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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Exeter City

20 August 2019

Oldham Athletic are back in action tonight as they take on Exeter City at Boundary Park in a Sky Bet League Two fixture (7:45pm).

At the weekend, Latics suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat away at Bradford City. The hosts took the lead when their captain James Vaughan tapped home from a Callum Woods cross.

Latics nearly equalised through captain Mohamed Maouche but his shot struck the post and the Bradford defence cleared the danger.

The Bantams doubled their lead when Clayton Donaldson raced clean through on goal and smash his strike past Gary Woods.

In the 72nd minute, Gary Bowyer’s side sealed all three points as Sean Scannell raced into the Latics penalty box before unleashing his shot into the back of the net.

Head Coach Laurent Banide believes that his side needs to find a solution to the poor start to the season.

"Every time we are in a reaction. We must be in action and we cannot start a game after three minutes, take a goal like that and the second goal like that, it's impossible.

"So after we need to find a solution because we must do something to change that.

"You lose a game because you take two goals in the first-half because you're not concentrating and you make a mistake."

Latics may be without Mohamed Maouche and Christopher Missilou due to knocks, whilst Tomas Egert and Marvin Kokos are still unavailable for selection due to injury.

Exeter City have had a good start to the campaign and currently sit second in Sky Bet League Two. The Grecians have beaten Macclesfield Town and Stevenage and drawn to Swindon Town in their opening three league games of the season.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 9/5 to beat Exeter City tonight.

Mike Leyland and Roy Butterworth will be on commentary on iFollow Latics for supporters who cannot make the game. Where a live match pass on iFollow in both the UK and overseas at the cost of just £10 can also be purchased. 

To subscribe to the iFollow Latics platform click this link.

Alternatively, supporters can follow the game with live updates on the club’s official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC.

Please note that the Supporters Bar (O2 Suite) will be open from 6:30pm with kiosks in all the stands (including Joe Royle Stand) open from the same time due to the new partnership with Quirky Catering.

The newly refurbished Club Shop is currently open and will close at 10pm.

However, the two Community Trust tuck shops will not be open in either the Jimmy Frizzell Stand or the OACT Family Stand. Hot food will still be available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused on this part.

Also, once inside Boundary Park there will be no transfers to other parts of the stadium. Those throwing any article on to the playing surface or into the crowd, or going onto the playing area itself, are still classed as criminal offences and will be prosecuted accordingly.


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