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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:

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."

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).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Nile Ranger replaces George Barker.
Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).
Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Harley (Swindon Town).
David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie Reckord (Swindon Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Swindon Town 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Troy Archibald-Henville replaces Darren Ward because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Oldham Athletic 0.
Foul by Jamie Reckord (Swindon Town).
David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Darren Ward (Swindon Town) header from very close range misses to the right.
Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Michael Smith (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).
Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).
goal

As It Stood

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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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