League One
Oldham2Walsall1

Oldham Athletic 2-1 Walsall

Oldham came from behind to beat Walsall and extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches in all competitions.

The Saddlers took an early lead through Jordan Cook, after Andy Butler's long ball caught out the home defence.

Cook went close on two occasions but Oldham equalised through Conor Wilkinson's deflected drive.

Jabo Ibehre almost scored on his debut for Oldham before Mike Jones produced a stunning 25-yard drive to seal the win for the Latics.

Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Johnson on Oldham v Walsall

"We've got a team that the fans can believe in. That is what we ask for as we talk about one team, one dream.

"I don't think we look powder puff now. Last year there were times when, maybe, we looked a bit powder puff.

"We tried to tick a few boxes - we recruited really well and we got value with players.

"Every player that we have recruited is comfortable having an effect in the first team."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 4Dieng
  • 3Mills
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forDaytonat 74'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 6Kelly
  • 14WilkinsonSubstituted forForteat 74'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forIbehreat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Dayton
  • 11Forte
  • 13Coleman
  • 17Tidser
  • 19Ibehre
  • 23Turner

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Downing
  • 44ButlerBooked at 39mins
  • 14Benning
  • 27FordeSubstituted forMorrisat 68'minutes
  • 7Chambers
  • 26B CliffordSubstituted forFlanaganat 74'minutes
  • 11Baxendale
  • 24GrimesSubstituted forMansetat 55'minutes
  • 21CookBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 2Purkiss
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 15Chambers
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Morris
  • 25Henry
  • 37Manset
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,178

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Walsall 1.

Attempt missed. Mathieu Manset (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Mathieu Manset (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic).

James O'Connor (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Walsall 1. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Reece Flanagan replaces Billy Clifford.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jonathan Forte replaces Conor Wilkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Carl Winchester.

Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Anthony Forde.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jordan Cook (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jordan Cook (Walsall).

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic).

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic).

(Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Billy Clifford (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jabo Ibehre replaces Dominic Poleon.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Mathieu Manset replaces Ashley Grimes.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic).

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Ashley Grimes (Walsall).

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Billy Clifford (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Paul Downing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1284025121328
2Peterborough127232012823
3Swindon1063122111121
4MK Dons1061325141119
5Preston105412011919
6Chesterfield115332117418
7Bradford115331511418
8Oldham124621614218
9Notts County11452127517
10Sheff Utd115241718-117
11Rochdale115151912716
12Fleetwood124441110116
13Doncaster104241115-414
14Crawley12426918-914
15Coventry123451316-313
16Colchester123361618-212
17Barnsley103341416-212
18Walsall122641113-212
19Port Vale123361519-412
20Gillingham123361218-612
21Yeovil123361120-912
22Leyton Orient112541315-211
23Scunthorpe123181425-1110
24Crewe122191030-207
View full League One table

Top Stories