League One
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Oldham Athletic 3-0 Rochdale

Jonathan Forte
Jonathan Forte scored his first goal in 11 games

Oldham Athletic closed the gap on the League One play-off places to four points with victory over Rochdale.

Mike Jones' 35-yard shot hit the bar but Rhys Turner put Oldham ahead after Mat Sadler's shot was saved.

Rochdale, who were forced into three first half changes because of injury, went close through Peter Vincenti's shot and Ian Henderson's header.

Jonathan Forte put away his own rebound for 2-0 before Turner rounded Jamie Jones to wrap the game up.

The unlucky visitors, who would have moved into the top six with a victory, lost Vincenti after 20 minutes and both Jamie Allen and Stephen Dawson just before half-time.

Reuben Noble-Lazarus sent his shot just wide of the post, before Rochdale were reduced to 10 men for the last 15 minutes as Ashley Eastham was forced off with injury.

Mike Jones had a chance to make it four for the hosts but shot straight at his namesake Jamie Jones in the Rochdale goal, while substitute Dominic Poleon shot over from 25 yards.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 13Coleman
  • 2BrownBooked at 59minsSubstituted forKusungaat 74'minutes
  • 24Gerrard
  • 18Lockwood
  • 22Sadler
  • 8Jones
  • 15Winchester
  • 19WoodlandSubstituted forDiengat 85'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 23TurnerSubstituted forPoleonat 65'minutes
  • 11Forte

Substitutes

  • 4Dieng
  • 9Poleon
  • 12Mellor
  • 21Kusunga
  • 25Kean
  • 29Bove
  • 32Jacobs

Rochdale

  • 19Jones
  • 27Cannon
  • 5Eastham
  • 22O'Connell
  • 33Kennedy
  • 3Bennett
  • 25Rose
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 20'minutes
  • 24AllenSubstituted forHéryat 38'minutes
  • 12DawsonSubstituted forLancashireat 43'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 6Lancashire
  • 10Brandy
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 14Héry
  • 17Tanser
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
5,322

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Rochdale 0.

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

Foul by Bastien Héry (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Timothee Dieng replaces Luke Woodland.

Attempt saved. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ian Henderson (Rochdale) because of an injury.

Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Foul by Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic).

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Genséric Kusunga replaces Connor Brown.

Attempt missed. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

Attempt missed. Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Luke Woodland.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Rhys Turner.

Attempt missed. Bastien Héry (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Rochdale 0. Rhys Turner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Forte.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Booking

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Rochdale 0. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale).

Second Half

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 1, Rochdale 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Rochdale 0.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Preston372110663323173
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd3817101155431261
6Peterborough38175164646056
7Barnsley38167155150155
8Rochdale371651663501353
9Doncaster381411134848053
10Fleetwood381410143943-452
11Oldham381410144956-752
12Chesterfield37149145449551
13Bradford361312114642451
14Gillingham381212145256-448
15Port Vale38146184753-648
16Walsall371113133641-546
17Coventry381013154354-1143
18Scunthorpe371110164860-1243
19Crawley381110174364-2143
20Notts County37119173750-1342
21Crewe38126203568-3342
22Leyton Orient37109184753-639
23Colchester38108204663-1738
24Yeovil3889212858-3033
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