Oldham Athletic have lost for the second time this season but they were very unlucky to not have the three points themselves against Newport County.
Both teams missing important personnel due to the international break and more so Newport. This was a clash nonetheless of two of League Two’s early pace setters.
Latics dominated proceedings with the front three of Surridge, Lang and O’Grady. As well as in midfield Missilou who went on to claim the man of the match.
Andy Taylor once again played brilliantly for the side providing great service to the strikers but poor finishing was evident which proved the sides undoing.
Newport came close despite the dominance from Oldham in the first half with De La Paz, the stand in keeper due to Iversen’s international commitments staking his claim for the number one jersey with some brilliant saves.
Half-time came with Oldham fans seemingly happy with the teams efforts ahead of a push for the win in the second half.
This did not come though as It was the Exiles who took the lead in the 69th minute with Tyreeq Bakinson finding the net from a long ball from Butler.
Oldham like for most of the game had the majority of the other chances with Johan Branger-Engone and Jose Baxter going the closest to equalising.
Alas though it was a second league defeat of the season. Supporters were in dismay after the tie lauding the poor substitutions from Frankie Bunn.
This included substituting on Mohamed Maouche late on despite him being a defensive midfielder and then Jonathan Benteke in the dying embers of the clash, a striker.
As well as that the fans saw the defeat as a major disappointment in terms of the sides aspirations for a promotion push but hopefully this can be put right as the side face Grimsby next Saturday.
Grimsby lost to Bury 4-0 so hopefully the brilliant start from Oldham can get back on track next time out.
FULL TIME: Oldham Athletic 0 – 1 Newport County (Bakinson 69’)
De La Paz, Hunt, Clarke, Edmundson, Taylor, Lang, Missilou (Maouche 88’), Gardner, Branger-Engone (Benteke 90’), O’Grady (Baxter 74’), Surridge
Newport County AFC:
Day, Pipe, Butler, Franks, Dolan, Amond, Matt (Marsh-Brown 74’), Bakinson, Sheehan (O’Brien 84’), Bennett, Demetriou
Picture Credit: Oldham Athletic