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Latics 2-0 York City

24 January 2023

Match Reports

Latics 2-0 York City

24 January 2023

Latics continued their unbeaten start to 2023 in the league, as a goal in either half saw off York at Boundary Park.

Yarney got his first goal in a Latics shirt, he smashed home as Ross spilled his save of Mike Fondop’s header.

Oldham looked the better side in the second-half, and were rewarded when Abraham latched onto Jordan Clarke’s pass and slotted the ball under Campbell.

It was end-to-end stuff during the opening periods of the game, both teams exchanged chances, but couldn’t produce any that massively troubled either keeper.

Latics did look stronger as the first-half progressed, however, and troubled Ross when Tollitt’s free-kick found Fondop in the box, but he couldn’t aim it past the ‘keeper.

McLaughlin went close for the visitors, he received the ball in acres of space, and struck it on the half-volley, but that effort went over the bar.

New signing Mark Shelton showed his quality, displaying a range of passing skills as Oldham looked for an opener.

And an opener came before half-time, Norman pushed Pybus’ free-kick onto the post and hit York on the counter-attack, winning a free-kick following a foul.

From the resulting free-kick, Fondop saw his head spilled by Ross, before Yarney battled past the York defence to smash home.

Latics came out in the second-half looking like an even better side, Sheron and Shelton made the side tick, helping the side string three and four passes together to unlock the York defence.

Fondop attempted a scorpion kick from a left wing cross, but he could only divert it wide of the post.

Abraham and Rooney came on in place of Fondop and Tollit, with 15 minutes to play.

J. Clarke looked to find Nuttall with a pass, but he misplaced it and Crookes let the ball fly past him, as Abraham picked the ball up, took a touch, and slotted the ball under Campbell.

Norman was called into action in the closing moments of the game, Hurst looked for the far corner from inside the box, just for Latics ‘keeper to nudge the effort onto the post.

Latics: Norman, J. Clarke, Hogan, Sheron, Shelton, Tollitt, Fondop, Kitching, Chapman, Yarney, Nuttall.

Subs not used: Hudson, Couto

Attendance: 5,930

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