ANDY RITCHIE will aim to maintain his record of never having lost an FA Cup first-round tie as a manager when Town enter the competition next month.
The man who four times made the semi-finals as a player (with Manchester United in 1979, Leeds in 1987 and Oldham in 1990 and 1994) started his managerial career at the Latics.
His first FA Cup tie was at home to Gillingham in November 1998, when Oldham won 2-0.
Brentford were beaten on penalties in a second-round replay to set up a big home clash with Chelsea, who won 2-0.
The season after, Oldham again made round three, defeating Chelmsford 4-0 in the first round at Boundary Park.
Swansea were seen off 2-0 before Preston came out 2-1 winners at Deepdale.
In 2000-01, Ritchie again came up against non-league opposition at the first hurdle.
Hednesford were defeated 4-2 at Boundary Park.
But Oldham couldn’t get past Peterborough, who won 1-0 in a London Road second-round replay.
With Barnsley in 2005-06, Darlington were beaten 1-0 at Oakwell in round one.
There was an exciting tussle with Bradford in the second round.
The Bantams held Ritchie’ side 1-1 in South Yorkshire, but the Reds fought out a 5-3 victory in the replay.
Walsall were 2-0 winners in a third-round replay.