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League lead­ers fluff their lines as Lat­ics hold firm

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utes later when his header from Mark Duffy’s cor­ner smacked against the Old­ham bar.

It was pow­er­ful but not quite ac­cu­rate enough, a bit like Old­ham who at times dom­i­nated, but in terms of get­ting a goal they had come nowhere near as close.

Flana­gan also headed wide in the sec­ond half and Stu­art Beavon put a fly­ing header well over.

Duffy brought a good save out of Cole­man, but if they were turn­ing the telly off in droves at home you could un­der­stand it be­cause a goal looked as rare as a dry day this Easter.

Old­ham are at home to Ch­ester­field to­mor­row look­ing to build on this and con­tinue the re­vival John Sheri­dan has launched since tak­ing over as man­ager in Jan­uary.

There is cer­tainly new life in the Lat­ics, some­thing Sheri­dan, who has both played for and man­aged the club in the past, ap­pre­ci­ates.

“We were play­ing against a team who are top of the league, scor­ing goals and beat­ing teams,” he said.

“They’re fly­ing so we knew the im­por­tance of get­ting some­thing from this game.

“I’m pleased with the point. Peo­ple ex­pected us to get beaten here, but we showed we’re a half de­cent side.”

Old­ham are now one point away from get­ting out of the bot­tom four and have two games in hand of Black­pool, who are just above them.

Sheri­dan has taken 20 points from his 13 games in charge and lifted Old­ham from five points adrift of safety to touch­ing dis­tance.

“The play­ers are giv­ing me their all,” Sheri­dan added.

“This per­for­mance gives us some be­lief. We wanted three points but we won’t grum­ble with it be­ing one against the top of the league.”

SAFE HANDS: Old­ham keeper Joel Cole­man snuffs out an at­tack

STAR MAN CUR­TIS MAIN Old­ham

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