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Fleetwood Town 1-0 Oldham Athletic

A stoppage-time own goal from Josh Law ended Oldham's stubborn resistance as Fleetwood Town left it late to claim a narrow win.

It took nearly half an hour for either keeper to be tested, a mistake from Fleetwood gifting the Latics their first opportunity.

Conor McLaughlin and Ash Hunter collided allowing Darius Osei space to break down the right, with Billy McKay firing into the arms of Alex Cairns from a tight angle.

Ryan Flynn then blazed just wide for the visitors who were barely troubled by the hosts before the break.

Fleetwood's first sight of goal came eight minutes into the second half, Hunter surging into space on the right of the box, his blast parried by Connor Ripley.

The introduction of Devante Cole lifted the home side's spirits, the former Manchester City man almost setting up an opener as he slipped past his man on the Fleetwood right but David Ball was unable to make contact as he raced to finish the move.

Cole's pace caused problems for the Latics and he could easily have put Fleetwood ahead on the hour, the striker showing a lack of composure in the final six yards as he sent the ball flying over the angle.

At the other end, a last-ditch Cian Bolger challenge denied Osei another chance to test Cairns.

A sloppy clearance from Nathan Pond then handed Lee Croft a chance to shoot from inside the box but his effort smashed into the side netting.

Chris Long might have settled it late on, cutting in from the left and forcing the save of the game from Ripley, the Latics keeper tipping over the bar.

But it was Cole who finally broke the visitors a minute into stoppage time, skipping in from the left, his cross from inside the six-yard box turned over the line by Law to leave the visitors stranded at the bottom of the table.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 82mins
  • 6Pond
  • 12Bolger
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forNirennoldat 72'minutes
  • 34DempseySubstituted forColeat 55'minutes
  • 18Glendon
  • 11Grant
  • 3Bell
  • 22HunterSubstituted forLongat 76'minutes
  • 10BallBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 14Davis
  • 15Nirennold
  • 17Haughton
  • 19Long
  • 25Roberts
  • 44Cole

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 5BurgessBooked at 57mins
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Wilson
  • 16Dummigan
  • 2Law
  • 28GreenSubstituted forCroftat 65'minutes
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forBanksat 76'minutes
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 18OseiSubstituted forLadapoat 72'minutes
  • 9Mckay

Substitutes

  • 8Banks
  • 10Winchester
  • 11Croft
  • 12Ladapo
  • 13Kettings
  • 15Edmundson
  • 24Fane
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,189

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Law (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Own Goal by Josh Law, Oldham Athletic. Fleetwood Town 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

Attempt saved. Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Freddie Ladapo (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Oliver Banks replaces Ryan Flynn.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Chris Long replaces Ashley Hunter.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Freddie Ladapo replaces Darius Osei.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Victor Nirennold replaces Jack Sowerby.

Booking

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Law (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Croft (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Croft replaces Paul Green.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Law (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Booking

Cameron Burgess (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd24155443232050
2Bolton24154532151749
3Scunthorpe24146447222548
4Rochdale2413383830842
5Bradford2491232920939
6Southend2410863529638
7Peterborough23107637251237
8Fleetwood2410773528737
9Millwall2411493937237
10Bristol Rovers2410683940-136
11Wimbledon248883430432
12Charlton2471162925432
13Oxford Utd248792828031
14Walsall2471072631-531
15Northampton2486103434030
16Gillingham2486103239-730
17Port Vale2486102737-1030
18MK Dons2476112934-527
19Swindon2466122438-1424
20Bury2464143346-1322
21Shrewsbury2456132438-1421
22Chesterfield2463152743-1621
23Coventry2448122135-1420
24Oldham2339111227-1518
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