IT'S a source of frustration to many fans that Town scored twice as many penalties in the play-off shoot-out as they've netted all this season!
The Galpharm club seem to have little luck when it comes to being awarded spot kicks, as anyone in last week's following of 2,229 at Boundary Park (Oldham's official figure) would testify.
There seemed little doubt Danny Schofield was denied a chance by a handball, but referee Peter Walton was unmoved.
So far, only Junior Mendes and Pawel Abbott - Town's official taker this season - have had to step up in 25 senior matches and both of them scored. Mendes' was at the second attempt against Morecambe in the LDV Vans Trophy and Abbott's was against MK Dons in the League.
Rob Edwards, Tony Carss, Danny Schofield and Lee Fowler memorably won the shoot-out against Mansfield in Cardiff and manager Peter Jackson believes luck will smile on Town before the end of the campaign.
"It is frustrating, but you have to believe that these things will even themselves out by the end of the season," he said.
"We certainly didn't have any luck at Oldham, where it looked a blatant handball, but maybe we'll soon get a spot-kick which we shouldn't have."
* Town's players are on duty at the Sporting Pride shop next week ahead of Christmas.
On Monday, leading scorer Abbott will be serving customers and signing autographs from 1.30 to 2.00 at the shop in Cloth Hall Street.
Jackson and assistant Terry Yorath will be on duty from 2.30 to 3.00 on Tuesday, when Yorath will be available to sign copies of his book, Hard Man Hard Knocks.
Next Thursday, when it's late night opening, Robbie Edwards, Junior Mendes and David Mirfin will be on duty from 5.30 to 6.30.