Oldham Athletic manager Frankie Bunn is pleased with his players’ efforts during the 1-1 draw away at Tranmere Rovers.
Latics had to be patient but got their rewards for a dominant first half performance when Johan Branger-Engone opened up the scoring on 40 minutes.
Unfortunately in the second half the hosts equalised and Bunn’s side couldn’t find a winner.
Speaking to iFollow Latics after the game, Bunn felt the match panned out how he expected.
“It was blood and guts, typical local derby and we turned up to the party,” he said.
“Again I thought we deserved more from the game and the officiating for me has let us down again.
“It was very good, passionate, knowhow, knowledge, desire, everything we ask for.
“We asked them to start brightly because we were loose last week in the first half and they came out of the blocks, setting the tempo, sticking to it and we put Tranmere to the sword.
“They've got a terrific record at home, but I felt we should have got three points.”
Although Latics had a the majority of possession, the game was a tight affair with both goals coming from set pieces, something Bunn believes is typical of a League Two fixture.
“It can go either way in every game we've been involved in,” he said.
“It could have gone either way and unfortunately we've been on the wrong side of it.
“Our luck will change, I think we're getting better, I think we've set a standard of performance in the second half against Cambridge which we followed up today.”
Over 1,300 Oldham Athletic supporters made the trip to Prenton Park and the manager has thanked them for their incredible support again.
“I asked them on Friday to be vocal and they were certainly that,” he commented.
“They were always behind the lads which is what we want.
“The player feed on that, they thrive off that and sometimes when luck is going against us we need that support and it does improve the lads performance for sure.”
Next up, Latics host top-of-the-table Lincoln City at Boundary Park on Tuesday, November 27 (7:45pm kick off).
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