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Chesterfield 0-1 Oldham Athletic

A late header from skipper Peter Clarke gave 10-man Oldham a vital victory at League One relegation rivals Chesterfield.

Oldham played the second half a man down after defender Anthony Gerrard was dismissed for an incident in the tunnel but they defended superbly before Clarke clinched the points with a far-post header in injury time.

Oldham went close after only 15 seconds when Ryan McLaughlin fired just wide from 20 yards and the visitors got into some promising positions before Chesterfield had the best chance in the 29th minute.

New signing from Manchester United, Sadiq El Fitouri. whipped a low cross in from the right which evaded three Oldham defenders, but Dan Jones miskicked at the back post.

Chesterfield were given an advantage at the end of the first half when Gerrard, who had already been booked, was shown a second yellow card as the players were going down the tunnel.

The Spireites struggled to break them down despite the extra man, and the visitors almost snatched a goal on the break when Aaron Amadi Holloway nearly went clear.

But Oldham stunned Chesterfield in the first minute of stoppage time when Clarke capped a superb display with a header inside Ryan Fulton's left post.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 32El-Fitouri
  • 6Evatt
  • 23Anderson
  • 3JonesSubstituted forMartínezat 65'minutes
  • 7Gardner
  • 28GrimshawSubstituted forSimonsat 81'minutes
  • 18NolanSubstituted forBrownat 65'minutes
  • 19Donohue
  • 9Evans
  • 15Faupala

Substitutes

  • 8Martínez
  • 11Mitchell
  • 20Dennis
  • 21Allinson
  • 22Simons
  • 27Maguire
  • 37Brown

Oldham

  • 1RipleyBooked at 86mins
  • 4Wilson
  • 5GerrardBooked at 45mins
  • 26ClarkeBooked at 86mins
  • 22Hunt
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forGreenat 45'minutes
  • 6O'Neill
  • 24Fane
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forObadeyiat 78'minutes
  • 10HollowayBooked at 90minsSubstituted forOseiat 90+3'minutes
  • 27McLaughlin

Substitutes

  • 2Law
  • 3Reckord
  • 8Banks
  • 14Ngoo
  • 18Osei
  • 28Green
  • 30Obadeyi
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
6,375

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Sadiq El-Fitouri (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Darius Osei replaces Aaron Holloway.

Booking

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 0, Oldham Athletic 1. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aiden O'Neill.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Foul by David Faupala (Chesterfield).

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

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

Booking

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Ángel (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

Aiden O'Neill (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Rai Simons replaces Liam Grimshaw.

Foul by Dion Donohue (Chesterfield).

Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Tope Obadeyi replaces Chris Taylor.

Attempt missed. David Faupala (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Hand ball by Sadiq El-Fitouri (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Reece Brown replaces Jon Nolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ángel replaces Daniel Jones.

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Jones (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Foul by David Faupala (Chesterfield).

Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd30186657342360
2Scunthorpe29177557312658
3Bolton28156737221551
4Fleetwood30149744311351
5Bradford301214438261250
6Southend29121074336746
7Rochdale28144104136546
8Peterborough2912894337644
9Millwall2912894440444
10Bristol Rovers30127114850-243
11Walsall30101283839-142
12Charlton2891363628840
13Oxford Utd27107103430437
14Wimbledon2891093837137
15MK Dons2898113938135
16Northampton3096154350-733
17Gillingham2989123746-933
18Shrewsbury3088143042-1232
19Port Vale2888123145-1432
20Swindon2978142742-1529
21Oldham29610131730-1328
22Bury3076174760-1327
23Chesterfield2975172846-1826
24Coventry2949162344-2121
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