The Under 18’s are back in action tonight (Tuesday 12 November, 7:45pm KO) as they make the short trip to the Tameside Stadium to take on Curzon Ashton in the FA Youth Cup Second Round.
A place in the Third Round is up for grabs, with a home tie against Burnley waiting for the winner.
In the previous round the Young Latics recorded an impressive 4-1 win over Nantwich Town at Boundary Park thanks to an own goal, a strike from Zak Emmerson and a brace from Callum Speed.
The Nash also picked up an impressive win in the First Round, defeating EFL Youth Alliance side, Blackpool 2-1 at home.
Whilst Latics have only played one previous game in the Youth Cup, Tuesday’s opponents have already played five times in the competition, defeating Altrincham, Vauxhall Motors, Marine and Guiseley in the Qualifying Rounds before their victory over Blackpool in the First Round Proper.
Oldham go into the clash on the back of a hard-earned draw, after playing out a 2-2 stalemate with Lincoln City in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup at the weekend. An early strike from Kane Badby gave the Under 18’s the lead, however two goals from the visitors put them 2-1 ahead heading into the final minutes of the game. Fortunately for Oldham, a late Lewis McKinney goal from the spot was enough to earn his side a well-deserved, last minute point.
After Saturday’s draw, Under 18 Manager, Danny Cadamarteri gave his thought’s going into Tuesday’s FA Youth Cup Clash.
"We made a lot of changes for the Lincoln game with Tuesday in mind. From our own point of view Tuesday is a bigger game as we’ll be looking to progress in the FA Youth Cup as this is a big priority for us."
Cadamarteri also added: "It will be a tough game for us, Curzon are doing well recently and are a good direct team, but we’re really looking forward to going there as it’s a good pitch and a bit of a local derby.
"They also have players who know a lot of our lads and they’ll have a point to prove, and from their point of view the pressure is on us.
"We don’t want it to be a banana skin so we’re going to go there with confidence from the last round and look to perform and compete and hopefully pick up a result."
Live text coverage of the match will be provided on Twitter for those supporters who cannot attend the game.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7:45pm with admission being pay-on-the-gate:
- £5 Adults
- £2 Concessions (Over 65)
- £2 Under 18 & Students
The Match Officials are:
- Referee - Alex James
- Assistants - Lee Hodgkinson and Chris Cooper-Tonge
- Fourth Official - David Burton