Oldham fans storm pitch to protest against club's owners as League Two side fall 3-0 down at home to Barrow

ANGRY Oldham fans invaded the pitch DURING Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Barrow – stopping play as they protested against the club's owners.

League Two's second-bottom club were already 3-0 down when supporters came on, some sitting down in the centre circle.

Referee Carl Boyeson took players off for three minutes as fans upped their campaign against owner-brothers Abdallah and Mohamed Lemsagam.

Latics followers are worried the Premier League founder members and three-time FA Cup semi-finalists are heading for administration – and possibly dropping out of the Football League for the first time ever

In the past three and a half years under the Lemsagams, Oldham have seen wages paid late, threats of player strikes and demotion to the fourth tier.

And even before Saturday, supporters have intervened at matches this season to complain about their famous club's plight.

Fans entered the Boundary Park pitch at the end of a 2-1 defeat against Colchester on August 21 – the Latics' SEVENTH League Two loss in a row, including last season..

And four days later Oldham's Carabao Cup second-round tie with Accrington was interrupted by supporters hurling tennis balls on.

The Latics went on to win a penalty shootout following a goalless draw.

But there was no happy conclusion to the match action against Barrow.

Former Oldham midfielder Ollie Banks drilled the visitors in front from 22 yards on the quarter-hour mark, teed up by debutant Jordan Stevens.

Offrande Zanzala then bypassed two Latics' defenders to slot Barrow's second goal on 53 minutes.

And four minutes after that Joe Grayson's free-kick evaded everyone on its way to the far corner – further stirring up home fans' frustration.


Supporters soon surged onto the pitch, a few sitting down in the middle. 

Ref Boyeson promptly ordered both sides off.

And once play resumed Barrow saw the game out comfortably, leaving Barrow with just three points from six matches.

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