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Oldham Athletic 2-1 Swindon Town

Conor Wilkinson
Conor Wilkinson set up Mike Jones before scoring himself in Oldham's win over Swindon

Oldham strengthened their position in the play-offs with victory over Swindon, who lost ground on top spot.

The hosts stunned Mark Cooper's side with two quick first-half goals.

Mike Jones tapped in with ease for the opener, before Conor Wilkinson capitalised on a misplaced pass from Massimo Luongo to make it 2-0.

Luongo made amends for his earlier mistake to pull one back for Town with a long-range effort, but they failed to find an equaliser.

Andy Williams went close from six yards out, while Harry Toffolo's drive was stopped by Latics keeper Jake Kean.

Oldham's victory moved them up to fifth in the standings, while second-placed Swindon fell four points behind leaders Bristol City, who have a game in hand.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Johnson on Oldham v Swindon

"People see the quality of the opposition - and they saw our quality as well. They saw a spirit, which was needed today. You have to show that spirit if you're going to beat a top side like Swindon.

"We have a good spirit. We recruit good people, whether that be staff members or managers or coaches, and i think that's important.

"There's no rest. You literally go home tonight, probably have to watch the DVD and then I'll be watching three or four of Colchester's games."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Cooper on Oldham v Swindon

"We got caught cold and didn't start properly. We got punished for 15 minutes.

"But for the last 15 minutes of the first and second half, it was probably the best we've played this season.

"But it was too late. We were already 2-0 down.

"I said to the boys 'you've wasted half an hour and given a team a two-goal start'."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 25Kean
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 3MillsBooked at 90mins
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forPoleonat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Jones
  • 14MellisSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 56'minutes
  • 17WilkinsonSubstituted forMurphyat 16'minutes
  • 11Forte

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 9Poleon
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 13Coleman
  • 21Kusunga
  • 23Turner
  • 39Murphy

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 5StephensBooked at 90mins
  • 29BrancoBooked at 7mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 7Gladwin
  • 8KasimSubstituted forSwiftat 65'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 19ThompsonBooked at 32mins
  • 4LuongoBooked at 60mins
  • 15Toffolo
  • 9SmithSubstituted forHyltonat 76'minutes
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forWilliamsat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Williams
  • 14Swift
  • 23Barthram
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
3,451

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away12
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Swindon Town 1.

Booking

Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

John Swift (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic).

Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jake Kean.

Attempt saved. Harry Toffolo (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Oldham Athletic).

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Carl Winchester.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Michael Smith.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

John Swift (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by John Swift (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by John Swift (Swindon Town).

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

Attempt saved. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jake Kean.

Attempt saved. John Swift (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. John Swift replaces Yaser Kasim.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Swindon Town 1. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Booking

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Rhys Murphy (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Andy Williams replaces Jonathan Obika.

Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City28187353233061
2Swindon29176655292657
3MK Dons29168560273356
4Preston29158644281653
5Oldham29111084140143
6Sheff Utd2712693631542
7Chesterfield2911994238442
8Bradford2811893733441
9Fleetwood30118113030041
10Walsall29101093231140
11Doncaster2810993333039
12Rochdale271151149381138
13Peterborough29115133637-138
14Notts County29108113135-438
15Gillingham30108124045-538
16Port Vale30106143745-836
17Barnsley29105143843-535
18Crewe29105142951-2235
19Scunthorpe2797113843-534
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester2977153550-1528
22Yeovil3077162342-1928
23Crawley3069152754-2727
24Leyton Orient2868143544-926
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