Manager Frankie Bunn was a happy man after seeing his side bounce back from last week’s defeat at home to Newport County AFC by dismantling Grimsby Town 3-0.
Two goals from Sam Surridge and a late Jose Baxter header was enough to bring the three points back to Boundary Park after an impressive second half performance.
“The result was fantastic, we got a clean sheet and to score that amount of goals away from home is a credit to the players, so I’m delighted with the win.” He said.
“I think first half was a bit frantic, we had to wait for the game to settle then our quality came through after sticking in there after a bombardment of long balls.
“At times we were slow to the second ball, so we regrouped at half time and we came out and gave a great second half the performance was terrific.”
Grimsby clearly came out with a reaction from their defeat away at Bury the previous week with Latics having to dig deep to grind out the first half and Bunn’s words in the half time break had the perfect reaction from the players.
“We just said we needed a bit more quality, get on the ball, play down the sides and that’s what we did in the second half.” He commented.
“We had more quality on the ball, we got into better areas, had better opportunities and kept the back door shut, so pleased with the backline for the clean sheet as well and long may that continue.”
Surridge was the hero of the day with his two goals, but Bunn refuses to praise just one person from a brilliant team performance.
“We're not going to single anybody out,” he explained.
“I thought we weren’t quite there first half and he'll take the accolades for the goals obviously, but it was a great team performance second half.
“We’ve got a good squad, some of them have to be patient and we'll have a little bit of rotation there at times from picking up suspensions and injuries.
“We’ve got a good group and the most pleasing thing for me is the togetherness of them.”
Oldham will now have a week to prepare for Colchester United next Saturday which will prove another stern test for Bunn’s side.
Colchester sit in fourth place in the table, just one point ahead of Latics so Bunn knows his side can’t be over confident going into the game.
“It’ll be a tough week again, we've got a free week to prepare and we'll try and do that and be as meticulous as we can.
“We've shown today we can bounce back and that was a question for us after last weekend and we bounced back with a terrific result, but then the next games important now, so can never rest on your laurels.”