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Bunn Praises Team Spirit After Latics Rescue A Point

23 September 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn was content with the point after Oldham scored two goals in three minutes to earn themselves a draw with Colchester United.

Another Sam Surridge brace and a header from Captain Peter Clarke helped Latics come back from 1-3 down to gain something from the game.

Despite the disappointment of not picking up the three points Bunn was happy enough with the point having played well in previous games against MK Dons and Newport and not coming away with anything.

“I've been through a lot of emotions this afternoon, ups, downs and everything in between that 90 minutes and just grateful to come through the other end of it.” He said.

“To go down like we’ve done and come back like did shows the character of this side and I thought the boys were terrific today.”

Bunn was also full of praise for the spirit his team showed to keep going until the end to get Latics back into the game.

“That’s the team spirit we’ve got, we said before the game it’s not about just the 11 players on the pitch today its everyone connected with the squad.” He commented.

“If we're going to do anything this year it has to be with everybody and this is what we’re trying to promote and build, team ethic, team spirit and they work their socks off.

“A little bit of quality here and there was missing, but the determination and spirit they showed was fantastic.”

Bunn does admit that his side cannot defend in the fashion they did, especially conceding from two unnecessary corners.

“We can't prepare for the way the corners came, the first one we had the ball and passed it out for a corner and one's come off one our lads back, but ultimately we haven’t defended properly.

 “Defensively for the goals it was poor, but other than those goals I didn’t see anything else to trouble us, I know we conceded three goals, but they didn’t create much else.

 “It was freakish in the way two of the corners occurred, but it’s no excuse and we have to deal with it better in future.”

Latics remained in sixth place after the result with a trip to Swindon Town next weekend providing another stern test for Bunn’s side.

Bunn believes his side needs to keep picking up positive results as Latics continue to push for promotion.

“You try and pick up points wherever you can, we’ve had a great result at Grimsby and I thought some of our play was great up until a point today.

“It just didn’t look like it was going to be, but we’ve come away with a point and we move onto next weekend and every game is equally as important.”

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