Jamie Paterson scored two superb second-half goals as Walsall earned their fifth win in six games and ended Paul Dickov's reign at Oldham.

New loan signing Lee Barnard headed the opener for the Latics, who despite beating Liverpool in the FA Cup, have lost eight out of nine league games.

James Baxendale equalised after a pass from Andy Taylor and Fabian Brandy then hit the inside of an Oldham post.

Adam Chambers set up both goals for Paterson, one from 25 yards, to win it.

Dickov left his position as manager less than 24 hours later.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Paul Dickov, who left his position as Oldham manager after the game, told BBC Radio Manchester:

"In the first 25 minutes, we were excellent. We got in front, looked bright and played some really good football.

"After that, I'm not sure the boys thought it was going to be a little bit easy because we were so much on top.

"They got back in it, we sat off them and that allowed them to get some impetus.

"The desire and intensity we had last week against Liverpool wasn't there."

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Saturday, 2 February 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Walsall 3-1 Oldham FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Baxendale 40
  • Paterson 74
  • Paterson 90+4
  • Barnard 19

Walsall

  • 28 McLoughlin
  • 04 Butler
  • 14 Purkiss
  • 22 Downing
  • 26 Taylor
  • 07 A Chambers
  • 10 Paterson
  • 24 Baxendale (Westcarr 75)
  • 27 Mantom
  • 09 Grigg
  • 12 Brandy (J Chambers 86)

Substitutes

  • 01 Grof,
  • 05 Holden,
  • 25 J Chambers,
  • 06 Featherstone,
  • 11 Hemmings,
  • 17 Bowerman,
  • 29 Westcarr

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Brown yellow card (Taylor 84)
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 16 Byrne
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 07 Croft (Sutherland 78)
  • 20 Baxter yellow card
  • 26 Winchester (Obita 60)
  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 18 Barnard

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak,
  • 06 Tarkowski,
  • 15 Obita,
  • 17 Murray,
  • 28 Sutherland,
  • 19 Taylor,
  • 21 Millar
Ref: RussellAtt: 4,672
WALSALL
OLDHAM

