OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0, YEOVIL TOWN 4
It was the day when Lee Johnson was put firmly in his place by father Gary as Latics lost 4-0 at home to Yeovil Town in Sky Bet League One.
The second eagerly-awaited battle between father and son produced an upset so far as the form book was concerned as high-flying Latics were brought to earth with a bang by the Glovers who are in the relegation places.
Lee, whose side had defeated Yeovil in their first managerial head to head, was second best this time as Yeovil secured a win which eases the pressure on father Gary.
It was a game which was effectively over by half time when Latics found themselves 3-0 down through goals from Stephen Arthurworrey, Simon Gillett and Sam Hoskins. They also added a fourth at the end through substitute Kieffer Moore.
The day was as miserable as the weather as Latics dropped out of the play-off places, yet it began promisingly as Daniel Johnson and Jabo Ibehre had good early chances before they fell behind after 20 minutes.
Arthurworrey headed against the upright, but the defender reacted the quickest to make no mistake second time round.
Ibehre had a good chance to equalise before Yeovil doubled their advantage just before the half-hour mark when Genseric Kusunga was caught out as Gillett shot low past keeper Paddy Kenny.
Latics continued to create chances as Brian Wilson volleyed straight at Steer while Mike Jones’ 25-yard drive fizzed past the upright.
And the nightmare opening period was rounded off when Hoskins dispossessed Kusunga before shooting past Kenny.
Latics’ manager was forced into drastic measures and at the break he brought on Carl Winchester and Dominic Poleon for Kusunga and Timothee Dieng.
Latics had a shout for a penalty early in the second half turned down and Yeovil almost presented them with a goal when defender Nathan Smith hit a clearance against Arthurworrey, but goalkeeper Steer saved on the line.
Yeovil ought to have scored a third after 70 minutes when former Latics’ player Tom Eaves burst clear and rounded Kenny before firing wide of an open goal. He then ballooned another effort wide when he was clean through.
Daniel Johnson and Brian Wilson went close for Latics who were looking for a consolation goal.
Then at the end, Yeovil piled on more misery by adding a fourth goal from the edge of the box to round off a thoroughly miserable day.