LATICS MAKE LIFE HARD FOR LEADERS
SHEFFIELD UNITED could not quite get the job done, as Bolton managed at Shrewsbury, opponents similarly threatened with the drop.
Four points is the gap between second and the top-of-the-table Blades – rather than the six it would have been had Chris Wilder’s side managed to nick a win on a rock-hard playing surface at Oldham.
But the boss can’t be too dissatisfied, despite Bolton managing to win at Shrewsbury on the same afternoon.
Oldham are a welldrilled outfit who have adapted to their difficult pitch to now extend a run to one defeat in the last 10 outings at Boundary Park.
Jay O’Shea scored a lovely goal and Wilder’s side, buoyed by the backing of 4,210 travelling fans, defended stoutly.
With a point in the bag, on the Blades go. Next up is Millwall at home on Tuesday night, while for John Sheridan’s Oldham the fight against the drop continues at play-off chasing Southend on Saturday.