GARY Bowyer savoured City’s first win of the season and said: “It was great to hear the place rocking.”

James Vaughan, Clayton Donaldson and Sean Scannell all scored as Oldham were beaten 3-0 at Valley Parade.

As well as their opening League Two victory, it was City’s first home win since March in Bowyer’s debut in charge.

He said: “I’ve talked about the relationship between the supporters, the players and the staff. It’s important.

“We gave them the start and they got behind us. There was a little spell in the first half when we needed them and they stuck with us.

“It was great to hear the place rocking.

“I’m delighted with the win, clean sheet and the three goals. But there are still a lot of areas for us to improve on.

“That’s a pleasing aspect as well. I personally thought we passed it better against Cambridge than we did today but it’s all about goals.”

Vaughan put City in front after five minutes from Connor Wood’s cross. Donaldson doubled the advantage before half-time with both strikers later involved in the build-up to Sean Scannell’s third.

Bowyer added: “We worked on the first goal with Connor Wood and put him in the team because of his delivery. It was a wonderful start for us.

“But we didn’t quite pass it enough for me. We defended the set-plays well but couldn’t make two or three passes – if we’d done that, I think we would have had more opportunities.

“The second goal was great movement from the front two to get Clayton in and a wonderful finish.

Eoin Doyle left on loan and we wish him all the best. I see he scored today (for Swindon).

“We needed the forwards to step up and it’s a fantastic way to do that with the front two and obviously Sean Scannell scoring as well. There’s loads to build on.”