The convincing win over neighbours Bury at Boundary Park on Saturday gives new confidence that the Latics could be on course for a great season. They have adapted well to League Two football and are playing with great flair although Frankie Bunn is taking nothing for granted. The Latics raced into a 3-0 lead in the first half hour, after being 2-0 up in less than 10 minutes. Bury fought back to make it 3-2 early in the second half but the home side battled back to clain a great 4-2 victory which was achieved in atrocious weather conditions.
Bunn said, “We were fantastic. The game plan was implemented and it was executed. The way we pressed, got on top of them was terrific and for the first time in a long time we took our chances and it just goes to show that if you do take your chances it stands you in good stead. The way we went about all of our work in the first half was very, very good. Bury are a really good team and we put them to the sword in the first half and that was really pleasing.”
“I thought towards the latter stages of the first half I could sense a little bit of us taking the foot off the gas and we had a go at half time, we weren't there yet. We had to come out the way we started the first half and low and behold after a minute it was 3-1. Your heart sinks, then it's two and then you are in for a real scrap. We gave them the impetus to come at us, thankfully Chris [O'Grady] got one over the line and we saw it out. Some of the defending was frantic, for a neutral it would have been really exciting.”
“I'm absolutely delighted for him [O'Grady]. He's a proper gentleman, he's a total professional, he looks after himself like you won't believe. He's a credit to himself, to his family and to our football club. He takes some stick every now and then but he does a lot of things that maybe some supporters don't see and appreciate but I can tell you to a man the team appreciate everything he does for us and I'm so delighted he's got his rewards. I mentioned last week this side don't chuck the towel in and through their adversity they keep plugging away. There is still loads of work to do, we haven't achieved anything yet. It is great to win, as it always is, and we enjoy the wins together but we can't get too carried away with ourselves.”