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Gannon hails Hatters display

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Stockport manager Jim Gannon saluted a "fantastic" second-half performance which saw his side come from a goal down at the break to beat Oldham 3-1.

Andy Liddell had put Oldham ahead straight from a corner-kick in the first-half, but Stockport roared back to win thanks to goals from Paul Turnbull, Peter Thompson and captain Michael Raynes.

Gannon said: "That was a fantastic performance in the second half."

He added: "Oldham are a very good side, they've got quality all across the park, but I encouraged my lads to keep their passing game going and that's what worked for us in the end. We've played some good football."

Gannon had special praise for skipper Raynes, whose 82nd minute strike was a brilliant lob from 15 yards to wrap up the victory.

"Michael has got certain qualities," added Gannon. "But I wasn't sure he had that in his locker.

"What a finish it was. We've played the best football in a while, slowly but surely stuff we're working on in training is coming off."

Oldham boss John Sheridan was downbeat after his previously unbeaten side missed a chance to go top of League One.

He said: "It wasn't to be I suppose. But I am disappointed with the manner in which we conceded the three goals in the second half.

"The match was there for the taking for us, but we blew it."

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