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Oldham Athletic 3-0 Notts County

George Elokobi
George Elokobi joined Oldham from Bristol City in the summer of 2014

Two first-half goals in three minutes saw Oldham boost their League One play-off hopes by beating Notts County.

Defender George Elokobi headed a third goal in five games from a Mike Jones cross to put the Latics ahead.

The lead was doubled almost instantly as Amari-Morgan Smith raced clear to finish coolly from just inside the box.

Substitute Jonathan Forte's overhead kick hit the bar as Oldham dominated the second half before he headed in a game-clinching third at the far post.

It could have been even worse for the out-of-form Magpies as veteran keeper Roy Carroll twice denied Dominic Poleon and also Danny Philliskirk with excellent saves.

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Johnson on Oldham v Notts County

Oldham climb to 10th in League One, two points shy of the top six, while Notts County are now 13th after only one win in their last nine league matches.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think the boys worked their socks off didn't they?

"I was disappointed last week to come away not winning that game when we did well enough to win it - today we've created five or six very similar chances, this time we put them away.

"I was really pleased because it's really important for us to get a win today - for us, and everybody, six points out of nine is not a bad return."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 25Kean
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 2Brown
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forDiengat 79'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 27Morgan-SmithSubstituted forForteat 43'minutes
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forMellisat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rachubka
  • 4Dieng
  • 11Forte
  • 14Mellis
  • 18Lockwood
  • 21Kusunga
  • 23Turner

Notts County

  • 1CarrollBooked at 31mins
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Hollis
  • 33Cranston
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forThomasat 45'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 16NobleBooked at 33mins
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 24Woolery
  • 27BajnerSubstituted forDanielsat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 4Smith
  • 12Thomas
  • 13Jones
  • 20Daniels
  • 28Edwards
  • 35Pilkington
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
3,493

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away13
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Notts County 0.

Attempt missed. Curtis Thompson (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Delay in match William Hayhurst (Notts County) because of an injury.

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Notts County).

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

William Hayhurst (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Timothee Dieng replaces Carl Winchester.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Notts County 0. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Connor Brown.

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

Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Billy Daniels replaces Balint Bajner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by James Wilson.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Kwame Thomas (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Balint Bajner (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jacob Mellis replaces Dominic Poleon.

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Roy Carroll.

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Jones.

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

Foul by Balint Bajner (Notts County).

Attempt saved. William Hayhurst (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt blocked. Liam Noble (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Haydn Hollis (Notts County) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Attempt missed. Kwame Thomas (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Balint Bajner (Notts County).

Second Half

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 2, Notts County 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons27167459253455
2Bristol City25166348222654
3Swindon27166552272554
4Preston27138641281347
5Chesterfield2710984136539
6Sheff Utd2511683228439
7Rochdale261151047351238
8Bradford2610793330337
9Fleetwood27107102726137
10Oldham2691073838037
11Peterborough27114123434037
12Doncaster269982831-336
13Notts County2798103034-435
14Port Vale28105133440-635
15Walsall268992628-233
16Scunthorpe2596103741-433
17Barnsley2695123639-332
18Gillingham2787123543-831
19Coventry28710112939-1031
20Crewe2785142549-2429
21Colchester2777133243-1128
22Crawley2869132647-2127
23Leyton Orient2768133543-826
24Yeovil2867152140-1925
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