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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:

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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:

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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."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2Thompson
  • 34Reckord
  • 4LuongoSubstituted forGladwinat 72'minutes
  • 22WardSubstituted forArchibald-Henvilleat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 29BrancoBooked at 62mins
  • 3Byrne
  • 7Harley
  • 28SmithBooked at 34mins
  • 19Thompson
  • 33BarkerSubstituted forRangerat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Reis
  • 9Ranger
  • 21Smith
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 39Gladwin
  • 41Archibald-Henville

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Brown
  • 3Grounds
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 16J Wilson
  • 18Lockwood
  • 28WorrallBooked at 72minsSubstituted forKissockat 89'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forSteadat 64'minutes
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 9Stead
  • 12Mellor
  • 17Rodgers
  • 19Dayton
  • 20Kissock
  • 21Millar
  • 29Rachubka
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
7,391

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Jon Stead (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Wesolowski.

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. John Kissock replaces David Worrall.

Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 0, Oldham Athletic 1. Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Harkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces Massimo Luongo.

Booking

David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Worrall (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jon Stead replaces Johnson Clarke-Harris.

Foul by Ryan Harley (Swindon Town).

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

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4Preston281410438271152
5Rotherham29149651381351
6Walsall291210736261046
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon29125124639741
9Port Vale27123123942-339
10MK Dons28106124142-136
11Gillingham29105143949-1035
12Coventry2712875547834
13Bradford2871383834434
14Colchester2681083534134
15Oldham2996143341-833
16Crawley2571082934-531
17Tranmere2987143250-1831
18Carlisle2886143249-1730
19Crewe2986153054-2430
20Bristol City28512114046-627
21Shrewsbury2969142839-1127
22Notts County3083193750-1327
23Sheff Utd2768132638-1226
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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