PAUL Scholes’ first match in charge of his boyhood team Oldham Athletic ended with victory after they hit four against lowly Yeovil Town.

The Manchester United legend says he now wants to see more of the same from his side – expressing themselves and scoring goals.

Jose Baxter got the opener for the hosts in first-half stoppage time before Callum Lang doubled their advantage just after the break at Boundary Park.

Yeovil threatened to get back into the game after Bevis Mugabi pulled one back, but late strikes from Mohamed Maouche and Christopher Missilou made sure it was a successful start in management for Scholes.

“I want them to enjoy themselves, I want them to express themselves and the way you do that is by scoring goals,” he said.

“There’s no better feeling than scoring goals. I love the way they all celebrated together at the end.

“That is what I have asked for. To celebrate after every goal is really nice to watch and I was really pleased for them.

“It’s a relief. I might try and get some sleep tonight for a change. It’s just a start, that’s all it is.”

There was an unwanted problem for Scholes early on as Tom Hamer had to be substituted following a sickening collision and he was forced to make an early change.

The first chance of note fell to the Glovers’ Jake Gray who got hold of a shot from the edge of the area but it cannoned off the woodwork and away to safety.

The February drizzle summed up the first half until Latics were sparked into life in the six minutes of stoppage time added on to the first half.

Gevaro Nepumuceno’s cross found captain Peter Clarke, up from the back. His first touch was poor and the chance went begging.

Quickly followed some superb footwork from Nepumuceno, who laid off to Johan Branger-Engone. He found Baxter in the area who curled round the stranded Stuart Nelson from 12 yards.

After the break George Edmundson made a mistake to let Yoann Arquin in but he atoned for his error by making a heroic last-ditch tackle.

It was that tackle that set up a move that lead to Oldham’s second. It ended with Nepumuceno crossing for Callum Lang to nod home and send the home crowd wild.

If the hosts thought they were home and hosed Yeovil had other ideas – as Mugabi applied the finishing touch to a deep free-kick through the heart of the defence.

That goal created a few nervous moments for the home faithful as they battled to stay ahead.

They weathered a small storm and came out the other end with Branger-Engone unlucky not to supply Lang for a third.

Lang then turned provider as he set up Missilou, who steered his effort over the bar after he could not sort his feet out quick enough to hit the target.

But, to cap a satisfying evening for Oldham, Maouche unleashed a rocket into the top corner, followed minutes later by a similar sumptuous strike by Missilou to leave it 4-1 at the end.

Scholes believes the scoreline may have flattered his side.

He said: “It was a difficult night, I think that 4-1 probably doesn’t really reflect how difficult the night was, Yeovil made it really difficult for us.

“George [Edmundson] and Peter Clarke had a lot to deal with and they handled it really well.

“The keeper [Daniel Iverson] as well I thought he was really good coming for crosses.

“He held everything, so that took the pressure off us a little bit, but really pleased with the goals, some outstanding goals.”