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Oldham Athletic 0-1 Colchester United

Sammie Szmodics' second-minute goal gave relegation-threatened Colchester a shock win at play-off hopefuls Oldham.

Szmodics drilled home from six yards after the hosts failed to clear David Fox's cross in a poor first half.

Mike Jones dragged his volley wide for Oldham after the break, with Gavin Massey and Matthew Briggs going close to doubling the U's advantage.

The Latics found the net in second-half injury time, but Liam Kelly's effort was ruled out for offside.

Despite a first victory in four, Colchester remain in the relegation zone but are now only one point from safety.

Lee Johnson's side slip to sixth, one point ahead of Chesterfield.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Of course it's not what you want, is it? I mean, I thought the second half, we gave it a go and I thought the subs gave us a bit of energy and a bit of impetus.

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Johnson on Oldham v Colchester

"But I think what killed us really was the first 20 minutes.

"We conceded a poor goal, we knew that set-pieces could be an issue - you just look at the mistakes.

"As a manager you try and guard against it and try and get them up for it and check everybody's legs and make sure they're alright and they should have been alright."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 25Kean
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 5ElokobiBooked at 37mins
  • 3Mills
  • 6Kelly
  • 14MellisSubstituted forWinchesterat 57'minutes
  • 8JonesSubstituted forPoleonat 57'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 39MurphySubstituted forTurnerat 58'minutes
  • 11Forte

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 4Dieng
  • 9Poleon
  • 13Coleman
  • 15Winchester
  • 21Kusunga
  • 23Turner

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 18Eastman
  • 2Wynter
  • 15Briggs
  • 38Fox
  • 32Lapslie
  • 41HewittSubstituted forBonneat 89'minutes
  • 28SzmodicsSubstituted forMarriottat 83'minutes
  • 21Massey
  • 42PorterBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 3Gordon
  • 11Marriott
  • 12Lewington
  • 25McEvoy
  • 27Bonne
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
  • 40Harney
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
5,668

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Colchester United 1.

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

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Fox.

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

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Elliott Hewitt.

Booking

Chris Porter (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jack Marriott replaces Sammie Szmodics.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Hand ball by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Turner (Oldham Athletic).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Fox (Colchester United).

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

Foul by Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic).

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rhys Turner replaces Rhys Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces Jacob Mellis.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Michael Jones.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City29187454262861
2Swindon30176756322457
3MK Dons30168662313156
4Preston29158644281653
5Sheff Utd2813693932745
6Oldham30111094141043
7Chesterfield30119104441342
8Doncaster2911993633342
9Bradford2811893733441
10Peterborough30125133838041
11Fleetwood31118123032-241
12Gillingham31118124447-341
13Walsall301010103232040
14Port Vale31116143845-739
15Rochdale281151250401038
16Notts County29108113135-438
17Crewe30115143151-2038
18Scunthorpe28107114144-337
19Barnsley30105153948-935
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester3087153650-1431
22Crawley3179153255-2330
23Leyton Orient2978143846-829
24Yeovil3177172345-2228
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