Possession

  • Walsall 53%
  • Oldham 47%

Attempts on target

  • Walsall 13
  • Oldham 5

Attempts off target

  • Walsall 4
  • Oldham 7

Corners

  • Walsall 2
  • Oldham 3

Fouls

  • Walsall 8
  • Oldham 16
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:45 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+3:38 Assist on the goal came from Adam Chambers.
  • 90:00+3:38 GOAL - Jamie PatersonWalsall 3 - 1 Oldham Jamie Paterson scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 3-1 Oldham.
  • 90:00+3:02 Foul by Will Grigg on Cliff Byrne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 90:00+2:00 Will Grigg takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a comfortable save.
  • 90:00+1:43 Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 89:32 Shot from 18 yards from Lee Barnard. Paul Downing gets a block in.
  • 87:59 Effort from outside the penalty area by Jose Baxter goes wide left of the goal.
  • 86:44 Jose Baxter has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Sam Mantom.
  • 86:26 Shot by Jose Baxter. Sam Mantom gets a block in.
  • 85:24 Substitution Febian Brandy goes off and James Chambers comes on.
  • 84:32 Chris Iwelumo concedes a free kick for a foul on Febian Brandy. Free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.
  • 83:40 Substitution Connor Brown leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Taylor.
  • 81:34 Febian Brandy takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 80:14 Sam Mantom challenges James Wesolowski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Baxter takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:17 Free kick taken by Sam Mantom.
  • 77:17 Substitution Chris Sutherland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Croft.
  • 77:17 James Wesolowski is adjudged to have handled the ball.
  • 76:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Obita on Febian Brandy. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Taylor from right wing, clearance by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 75:43 Foul by Lee Barnard on Febian Brandy, free kick awarded. Andy Taylor takes the free kick.
  • 75:20 Corner taken by Sam Mantom, comfortable save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 74:57 Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a save.
  • 74:35 Substitution (Walsall) makes a substitution, with Craig Westcarr coming on for James Baxendale.
  • 73:34 GOAL - Jamie PatersonWalsall 2 - 1 Oldham Jamie Paterson fires in a brilliant goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 2-1 Oldham.
  • 72:55 Booking Jose Baxter goes into the referee's book.
  • 70:45 Jonathan Grounds produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
  • 70:09 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter, Ian McLoughlin makes a clearance.
  • 69:00 Andy Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 69:00 Booking The referee cautions Connor Brown for unsporting behaviour.
  • 68:46 Unfair challenge on Will Grigg by Connor Brown results in a free kick.
  • 68:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by James Baxendale. Jose Baxter restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:31 Jose Baxter produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 64:36 Sam Mantom gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Barnard. James Wesolowski takes the direct free kick.
  • 60:35 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jose Baxter, clearance made by Ian McLoughlin.
  • 59:37 Free kick taken by Jose Baxter.
  • 59:37 Substitution Carl Winchester leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Obita.
  • 59:37 Paul Downing concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Iwelumo.
  • 58:33 The referee gives a free kick against Jamie Paterson for handball. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.
  • 57:55 Lee Barnard concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Paterson. Andy Butler takes the direct free kick.
  • 56:06 Shot from a long way out by Lee Croft goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 55:22 Will Grigg takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 53:12 Lee Barnard concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Butler. Ian McLoughlin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 50:28 Will Grigg takes a shot. Jean Yves Mvoto gets a block in.
  • 49:06 Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 47:13 Short corner taken by Sam Mantom from the left by-line.
  • 46:52 Will Grigg takes a shot. Comfortable save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 45:53 Effort on goal by Jamie Paterson from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:13 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+1:55 Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 45:00+0:58 Jonathan Grounds concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Paterson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jamie Paterson from right wing, clearance made by Cliff Byrne.
  • 45:00+0:15 Jose Baxter concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Chambers. Ben Purkiss takes the direct free kick.
  • 44:16 Chris Iwelumo challenges Adam Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Purkiss.
  • 41:00 Handball by Connor Brown. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Butler.
  • 40:30 Effort from close in by Febian Brandy hits the post.
  • 39:10 GOAL - James BaxendaleWalsall 1 - 1 Oldham James Baxendale finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 1-1 Oldham.
  • 38:09 Jonathan Grounds concedes a free kick for a foul on Febian Brandy. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andy Taylor from right wing, clearance made by Connor Brown.
  • 36:49 Will Grigg challenges Cliff Byrne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cliff Byrne.
  • 35:20 Chris Iwelumo takes a shot. Ian McLoughlin makes a comfortable save.
  • 34:11 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter, Lee Barnard has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 32:23 Unfair challenge on Will Grigg by Jean Yves Mvoto results in a free kick. Jamie Paterson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 24:10 James Wesolowski concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Taylor. Free kick taken by Sam Mantom.
  • 19:38 Will Grigg takes a shot. Save made by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 19:16 Effort from 25 yards by Sam Mantom. Lee Croft gets a block in.
  • 18:12 Assist on the goal came from Lee Croft.
  • 18:12 GOAL - Lee BarnardWalsall 0 - 1 Oldham Lee Barnard finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Walsall 0-1 Oldham.
  • 16:34 Cliff Byrne challenges Will Grigg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Paterson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Dean Bouzanis makes a comfortable save.
  • 11:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chambers on Jose Baxter. Free kick taken by Jose Baxter.
  • 11:23 Effort on goal by Lee Barnard from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 6:48 Febian Brandy fouled by Lee Barnard, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Mantom takes the direct free kick.
  • 5:50 Foul by Lee Barnard on Sam Mantom, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian McLoughlin.
  • 3:01 Lee Barnard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler. Ian McLoughlin takes the free kick.
  • 2:09 Effort from the edge of the area by Lee Barnard goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • Correction - 0:40 Foul by Adam Chambers on Jose Baxter, free kick awarded. Jose Baxter takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:40 Foul by Adam Chambers on Jose Baxter, free kick awarded. Carl Winchester takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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