Philliskirk praise for Latics

Oldham clinched a 2-1 win at Stevenage after "pulling their fingers out in the second half", according to Tony Philliskirk.

Last Updated: 20/02/13 at 12:29

Tony Philliskirk: Full of praise for Oldham's second-half showing

Tony Philliskirk: Full of praise for Oldham's second-half showing

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The Latics were behind at half-time in Tuesday night's League One clash and deservedly so, but in a complete turnaround in momentum they claimed a vital three points thanks to goals by Dean Furman and James Tarkowski.

The result ensured they leapfrogged Colchester in the table to cap a memorable four days for the Boundary Park side after their 2-2 draw with Everton on Saturday.

Philliskirk said: "We were a little bit lacklustre first half - we were second best and the lads looked a little tired.

"Fortunately, we started the second half very well, but the players have got a bit of ownership at the moment and I challenged them to put into practice what they were saying.

"Actions speak louder than words and I was saying 'it's alright saying it lads, get your fingers out and do something about it'.

"And fair play to them, I thought in the second half we controlled the game for half an hour and went 2-1 up.

"It was a little bit hairy-scary at the end and they put us under a bit of pressure, which is understandable because the boys were a bit tired, but I cannot praise the players enough.

"Whether me being calm and concise about things is rubbing off on the players I don't know, but hopefully it is."

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