Latics earn first League Two win in four games
Date published: 19 November 2018
Athletic will bid to secure their first league win since October 23 tomorrow at Boundary Park
Goals from George Edmundson, Jordan Lyden and Callum Lang after the break were enough for Latics to take all three points at Boundary Park.
They came after George Maris had put the visitors in front with a long range drive.
Maris unleashed a piledriver from around 35 yards out, leaving Alex Palmer with no chance with virtually Cambridge’s first opportunity of the match.
The visitors could have doubled their lead soon after, but Paul Lewis could only send his effort over the bar.
Cambridge could have had the game sown up in the first half, too – Maris couldn’t convert when clean through on goal, after being set free one-on-one with Palmer. The goalkeeper produced a stop to keep Latics only one behind.
The home side had the chance to pull level before the interval, as Dan Gardner’s free kick dropped to Andy Taylor – but his shot was blocked in front of goal.
It was a different game after half time.
It started when Cameron Dummigan had the chance to equalise from a corner, but the defender’s effort was over the bar.
Another corner proved fruitful for Latics, though, when Edmundson headed into the corner.
The home side were in front shortly after, following a long-range finish by Lyden after Cambridge goalkeeper David Forde gifted him the ball after rushing out.
Substitute Sam Surridge then set-up the final goal to wrap up the game for Latics on his return from injury.
He knocked it on to Lang, who drove at the Cambridge defence and belted an effort through Forde’s hands.
The win is Oldham’s first in the league since the end of October.
It lifts them to 12th in League Two, six points off the playoff places.