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Oldham Athletic 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Oldham Athletic

Fleetwood's unbeaten start to life in League One came to an end after defeat at north-west rivals Oldham Athletic.

The hosts dominated the first half but efforts from Danny Philliskirk and Jonathan Forte both missed the target.

They deservedly took the lead after Steven Schumacher brought down Philliskirk in the box and Forte stepped up to slot away the penalty.

The visitors improved after the break but Gareth Evans's curler from the edge of the box was their best attempt.

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Johnson on Oldham v Fleetwood

After tasting defeat for the first time in the league this season Fleetwood drop to third while Oldham's second consecutive league win moves them up to 11th.

The hosts started well and enjoyed the majority of possession with Forte having the best of the early chances for the Latics when he scuffed his effort from eight yards.

Philliskirk then missed the target after Nathan Pond had given the ball away.

The visitors began to grow into the game as Stephen Dobbie hit the side netting when well placed and Jamie Proctor forced a good save from Paul Rachubka.

But in stoppage time at the end of the first half Schumacher saw an effort saved at one end before he chased back the resulting Oldham counter-attack and tripped Philliskirk in the box.

Despite the Fleetwood midfielder's protest, top-scorer Forte fired the penalty under Chris Maxwell to open the scoring for the hosts and claim his fifth league goal of the season.

The second half began as the first half ended with Oldham on top as debutant Dominic Poleon forced a good save from Maxwell.

The Cod Army improved as the half wore on and Evans's curled effort from just outside the box had Rachubka scrambling, but the hosts held on for a deserved win.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm a very happy man. It was a fantastic week's effort by the boys.

"I knew today was going to be really tough but I couldn't be more happy with my team today."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 3Mills
  • 15Winchester
  • 8Jones
  • 6Kelly
  • 11ForteSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 59'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 9Poleon

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 4Dieng
  • 7Dayton
  • 13Coleman
  • 17Tidser
  • 27Morgan-Smith
  • 29Bove

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 14HoganBooked at 35mins
  • 6Pond
  • 25Jordan
  • 33Crainey
  • 8Schumacher
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forBallat 60'minutes
  • 12Morris
  • 7Evans
  • 9DobbieSubstituted forBlairat 78'minutes
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 3Andrew
  • 4Murdoch
  • 5Roberts
  • 17Blair
  • 22Hughes
  • 23Ball
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
4,425

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

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

George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic).

Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic).

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic).

Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Jonathan Forte because of an injury.

Delay in match Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

Attempt blocked. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough6501126615
2Bristol City642094514
3Fleetwood632163311
4MK Dons531195410
5Bradford631297210
6Chesterfield531164210
7Preston52308359
8Coventry62317619
9Barnsley52219638
10Swindon52218538
11Oldham62227708
12Yeovil622279-28
13Rochdale621311837
14Notts County52126517
15Doncaster52126607
16Sheff Utd52125507
17Gillingham6213911-27
18Leyton Orient51315416
19Crawley6204310-76
20Port Vale6123710-35
21Walsall604235-24
22Scunthorpe6114413-94
23Colchester6024510-52
24Crewe5005413-90
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