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Southend 4-0 Latics

5 August 2023

Match Reports

Southend 4-0 Latics

5 August 2023

Latics fell to a disappointing defeat on the opening day of the season to Southend.

The hosts went a goal up after 10 minutes of sustained attacking pressure, Callum Powell found the far corner with an accurate shot received from a corner.

Dan Ward, making his league debut for Latics, went down with an injury to his hamstring, and was unable to continue, being replaced by Brennan Dickenson.

Oldham looked for an equaliser, the best chance coming towards the end of the half, as Joe Nuttal shifted the ball onto his right foot, and looked for the bottom corner, forcing Ndi to make a good save.

Things went from bad to worse for Athletic, when Will Sutton was sent off for a two-footed challenge on Nathan Ralph.

Substitute Mike Fondop caused problems for Southend immediately after coming on, his clever pass played through Norwood who raced towards goal, but saw his shot blocked.

Oli Coker doubled Southend’s lead with a shot from outside the box with 10 minutes to go.

Mooney added a third just before the 90th minute mark, and Cardwell got the fourth in stoppage time.

Oldham: Norman, Kitching, Hogan, Hobson, Shelton, Nuttall (Fondop, 70), Ward (Dickenson, 17), Sheron, Raglan, Sutton, Norwood.


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