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Last Time We Met Oldham Athletic

28 December 2018

Port Vale face Oldham Athletic on Saturday afternoon in what will be their last fixture of 2018, but what happened when the two sides last faced off in Sky Bet League Two?

It was only October when Neil Aspin's men made the trip to Boundary Park, and it proved to be a positive afternoon for the Valiants as they secured all three points.

Both teams had chances early on as Callum Lang fired one just wide for the Latics before Nathan Smith almost put Vale ahead, only to see his close-range effort well saved by Daniel Iversen.

With 37 minutes played, Luke Hannant went down inside the area and the Valiants were handed an opportunity to take the lead from the spot. Tom Pope stepped up to confidently dispatch the spot kick, and that proved to be decisive.

Oldham did control possession for the majority of the second half and they created a few openings, but Vale's back line dealt with the danger expertly to record a clean sheet and a hard-earned away victory.

The two clubs have faced off 79 times to date, and it's Vale who have the slightly better record. The Valiants have won 32, drawn 19 and lost 28 of their fixtures against the Greater Manchester side.

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