the three points and Bunn said it was a fantastic team display.

“I thought we were excellent.” He said.

“We came out the blocks, we pressed high, we were energetic, and we had quality which was from the goalkeeper all the way through.

“For the first 15 minutes of the second half it was more of the same and then I thought we saw out the game in a professional manner.”

Latics were dominant throughout with Crewe never really troubling the side aside from a couple of chances which Daniel Iversen was more than equal to.

All in all, Bunn said it was the ideal away performance and he said it’s the best he’s seen his side perform in a first half of a game so far this campaign.

“It was the perfect performance, we kept a clean sheet and we won.” He commented.

“It's probably the best I've seen us play in a first half in difficult conditions which we handled well throughout.”

It’s a performance that has been coming for weeks with the team really starting to turn a screw in their quest to climb the table.

Bunn now demands that his team maintain this level of consistency as Latics look to continue this current seven game unbeaten run.

“It's been coming for a long time, but I'm still greedy and I believe there's more to come, but it was a great performance today.

“We need to show consistency now, we've set a standard over the last month or so where we've been very good.

“We're unbeaten in seven which is a great run and we need to maintain this form for the rest of the season.”

Bunn was also full of praise for his two goalscorers and he even said that Clarke’s strike reminded him of a certain Dutch legend.

“Some younger ones might not remember him, but it reminded me of Ronald Koeman.

“He (Clarke) struck it from a long way out and it just nestled in the top corner, it was a great strike.”

“It's fantastic for him (O’Grady) and a lot of his work goes unnoticed, so he's a valuable asset to the team.

“He doesn't half cover some ground, he's a nuisance throughout the game, he keeps the backline occupied and he's great for other people around him.”

Bunn was also full of praise for the 1027 Latics fans that made the trip to Crewe as they did not stop singing all afternoon in Baltic conditions.

“We ask for a bit of noise when things aren’t going for us and there was a little bit of a sticky patch in the second half which they were there for.

“That's what we need, we need to stick together and be strong together which makes a massive difference and we need their support through the ups and downs.” 


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