HATS off to the Latics who have given Oldham something to smile about and be proud of with a magnificent 2-1 victory over Premier League side Fulham to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The fact that the win was achieved in front of an army of more than 4,000 fans at Craven Cottage makes the win even more sweet.

It really was a fairytale comeback by the men from Boundary Park. Trailing to an opener from the home side’s Denis Odi, Sam Surridge levelled from the penalty spot with 14 minutes ago.

The drama continued when Oldham keeper Daniel Iversen saved a penalty from Fulham substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic before Callum Lang headed home the winner with just two minutes of normal time remaining.

Latics march on, and although a trip to Doncaster Rovers – currently flying high in League One – is not a particularly glamorous fourth round tie, it is eminently winnable, considering the performance at Fulham.

And what a wonderful sight it was to see Latics’ current caretaker boss celebrating like the fan he is when Lang’s winner hit the back the net.

Wild has supported the club since he first went to see Oldham play on New Year’s Day 28 days ago and would surely love to take over the job full-time.

We’re sure the Latics fans who travelled to London’s West End will also be hoping the historic win will have a knock-effect and boost confidence for the remainder of their League Two campaign.

Wild’s men are currently 10th in the table and sit five points away from the play-off places. The bounce from an FA Cup win and an exuberant young manager, might just be the ingredients to facilitate a late-season surge towards promotion. Here’s hoping.