Oldham Athletic manager Frankie Bunn was pleased with the character his side showed in late comeback against Colchester United.

At the weekend, Oldham Athletic produced an incredible late comeback to snatch a 3-3 draw at home to fellow promotion contenders Colchester United.

Another Sam Surridge brace and a bullet header from club captain Peter Clarke helped Latics come back from 1-3 down to gain a point from the game.

This result leaves Latics 6th in League Two whilst the visitors, Colchester United, sit 4th in League Two with one more point than Oldham Athletic.

Frankie Bunn told the club website: “I’ve been through a lot of emotions this afternoon, ups, downs and everything in between that 90 minutes and just grateful to come through the other end of it.”

“To go down like we’ve done and come back like did shows the character of this side and I thought the boys were terrific today.”

Frankie Bunn was delighted with the spirit that his team showed to keep going until the end: “That’s the team spirit we’ve got, we said before the game it’s not about just the 11 players on the pitch today its everyone connected with the squad.”

“If we’re going to do anything this year it has to be with everybody and this is what we’re trying to promote and build, team ethic, team spirit and they work their socks off.”

“A little bit of quality here and there was missing, but the determination and spirit they showed was fantastic.”

Frankie Bunn admitted that his side cannot defend like they did, especially conceding from two unnecessary corners: “We can’t prepare for the way the corners came, the first one we had the ball and passed it out for a corner and one’s come off one our lads back, but ultimately we haven’t defended properly.”

“Defensively for the goals it was poor, but other than those goals I didn’t see anything else to trouble us, I know we conceded three goals, but they didn’t create much else.”

“It was freakish in the way two of the corners occurred, but it’s no excuse and we have to deal with it better in future.”

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