Lat­ics find form af­ter half-time Bunn rant

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Mur­ray Lis­ter

MAN­AGER Frankie Bunn praised Old­ham’s spirit af­ter they hit back for a vic­tory over Cam­bridge.

Af­ter sur­viv­ing a scare at Hamp­ton and Rich­mond in the FA Cup first round, it was the sec­ond time in a week the Lat­ics had come from be­hind to snatch a win.

Bunn said: “We didn’t of­fer much go­ing for­ward in the first half, but the sec­ond half was com­pletely dif­fer­ent.

“There were strong words at half-time and I shouldn’t need to do that too of­ten, but the play­ers re­ally re­sponded and showed tremen­dous spirit.

“The spirit and char­ac­ter of the sec­ond half are what we are all about. We need to find that more con­sis­tently and I’m hop­ing this re­sult will be the one that re­ally kicks us on.”

Cam­bridge took just seven min­utes to grab the lead as a pa­tient pass­ing move ended with Ge­orge Maris slam­ming in a su­perb 25-yard drive.

Maris should have struck again soon af­ter­wards, but he was de­nied by an ex­cel­lent low save from Old­ham goal­keeper Alex Palmer.

The Lat­ics be­gan their come­back just af­ter the hour mark when Dan Gard­ner de­liv­ered a right-wing cor­ner and Ge­orge Ed­mund­son headed in from just six yards out.

They were gifted their sec­ond goal in the 76th minute as vet­eran Forde mis­cued a clear­ance straight to Ly­den, who fired into the empty net from just in­side his own half.

Cal­lum Lang quickly sealed Old­ham’s win, burst­ing into the Cam­bridge box and crash­ing a shot in off a post for his third strike in four games. The re­sult ended Cam­bridge’s four-match un­beaten league run.

Cam­bridge man­ager Joe Dunne said: “Old­ham got mo­men­tum in the sec­ond half and it proved hard for us to get the ball into our front two. “They in­jected a lot of pres­sure into the game and it’s dis­ap­point­ing that we weren’t able to cope with it. The goals we con­ceded were very frus­trat­ing.

“In the first half we were re­ally good and con­trolled the rhythm. Ge­orge Maris scored a great goal and was then clean through a few min­utes later, so an­other goal at that time and it could have been all over.

“I think a sec­ond would have killed it, but we couldn’t keep it go­ing in the sec­ond half to keep them un­der pres­sure.”

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