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Latics vs. Cheltenham Town

Sky Bet League Two - Matchday 11

3 November 2020

Latics continue their busy league schedule as they welcome Cheltenham Town to Boundary Park tonight (6pm KO).

Oldham will be looking to quickly bounce back from a 2-0 loss last time out at the weekend to Salford City.

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

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Latics will be hoping to improve their home form as both of their wins in the league this season have been on the road as well.

Form Guide 

The Robins have had a great start to the season and have shown no signs of a playoffs hangover.

They have won six of their opening ten league games, drawing once and losing three times. This impressive start currently leaves them in the automatic promotion places in 3rd.

The Robins’ last six:

  1. Cheltenham Town 2-1 Forest Green Rovers
  2. Port Vale 2-1 Cheltenham Town
  3. Cheltenham Town 0-0 Mansfield Town
  4. Cheltenham Town 1-0 Scunthorpe
  5. Southend United 0-2 Cheltenham Town
  6. Cheltenham Town 1-3 Grimsby Town

Head-to-Head

Latics have won four of the 16 previous meetings between the two clubs with Town winning five and seven ending in a draw.

Last time the clubs met was in January 2020 at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium with the Robins winning 3-0. Earlier in the season, the sides played out a 1-1 draw at Boundary Park. An early goal from Filipe Morais had got Latics off to a great start but a 71st minute strike from Ryan Broom ensured the points were shared.

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The last time Oldham beat Cheltenham was October 2018 at Boundary Park. The visitors were reduced to 10 men just before half-time and Latics were able to take full advantage with goals from Jonathan Benteke and Callum Lang in the second-half.

Watch Out For

Andy Williams has scored five goals in ten games for the Robins.

The 34-year old forward started his career with his hometown club, Hereford United where he scored 17 goals before making the step up to League One side Bristol Rovers.

Williams scored just four minutes into his debut for Rovers, but it wasn’t a sign of things to come as he would only go on to score nine goals in 98 games for the club and was twice loaned back to his former club.

In May 2010, Williams joined Yeovil Town where he enjoyed a good spell of his career. Operating on both the wing and up front, he managed 25 goals in his 87 appearances for the Glovers.

His next move was to Swindon Town where he scored 35 times in his three seasons at the County ground.

Before joining his current club, Williams has also spent time with Doncaster Rovers, and he was part of the Northampton Town team that won promotion out of League Two last season.

Familiar Face

Cheltenham striker Reuben Reid spent a season and a half at Boundary Park.

Reid started at Plymouth Argyle and had loan spells with Kidderminster Harriers, Rochdale, Torquay United, Wycombe Wanderers and Brentford before moving permanent moves to Rotherham United and then West Bromwich Albion.

Whilst at Baggies, Reid was sent out on loan to Peterborough United and Walsall before his move to join Oldham Athletic in January 2011.

He scored two goals in the second half of the 2010/11 season for Latics and had enjoyed a strong start to the following campaign, but injury would frustrate the forward and he was eventually released at the end of the 2011/12 season.

Since leaving Boundary Park, he has played for Yeovil Town, Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City and Forest Green Rovers before joining Cheltenham Town in June 2019.

Reid has scored eight goals in 23 games since signing for the Robins.

In The Dugout

Michael Duff is the man in the dugout for the Robins.

Duff made over 300 appearances in his time as a player with Cheltenham Town before moving on to Burnley where he would play in the Premier League. 

The 42-year-old has had managerial roles in the academy setup at Burnley, but Cheltenham Town is his first professional job as manager. He was appointed boss in September 2018 and has since been given an extended contract.

Match Officials

Referee: Will Finnie
Assistants: Billy Smallwood & Bradley Hall
Fourth Official: Richard Woodward

Sky Bet Odds

The visitors are 19/20 favourites to come out on top at Boundary Park whilst Latics are 13/5 to secure their first league win on home soil.

A repeat of the draw in last season’s fixture is 12/5.

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How To Follow The Game

Fixture News

02102020 iFollow Update

2 November 2020

Because the game is classed as behind-closed-doors, supporters can tune into a live match stream with commentary available for all subscribers on iFollow Latics, as Roy Butterworth and Ian Cheeseman talk you through the action.

This match is available as a live stream for the fee of £10.

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

Oldham Athletic would like to make it clear that all fixtures are still strictly-behind-closed doors with spectators not being allowed entry.

Extensive guidelines are in place for the safety of officials and players whilst the events are taking place.

It is important you do not travel or attempt to visit Boundary Park on the day, especially with the new local restrictions in place.


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