Stevenage welcome John Sheridan’s Oldham Athletic to The Lamex Stadium for a vital fixture in Sky Bet League Two this Saturday…
Steve Evans’ first home game in charge arguably turns out to be his side’s most important fixture of the campaign. Both Boro and Oldham are on 34 points in the league and, although the latter are just outside the relegation places on goal difference, Stevenage have a game in hand. With less than ten fixtures remaining, both sides look to desperately maintain their Football League status, making Saturday’s game a highly anticipated one.
Despite disappointment in recent years, Oldham Athletic had made a name for themselves as a well-established English Football League Club. The Latics have two Third Division titles to their name as well as a Second Division title which they won in 1991. The club were founder members of the Premier League in 1992 but only lasted two campaigns before facing relegation to The Second Tier and a gradual decline to Sky Bet League Two.
This season has been far from satisfactory for The Latics as they currently find themselves 22nd in the table. From 39 league games, John Sheridan’s men have achieved just eight wins, losing twenty-one encounters and drawing the remaining ten. Oldham’s most recent fixture was their first win since the 19th of February as the side defeated Leyton Orient 2-0 at Boundary Park. Their top scorer is Davis Keillor-Dunn with thirteen goals in all competitions.
Stevenage and Oldham have met on twelve occasions in the past with Boro possessing the slightly better win rate, having won five encounters. The Latics have defeated Stevenage four times and the two sides have drawn three times. The last time Boro won against Oldham was exactly one year ago this Saturday as the side travelled to Greater Manchester and picked up all three points thanks to a Scott Cuthbert headed finish.
- Referee - Andy Davies
- Assistant Referee 1 - Mark Dwyer
- Assistant Referee 2 - James Wilson
- Fourth Official - Carl Brook
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