Interim Oldham boss Richie Wellens heaped praise on his team following Saturday’s  1-2 win away at Portsmouth.

Eoin Doyle, who Wellens claimed was ‘injured’ before the game, netted two goals to win the game comfortably for Latics, despite a nervy ending.

After the game, Wellens said: “I am gutted for the Oldham fans that were at home and didn’t see that performance because that was top quality football today.

The second win of the week for the Latics pushed the club clear of the League one relegation zone for the first time this season.

Bury meanwhile are a point behind Oldham with goal difference keeping them out of the bottom four after they went down 2-0 at home to Milton Keynes Dons.Manager Lee Clark  admitted that the afternoon was lost with problems in both boxes.

Osman Sow put the visitors ahead after just six minutes, while former Shaker Ethan Ebanks-Landell sealed the win mid way through the second half.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill described his teams goalless draw at  AFC Wimbledon as a positive point away from home.Spaeking to the club’s website after the game, he said that:

“Defensively we were brilliant. We defended crosses into the box and direct balls superbly.

“But we have to show more composure on regains. We’re a passing side and I don’t think we’ve utilised our skills going forward today.

“There has been a lot of concentration on keeping clean sheets and being assertive against the opponents, but when we’ve got the ball we’ve got to be more creative.

“You can see the desire in the players to try and keep clean sheets and they’ve done it again today, so it’s a positive point away from home again.

Two Will Grigg goals ensured Wigan strengthened their grip on an automatic promotion spot in Sky Bet League One, as they beat Walsall 2-0 at the DW Stadium.

Grigg fired home a loose ball inside the penalty area in the first-half, before he scored a penalty in the second after he’d been fouled by James Wilson inside the box.

In the Championship,Bolton’s chairman said the 1-0 defeat at Villa park further illustrated the improvement in our performances over the last couple of weeks.

Everybody at the game will have left the ground scratching their heads as to why we didn’t come away with a point.A solitary goal from Jonathan Kodjia from the penalty spot after the Villa man had been fouled in the area with 38 minutes gone was the difference between the two sides.

 

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