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Head to Head: Oldham Athletic

20 January 2017

Matt Bullin takes a look at our recent record over Oldham Athletic

Town welcome Oldham Athletic to the Greenhous Meadow this Saturday, with Town holding a historical edge in the fixture.

Town hold the slight historical edge in the fixture having won 22 of the 54 league and cup meetings between the clubs, to Oldham’s 20 wins, and there have been 12 draws.

In the club’s last five meetings, Town have lost just once, getting the win on three occasions, and the sides have played out a draw once.

The most recent match between the sides came earlier this season and it saw Town claim a thrilling 3-2 win at Boundary Park.

Oldham took the lead through Josh Law, before Junior Brown equalised for Town on the brink of half time. In the second half Town pulled away as Ivan Toney scored from the spot and Joe Riley added another before Lee Irwin pulled one back for Athletic.

However, last time Oldham travelled to the Greenhous Meadow in January of last season, they came away with all three points claiming a 1-0 win.

A 23rd minute Carl Winchester strike ensured Athletic took the win.

In September 2015 the sides met in an EFL Trophy match and Town came out on top, winning 2-0.

A goal from Liam McAlinden five minutes before half time and one from Tyrone Barnett four minutes after half time ensured Town progressed into the next round.

At the beginning of the 2015/16 season the sides shared the points at Boundary Park as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Liam Kelly’s penalty gave Oldham the lead, but James Collins struck back for Town in the 70th minute.

When sides met in the league in January 2014, the match which saw Town take all three points with a 2-1 win at Boundary Park.

Jon Taylor opened the scoring for Town in the 23rd minute, though Jonathon Grounds equalised for the home side just ten minutes later. But a 62nd minute goal from Aaron Wildig gave Town the win, in a season which eventually saw Town relegated.

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