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Rochdale 0-3 Oldham Athletic

Two goals from on-loan Aston Villa midfielder Daniel Johnson saw Oldham move into the play-off places.

Having weathered early pressure, they went ahead when Johnson tapped in a rebound after his first shot was saved.

On-loan goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, making his Oldham debut, saved at full stretch from Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

Jonathan Forte increased the lead from the spot after Jack O'Connell fouled Danny Philliskirk, and Philliskirk then teed up Johnson for the third late on.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Oldham

"It was a great atmosphere. I'm pleased with the atmosphere that was generated and pleased with the performance for the large majority of it.

"We're making mistakes on the pitch.

"If you make mistakes like we have today, then you're going to get punished against a team like Oldham.

"I can't complain about the end result when I look at the mistakes we've actually made on the pitch"

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Johnson on Rochdale v Oldham

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought it was a very professional performance from our boys. A fantastic day for us.

"It ticked all the boxes. A clean sheet and it propels us into the play-off spot so as a manager you can't ask for much more than that"

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 22Logan
  • 3Bennett
  • 5Eastham
  • 29O'Connell
  • 17TanserBooked at 26mins
  • 8Lund
  • 24AllenSubstituted forHeryat 73'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 12DawsonSubstituted forCywkaat 74'minutes
  • 11Noble-LazarusBooked at 75mins
  • 18MuldoonSubstituted forAndrewat 74'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 6Lancashire
  • 9Andrew
  • 14Hery
  • 19Cywka
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose
  • 27Cannon

Oldham

  • 25Kenny
  • 20Wilson
  • 21Kusunga
  • 16WilsonBooked at 29minsSubstituted forElokobiat 87'minutes
  • 3Mills
  • 4DiengSubstituted forTidserat 90'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8JonesBooked at 69mins
  • 14Johnson
  • 11ForteSubstituted forPoleonat 81'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk

Substitutes

  • 1Rachubka
  • 5Elokobi
  • 7Dayton
  • 9Poleon
  • 15Winchester
  • 17Tidser
  • 27Morgan-Smith
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,269

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 3.

Attempt missed. Bastien Héry (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Oldham Athletic).

Scott Tanser (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Tidser replaces Timothee Dieng.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. George Elokobi replaces James Wilson.

Booking

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Jonathan Forte.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 3. Daniel Johnson (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Philliskirk.

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Scott Tanser (Rochdale).

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

Booking

Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale).

Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Tomasz Cywka replaces Stephen Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Jack Muldoon.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bastien Héry replaces Jamie Allen.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 2. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Oldham Athletic. Danny Philliskirk draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Muldoon (Rochdale).

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

Attempt saved. Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Foul by Jack Muldoon (Rochdale).

Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Michael Jones.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City19116236191739
2Swindon19115336201638
3Preston19114432191337
4MK Dons17104338182034
5Sheff Utd189452521431
6Oldham197932820830
7Notts County188642517830
8Rochdale198383224827
9Peterborough198382624227
10Bradford197572625126
11Fleetwood197481918125
12Chesterfield196762626025
13Walsall195861516-123
14Port Vale196582527-223
15Barnsley186482830-222
16Doncaster176471824-622
17Crawley195771929-1022
18Coventry195682128-721
19Leyton Orient194782429-519
20Gillingham194782027-719
21Scunthorpe185492333-1019
22Colchester1945102434-1017
23Yeovil1945101430-1617
24Crewe1944111537-2216
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