Oldham came into the game 12 games unbeaten, with Coventry only one win in seven. Both sides began the game attempting to play along the ground in reaction to the extremely tough weather conditions. Oldham started the stronger of the two and took the lead after just nine minutes when Latics forward Danny Philliskirk finished smartly just outside the box after a good flick on from Ibehre. Oldham continued to press after the goal and pressured Coventry defender Willis into a horrific error on the edge of the box allowing Oldham top scorer Jonathan Forte to score his 10th of the season after finished calmly under Allsop. The Sky Blues did pull a goal back after a horrify deflection of Liam Kelly sent Rachubka the complete wrong way after a low free kick by Madison. Oldham’s two goal lead was however restored before half time when Forte grabbed his second of the game with a cool finesse finish past the Coventry goal keeper. And it was four after half time when full back Genseric Kusunga put a perfectly weighted cross straight on to the head of Ibehre who couldn’t miss. Overall a very well deserved victory for Oldham extending their unbeaten run, Coventry will have to improve though if they want to end their poor run of form. Full time Oldham 4 Coventry City 1

Oldham Athletic

Rachubka- Strong kicking against wind, little to do in game. 7.0
Kusunga- Good control, great runs down the wing and fantastic cross for fourth goal 8.0
Wilson- Powerful in the air as usual as well as cutting out through balls consistently. 7.5
Dieng- Comfortable on the ball and good heading all game. 7.5
Mills- Very quiet at times down the wing but covered well. 7.0
Dayton- Got stuck in well during the game, looked good passing but didn’t make as many forward runs as expected. 7.0
Kelly- Sound passing and dribbling throughout, almost scored with audacious attempt form half way line as well as testing the goalkeeper on a couple of occasions. 7.5
Jones- Strong in tackles and on the ball as well as holding it up and passing well. 7.0
Philliskirk- Great finish for the first goal as well as good positive play all game. 8.0
Forte- Fantastic pace and finishing again for the two goals as well as good runs all game. 9.0
Ibehre- Held up the ball and ran well, right place right time for the goal and to nod home. 7.5

Substitutions

Winchester- Good passing and control after coming on. 7.0
Polson- Looked pacey and put himself about. 7.0
Tidier-  Calm on the ball with good pasting and movement. 7.0

 

Coventry City

Allsop- Good kicking against the strong wind and made a number of very good saves however was let down by poor defence. 7.5
Willis- Poor mistake for one of the goals and nervy on the ball. 6.0
Webster- Not his best at the back and poor marking. 6.5
Fleck- Comfortable on the ball and made some decent runs. 7.0
O’Brian- Strong in tackle but failed to make much of an impact. 6.5
Miller- Good turns and quick on the ball. 7.0
Barton- Decent control and passing but very few runs. 6.5
Phillips- Quiet during the game, also poor covering of midfield runs. 6.5
Hines- Decent runs and pace but passing was off on the night. 6.5
Haynes- Quick on wing and covered well but was let down by team mates. 7.5
Madison- Good turns and passing as well as scoring only goal. 7.0

Substitutions

Tudgay- Put himself about and showed good energy and runs. 7.0
Jackson- Showed good pace and ran about but failed to make chances. 6.5
Thomas- Didn’t really have much time to make an impact. 6.0

 

Man of the Match

Forte- Two great finishes as well as good runs and link up throughout 9.0

 


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