Oldham Athletic: Paul Scholes Off To Winning Start As Latics Thump Yeovil 4-1 On Managerial Debut

Chris Wright

13th, February 2019


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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.

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.