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Oldham Athletic 4-1 Coventry City

Jonathan Forte is tackled by two Coventry players at Boundary Park
Summer signing Jonathan Forte took his season's tally for the Latics to 10 goals in just 11 starts

Oldham Athletic stretched their unbeaten run to 12 games with a comfortable win over Coventry City.

Danny Philliskirk fired in from the edge of the area for the Latics before top scorer Jonathan Forte slotted home.

James Maddison's deflected free-kick reduced the Sky Blues' deficit to 2-1 but Forte latched onto Jabo Ibehre's flick for his 10th goal of the season.

Coventry's Shaun Miller hit the post before Ibehre's close-range header sealed Oldham's best win of the season.

Dark times for Sky Blues
Coventry's defeat was their heaviest since losing 5-1 'at home' to Tranmere Rovers at Sixfields on 23 November 2013.

On a bitterly cold evening, the home side were dominant throughout as they climbed to eighth in League One, just a point shy of the play-off zone.

Their three first-half goals proved reward for some high-tempo attacking play against a Coventry side who struggled to create chances.

Steven Pressley's side have now lost six of their last seven League One games to slump to 20th in the table, kept out of the relegation zone only on goal difference.

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I don't want to come out and criticise the players too much as, just now, they're very fragile and it's very difficult.

"But, if you lose the goals we are at the moment, it gives you no chance. You've got to win your personal battles and accept the responsibility.

"It was very evident in our performance that we're lacking a lot of confidence. We tried to work our way into the game but we went behind to a sloppy goal.

"This is a really, really tough time for me, the players and the club but one thing is for sure, I'm ready for the fight."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 21Kusunga
  • 4Dieng
  • 16Wilson
  • 3Mills
  • 7DaytonSubstituted forTidserat 80'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8JonesSubstituted forWinchesterat 82'minutes
  • 11ForteSubstituted forPoleonat 72'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 19Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 9Poleon
  • 15Winchester
  • 17Tidser
  • 23Turner
  • 29Bove
  • 30Tyson

Coventry

  • 23Allsop
  • 25Hines
  • 4WebsterSubstituted forTudgayat 64'minutes
  • 2Willis
  • 18Phillips
  • 16Barton
  • 7Fleck
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forThomasat 75'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 26Haynes
  • 15MillerSubstituted forJacksonat 64'minutes
  • 36Maddison

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 6Thomas
  • 9McQuoid
  • 12Jackson
  • 14Coulibaly
  • 20Tudgay
  • 27Finch
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
3,224

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 4, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 4, Coventry City 1.

Attempt missed. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic).

Simeon Jackson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Conor Thomas (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

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

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

Foul by Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic).

Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces Michael Jones.

Attempt saved. Jordan Willis (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by James Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Tidser replaces James Dayton.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 4, Coventry City 1. Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Genséric Kusunga.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Conor Thomas replaces Jim O'Brien.

Attempt missed. Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

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

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

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Jonathan Forte.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

James Maddison (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Barton (Coventry City).

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

Foul by James Maddison (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Simeon Jackson replaces Shaun Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Andy Webster.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Haynes.

Attempt missed. Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Haynes.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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3Preston1274123111225
4MK Dons1272327151223
5Notts County136522012823
6Sheff Utd137242118323
7Swindon1264225151022
8Oldham145722116522
9Rochdale136252315820
10Chesterfield135442320319
11Fleetwood145451513219
12Bradford145451818019
13Crawley145271323-1017
14Colchester144461920-116
15Leyton Orient133641515015
16Barnsley134362022-215
17Doncaster124261220-814
18Port Vale143471723-613
19Gillingham143471320-713
20Coventry143471523-813
21Yeovil143471223-1113
22Crewe144191230-1813
23Walsall142661115-412
24Scunthorpe143381728-1112
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