Ooh. We *really* want to win this one. And we cannot think why. Let’s see what the FIFA 20 Verdict reckons about our visit to see the Latics. If it were down (or is it up?) to us, we would be walking into this with four points from the last nine. Sure, we did balls it up with the Walsall clash midweek. But we’re allowed the odd slip-up here and there. Aren’t we? Look, just give us a chance to put it right against Dino’s Oldham side. We’re well up for it.

 

FIFA 20 Verdict: Oldham Athletic v Boro’

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We had to ride our luck to start with, though. The hosts spent a fair whack of the first half giving us some grief at the back. But no clear cut chances came of it, and soon we started to get a foothold in the match too. A lot of our attacking play went through Kenners too. But it wasn’t all rosy and we changed the formation at the break to shore things up.

Off went Soares through no fault of his own as we reverted to four at the back, with Carter and Lakin flanking Dabo in the middle. Newton was up top; Kemp and Kenners tucking in just behind. The change seemed to work and we hit the Latics with a double salvo around the hour mark to take control. Much like the Cambridge fixture earlier this term, we put it beyond doubt late on and felt good inside. A lovely three points if we do say so ourselves.

Oldham Athletic – 0
Stevenage – 4 (Newton 54; Kennedy 63, pen 90+5; CMS 90+1)

Team (3-5-1-1): 
Farman — Soares, Nugent, Cuthbert — James-Wildin, Carter, Dabo, Lakin, Kemp — Kennedy — Newton

Subs:
Bastien, Digby, TVC, Parrett (Dabo 65), List, CMS (Kemp 76), Leesley (Soares 45)

Bookings:
Kemp, Cuthbert, Dabo, Parrett

Boro’ MOM:
Kennedy – 9.2 / 10

Difficulty:
Legendary

Back indoors. Let’s be havin’ you…

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Pete H is the head of the BoroGuide team; helping to keep the show on the road for the best part of two decades – all because of his love of Boro'. He was relatively late to the scene; first rocking up at Broadhall Way during the 1995-6 season. But that's mainly because he was too young to pledge allegiance before then. There have been more than enough highs (Easter Monday '96) and lows (Kettering '02) since then, however, to keep him occupied. Yes, and the 2010 title win...