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Preview: Oldham

1 April 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers will look to earn an eighth straight win in Sky Bet League Two when they head to Oldham Athletic for a rearranged fixture at Boundary Park on Tuesday night, 7:45pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s men, who are fifth, secured a seventh victory on the spin after Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Carlisle United at Prenton Park.

Ollie Banks close-range header just before the break was added to by second-half goal by top-scorer James Norwood and Manny Monthe’s powerful header following a corner.

Oldham head in to the clash in Greater Manchester off the back of a 2-0 triumph at home to Grimsby Town on Saturday.

Team news

Luke McCullough limped off ten minutes into the game against Carlisle and it is not yet known if he will be available for Tuesday night.

Ishmael Miller still remains on the sidelines for Tranmere Rovers. 

The Latics’ season so far

It has been a campaign of changes for Oldham Athletic as they adjust to life in League Two. 

Having spent two decades in League One, the Latics slipped back in to the fourth-tier for this term.

Frankie Bunn left his position as Oldham boss at the end of last year and was replaced by former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes in February.

Scholes departed Boundary Park in March, with caretaker manager Pete Wild taking the reins until May.

Currently 15th in the table, from their 38 games, Oldham have won 13, drawn 12 and lost 13.

One to Watch

Callum Lang is the one to watch  with the striker Oldham’s current top scorer.

The Liverpool-native began his career in the youth set up at Anfield before moving to Wigan Athletic’s youth system.

Turning professional at the DW Stadium, 20-year-old Lang made his senior debut in Wigan colours in an EFL Cup tie with Blackpool in August 2017.

He joined League Two side Morecambe on loan deal later that same month, scoring 10 goals in 30 games for the Shrimps as Jim Bentley’s side survived in the fourth-tier on the final day of the season.

Lang signed on loan for Oldham before the start of the 2018/19 campaign and has become a key player for the Greater Manchester club.

So far this season, Lang has scored 12 goals in 42 appearances at the Latics in all competitions.

Tickets

The initial ticket allocation of 1,700 tickets for our away game at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday 2nd April has now sold out.

There will be approximately 1,000 tickets still available on the day for supporters still wishing to attend the game.

Prices: 

Adults: £18

Over 65: £8

Students: £8

U21: £8

U18: £5

Disabled: Age category price

Carer: Free

Match Officials

Referee: Matthew Donohue

Assistants: Matthew Parry and Thomas Harty

Fourth Official: Scott Oldham

Match Coverage

Can’t make it to Rovers’ away game at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night? Don’t worry as you can keep up with goings on at Boundary Park.

You can now sign up to Tranmere Rovers’ iFollow, which allows access to extended highlights and interviews with manager Micky Mellon and a player, after the game.

To sign up, click here

Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

Twitter: @tranmererovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers

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Oldham 2-0 Tranmere

2 April 2019

Tranmere Rovers seven match winning run came to an end with a 2-0 defeat at Oldham Athletic.

A brace from Callum Lang sealed the win for the hosts as Tranmere dominated the play but were unable to find a breakthrough against the Latics.

Rovers were backed by phenomenal support from the Wirral, with nearly 2,500 fans making the journey to Boundary Park. Our attention will now quickly turn to this weekend’s game at Newport County! 

Manager Micky Mellon made one change from the win against Carlisle United, Jay Harris replacing the injured Luke McCullough.

Tranmere were dealt an early set in the seventh minute as the hosts took the lead when Lang cut inside from the left flank and beat the Rovers defence to drive a low effort into the bottom right hand corner past Scott Davies.

Christopher Missilou and Lang were proving to be a nuisance for the TRFC backline with their pace and clever runs as Rovers knew they had a battle on their hands if they were going to maintain their unbeaten run of form for the past nine league games.

Tranmere were showing a threat when they did get in the final third, just missing the final pass to show a real threat to goalkeeper Daniel Iverson’s goal.

Just before the half hour mark, former Oldham man Ollie Banks forced Iverson to punch a free-kick away from roughly 20 yards.

Winger Kieron Morris was the next to try his luck for the visitors, as Tranmere started controlling possession at Boundary Park. The on loan man struck a fierce 20-yard effort wide of the post.

Tranmere were on the front foot from the get-go and the travelling support were right behind their team. Seven minutes passed and Mellon made his first sub, Harris replaced by winger Jonny Smith and a change of formation as Rovers went in search of an equaliser.

Oldham were taking every chance they could get to slow down the clock to ensure their lead stayed intact.

Smith’s impact was pretty immediate and just before the clock passed 60, TRFC’s number 18 hit an effort from the edge of the box, the keeper making a fine stop. One minute later, Manny Monthe tried his luck but the goalkeeper was equal.

However, the hosts went two goals to the good when Lang added his second, escaping the Rovers defence once again to slip the ball into the far corner.

Tranmere continued to dominate the ball but were not able to find the killer pass to breakdown Oldham.

A scramble in the penalty area nearly handed Tranmere a goal back but the ball eventually crept over the crossbar, as the visitors kept on pushing.

Another chance fell Rovers’ way as Connor Jennings broke free in the box to whip in a cross but unfortunately no one could connect with the ball.

But it wasn't our night but one thing was evident, this Club are together and the SWA stayed with the team all the way through. 

Tranmere: Davies, Caprice, Ellis, Monthe, Ridehalgh, Harris (Smith 50), Banks, Perkins, Morris, Jennings, Norwood. Unused subs: Pilling, Mullin, Dagnall, Gilmour, Buxton, Pringle.

 

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Ticket News

Initial ticket allocation for Oldham sold out

1 April 2019

Following unbelievable support from the SWA, we have sold out of our initial allocation of 1700 tickets for our away game at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday 2nd April.

There will be approximately 1000 tickets still available on the day for supporters still wishing to attend the game.

Prices: 

Adults: £18

Over 65: £8

Students: £8

U21: £8

U18: £5

Disabled: Age category price

Carer: Free

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