Back to back home wins

Last updated : 26 January 2017 By Dave Moore

Second-half goals from Paul Green (penalty) and Ryan McLaughlin gave the Oldham fans in the 7,224 crowd a lot to cheer about in the 2-0 win over Peterborough on Tuesday night. The crucial three points, and a second successive home win, put smiles all over the faces of the home fans.

A delighted John Sheridan said, “It was well deserved and we were excellent. Because of where we are in the division and the circumstances, I am chuffed to bits for the lads and for the supporters who haven't had too much to cheer about. I know it was free entry, but the crowd got right behind the team. I must admit, it did feel a bit like the old days when we used to get crowds like that quite often. I think they appreciated the way the players played against a very good team. They do outplay teams, but we competed well and played football when we had to. To get two goals and another clean sheet, I could not ask for more. I would not be here if I did not think we could get out of it. Go by tonight and there is a really good feeling you can get out of it. The atmosphere was really good and the performance gave them plenty to cheer about. We are going to lose games. But we fight for everything and if we play like we did here then we have a good chance of doing what we want to do. But there is a long, long way to go.”

“I had to try something different, as the lack of goals was obviously a problem and you need to score to win games. I tried something and it worked well. I am not frightened to change my team. It's not something I like doing, but if it gets us three points then it has worked out. When he is on his game, Aaron Amadi-Holloway can be unstoppable. He puts himself about and holds the ball up. That's what we did, holding the ball in the opposition half for longer periods than we have been doing. You can create problems by doing that and getting the opposition on the back foot. The midfield did really well as it can be difficult against a side like Peterborough with players interchanging positions. We kept our shape really well. They worked their socks off and there were some very good performances. The team did really well. Keep playing like that and we have got a good chance of winning those games we need to win.”