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Solihull 2-3 Latics

16 December 2023

Club News

Solihull 2-3 Latics

16 December 2023

In a game of two halves, Latics ran out 3-2 winners at Damson Park.

Oldham weren’t at the races in the first half, and were deservedly a goal down thanks to Mark Beck’s bundled shot.

Debutant Josh Stokes looked lively in the first half, and got his rewards, firing home a cross.

Moments later, Sheron struck from outside the box, before notching another, giving Latics a two goal lead.

Solihull pulled a goal back in stoppage time with a penalty, but it didn’t impact the scoreline.

In the early moments of the game, both sides were comfortable just passing the ball around and easing their way into the game.

Moors upped the intensity and won a corner which was eventually turned home by Beck inside the area.

Stones had the chance to equalise when he ran through, but was unable to hit the target as he shrugged off two defenders.

Hudson was called into action when he faced Beck’s powerful header, and he did well to palm it away.

That save allowed Latics to get back into the game, and they did when Stones connected with Sutton’s looping header, turning as he shot, finding the bottom corner on the volley.

The shot clearly took the ‘keeper by surprise, as did the goal, which probably explains how Latics were allowed to get another, under two minutes later.

Norwood raced forward as Latics hit them on the break, he gave the ball to Stones, who switched play to Sheron.

The midfielder, who only seems to score from outside the box, fired home with power, giving Oldham the lead.

Mikey, who was due to come on just before Latics pulled level, eventually did enter the field, in place of Stones, giving Latics a different dynamic up top.

Athletic kept up the attacking intensity for the remainder of the second half, and got the third, again thanks to Sheron.

He was given the ball by Fondop on the edge of the area, and allowed to set up his shot, finding the bottom corner.

Moors were given a penalty in stoppage time, which Kelly converted, but it was nothing more than a consolation.

Oldham: Hudson, Kitching, Hogan (Hope, 80’), Hobson, Lundstram, Sheron, Raglan, McGahey, Sutton, Stones (Fondop, 72’), Norwood.

Subs not used: Norman, Willoughby, Moore.

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