Newport County won their second away game on the bounce as Tyreeq Bakinson’s goal was enough to condemn Latics to their second league defeat of the season.
Tyreeq Bakinson, who is on loan with at Newport from Championship side Bristol City, scored his first goal for Newport County on 69 minutes after being teed up by Matty Dolan.
Latics dominated the League Two clash, but was unable to hit the back of the visitor’s net as a run of five league games unbeaten comes to an end.
Frankie Bunn’s starting eleven consisted of De La Paz, Hunt, Clarke ©, Edmundson, Taylor, Lang, Missilou, Gardner, Branger-Engone, O’Grady, Surridge.
Latics left-back Andy Taylor was causing all sorts if problems with his pinpoint crosses, but evading teammates by inches on several occasions.
The visitors grew into the game and Zeus De La Paz had to be at his best with two fantastic saves in the space of a few minutes.
Dan Butler’s cross wasn’t dealt with by Latics and Josh Sheehan found himself with space to shoot, but De La Paz was there to save.
The Curacao’s next save was even better as Franks found himself free inside the Latics box and his effort was arrowing into the top corner, but De La Paz somehow managed to tip it over the bar.
In the second half, Latics winger Johan Branger-Engone headed straight at Joe Day from a Andy Taylor cross as Newport soaked up the home sides pressure before getting themselves ahead.
Matt Dolan played a long ball into Bakinson who broke through and finished smartly past De La Paz into the far corner of the goal.
Latics continued to push, but failed to create any clear cut chances and Latics will be looking to respond next week away at Grimsby Town.
Here is how Oldham Athletic fans react to defeat against Newport County –
Oh Frank. Fucking make a change. #oafc
— Ric Metty (@ricmetty) September 8, 2018
Didn’t deserve to lose that but if you don’t take your chances thats what happens #oafc
— John (@johnluke14) September 8, 2018
No chance of promotion. Going to face sides like that every week. Benching Baxter should be a criminal offence. #oafc
— Ed (@OAFCEd) September 8, 2018
And that’s just football for you. By far the better side just lacked the killer instinct up top. Need to work on Finishing #oafc
— david hewson (@hewi1989) September 8, 2018