Swindon Town 0-1 Oldham Athletic

Jonathan Grounds' second-half winner at Swindon earned Oldham their first victory away from home since November.

Latics keeper Mark Oxley saved Swindon's solitary first-half effort on goal from a Ryan Harley free-kick.

New arrival Jon Stead went close with a header before setting up the winner, Grounds firing in the rebound after the Latics substitute's shot was blocked.

Swindon finished with 10 men after half-time sub Troy Archibald-Henville was sent off for a second yellow card.

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Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

Mark Cooper

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Post-match: Swindon boss Cooper

"We needed to compete. It wasn't a day for pretty football.

"I would suggest that they wanted it more, which is the disappointing thing.

"We made one or two changes. The only positive for me was Troy Archibald-Henville. He was outstanding when he came on.

"I thought the referee was poor but I'm not going to use that as an excuse."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

Lee Johnson

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Post-match: Oldham manager Johnson

"We've come to a tough place in tough conditions and I think we've won the day - tactically, technically and effort wise.

"We've just chucked that back four together. We've done two days of work on it, which isn't enough work for any back four, but sometimes when you do that it ends up working well.

"[The transfer window] has been hectic. I think i've got to give my phone a massage on Monday because it's been overworked that much.

"We're working with a small budget so we've got to wheel and deal even more, and that's why I'm really pleased with the business that we've done."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2919642463
2Wolves2918742961
3Leyton Orient2818643360
4Preston28141041152
5Rotherham2914961351
6Walsall29121071046
7Peterborough2814311845
8Swindon2912512741
9Port Vale2712312-339
10MK Dons2810612-136
11Gillingham2910514-1035
12Coventry271287834
13Bradford287138434
14Colchester268108134
15Oldham299614-833
16Crawley257108-531
17Tranmere298714-1831
18Carlisle288614-1730
19Crewe298615-2430
20Bristol City2851211-627
21Shrewsbury296914-1127
22Notts County308319-1327
23Sheff Utd276813-1226
24Stevenage266416-2022
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