Boro pile misery on Latics

Lucas Akins’ first-half penalty earned Boro back-to-back wins on

the road after their midweek success at Leyton Orient.

It was a workmanlike and highly disciplined display from the

Hertfordshire side and there is clearly no hangover from last

season’s play-off heartache having collected seven points from a

possible nine.

It is an altogether different story for Oldham, who have picked

up only one point from their first three league matches. And after

being booed from the Boundary Park pitch for the second successive

home match these are deeply worrying times for Latics manager Paul

Dickov.

The winning goal from Akins came in the 33rd minute after a

defensive howler from James Tarkowski. The teenager’s header failed

to reach goalkeeper Alex Cisak, who was forced to trip Marcus Haber

just inside the penalty area.

Oldham created few chances and former ‘keeper Chris Day had an

easy ride on his return to Boundary Park.