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Oldham0Southend2

Oldham Athletic 0-2 Southend United

Nile Ranger put aside his off-field troubles to help Southend United to victory at Oldham Athletic.

Ranger, who appeared in court earlier in the week, remained in the Southend starting line-up and gave his team the lead before Jermaine McGlashan sealed the win in the second half.

Struggling Oldham created the first chance of the game as Billy McKay's low drive forced a save from visiting keeper Mark Oxley.

But the visitors went in front after 18 minutes when Jason Demetriou's pass found Ranger, who cleverly hooked his shot into the top corner from 12 yards.

Ryan Flynn fired wide for the home side, while Peter Clarke headed too close to Oxley after escaping his marker.

Southend could have doubled their lead just after the break, but Latics keeper Connor Ripley turned away a far-post volley by Marc-Antoine Fortune.

Ripley, however, was left exposed in the 76th minute as McGlashan raced clean through on goal and although his initial effort was saved, he slotted in the rebound from six yards.

The Blues are now unbeaten in 10 league matches, while Oldham have managed just one home win all season.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 2Law
  • 26ClarkeBooked at 90mins
  • 5Burgess
  • 31Dunne
  • 27McLaughlinSubstituted forCroftat 45'minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 28GreenSubstituted forWinchesterat 45'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 8Banks
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forErwinat 66'minutes
  • 12Ladapo
  • 9Mckay

Substitutes

  • 4Wilson
  • 10Winchester
  • 11Croft
  • 13Kettings
  • 16Dummigan
  • 18Osei
  • 19Erwin

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Thompson
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 8Timlin
  • 12Atkinson
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 18Leonard
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10CoxSubstituted forFortunéat 36'minutes
  • 50RangerSubstituted forMcGlashanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 7O'Neill
  • 14Fortuné
  • 16King
  • 17McGlashan
  • 22Smith
  • 28Matsuzaka
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,414

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Southend United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Southend United 2.

Charles Dunne (Oldham Athletic) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

Attempt saved. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Booking

Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Southend United 2. Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Oliver Banks.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Josh Law.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Oldham Athletic).

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Erwin replaces Ryan Flynn.

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

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1Scunthorpe22145346202647
2Sheff Utd22135440231744
3Bolton22134528131543
4Bradford2291032819937
5Rochdale2211383329436
6Peterborough21105635231235
7Southend229763128334
8Fleetwood229673428633
9Wimbledon228863425932
10Oxford Utd228682827130
11Bristol Rovers228683339-630
12Gillingham228593036-629
13Charlton2161052621528
14Millwall218493235-328
15Northampton227693333027
16Walsall226972531-627
17Port Vale227692636-1027
18MK Dons2266102631-524
19Swindon2266102233-1124
20Chesterfield2263132739-1221
21Shrewsbury2256112234-1221
22Bury2262143245-1320
23Coventry2247111930-1119
24Oldham213991224-1218
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