Paul Scholes got his managerial career off to a winning start as his Oldham Athletic side soundly thrashed Yeovil at Boundary Park on Tuesday night.
Having gone a goal up deep into first-half stoppage time, a second-half flurry eventually saw the Latics run out as 4-1 winners.
FULL TIME: Oldham Athletic 4 Yeovil Town 1 (Baxter 45+5′, Lang 51′, Maouche 88′, Missilou 90’/ Mugabi 54′) Paul Scholes off to a flyer! #oafc
— Oldham Athletic AFC (@OfficialOAFC) 12 February 2019
Characteristically, Scholes refused to get carried away after the final whistle:
It was nice, but it’s just a start. That’s all it is. I know there are tougher tests ahead, starting with Saturday against Crewe, who are going really well.
4-1 doesn’t reflect how difficult the night was. Yeovil made it difficult for us.
I’m really pleased with the goals. I said in my press conference on Monday that I knew there was talent in this squad.
I want them to enjoy and express themselves and the way you do that is by scoring goals.
The win elevates the ex-Manchester United midfielder’s side up into 11th, while Yeovil remain dangling just two places about the League Two relegation zone having now lost five games on the bounce.