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BUNN: "We Deserved A Lot More Than A Draw"

7 November 2018

Oldham Athletic manager Frankie Bunn has praised his side's performance against Notts County at Meadow Lane but believes they should have got more than just a draw.

Latics were dominant but couldn't convert one of their 19 attempts. 

Overall though, the manager was happy with what he saw from his side.

"I'm delighted with the clean sheet," commented Bunn.

"I thought the application, determination and the performance was very good 

"We couldn't finish good approach work but it was a good performance away from home with a clean sheet, all that was missing was a couple of goals. 

Notts County's goalkeeper, Ross Fitzsimons, made a number of crucial saves to keep the hosts in the game.

One of the best chances of the match came when Latics' full-back Andy Taylor had a header blocked on the line.

The manager couldn't believe the amount of chances his side had.

"I think we just need a little bit of luck," Bunn said.

"I'm not being biased there but it could have been three or four and that's where we are at the minute.

"We've done great up until the opposition's box again and it might just be a bit of luck that we need now because some of our work was very good. 

"We've just got to start finishing the good work off."

The draw ended a run of back-to-back defeats in the league, following narrow losses away at Northampton Town and Stevenage. 

Bunn was pleased with how his team players performed following the recent performances.

"I'm delighted with the response from Saturday, where I thought we were good and created a lot of chances, the luck just doesn't seem to be with us at the minute.  

"You can't fault any of the players, they all put everything in tonight we just needed a goal.

"We might be trying too hard, if we play like that more often than not I'm sure we'll win more games."

The result sees Latics move up to 15th in the Sky Bet League Two table, but the manager was frustrated that they could only take the one point and not all three.

"We deserved a lot more than a draw," he said.

"The supporters must have been pleased with the performance, they must have been pleased with the energy, the tempo of how we played and they must believe in us, we attacked, we were on the front foot and we kept on going."


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