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Oldham Athletic 1-0 Charlton Athletic

Resurgent Oldham gave their League One survival hopes another boost as they battled to a narrow victory over Charlton.

The Latics have won five games out of eight since reappointing John Sheridan as manager, while the result was a first defeat of 2017 for mid-table Charlton.

The visitors missed a golden chance after only 15 seconds when Josh Magennis raced clean through on goal but blazed over with just the goalkeeper to beat.

And they were punished in the fourth minute as Chris Taylor fed Ollie Banks, whose sweet first-time drive from 20 yards gave Oldham the lead.

The away side came close to equalising when Jordan Botaka forced a goal-line clearance from defender Brian Wilson, but the Latics almost made it 2-0 as Peter Clarke headed against a post.

The Addicks created a string of chances either side of half-time, only for poor finishing to let them down and home stopper Connor Ripley denied both Patrick Bauer and Jake Forster-Caskey.

Charlton's high tempo made them a regular threat, but Oldham were dangerous on the counter-attack and Lee Erwin should have done better after breaking into the box.

Taylor's angled shot brought a save from Charlton keeper Declan Rudd and, at the other end, Ripley performed late heroics to thwart Bauer and Lee Novak.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 4Wilson
  • 5Gerrard
  • 26Clarke
  • 22Hunt
  • 28Green
  • 8BanksSubstituted forFaneat 89'minutes
  • 6O'Neill
  • 12Taylor
  • 19ErwinSubstituted forNgooat 79'minutes
  • 27McLaughlin

Substitutes

  • 2Law
  • 7Flynn
  • 11Croft
  • 14Ngoo
  • 18Osei
  • 24Fane
  • 30Obadeyi

Charlton

  • 1Rudd
  • 20Solly
  • 15Konsa
  • 5BauerBooked at 76mins
  • 3Chicksen
  • 14BotakaSubstituted forHolmesat 59'minutes
  • 19Forster-CaskeySubstituted forWattat 79'minutes
  • 8Crofts
  • 32Aribo
  • 12MavididiSubstituted forNovakat 82'minutes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 7Watt
  • 11Holmes
  • 13Phillips
  • 30Novak
  • 36Dasilva
  • 50Teixeira
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
2,946

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away16
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Aiden O'Neill (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Ngoo (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Michael Ngoo (Oldham Athletic).

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ousmane Fane replaces Oliver Banks.

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

Attempt saved. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ryan McLaughlin.

Michael Ngoo (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Michael Ngoo (Oldham Athletic).

Adam Chicksen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lee Novak replaces Stephy Mavididi.

Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Chris Taylor (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tony Watt replaces Jake Forster-Caskey.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Ngoo replaces Lee Erwin.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ryan McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Taylor (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic).

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

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1Sheff Utd32197658342464
2Scunthorpe31178657322559
3Bolton30176742231957
4Fleetwood321510746321455
5Bradford321215540291151
6Millwall3114894740750
7Southend31131084537849
8Peterborough31138104539647
9Rochdale30145114137447
10Bristol Rovers32129114951-245
11Oxford Utd30127113733443
12Walsall32101393943-443
13Charlton3091473730741
14MK Dons31109124039139
15Wimbledon3091294039139
16Northampton32116154852-439
17Gillingham31811123948-935
18Shrewsbury3298153244-1235
19Oldham32810142133-1234
20Port Vale3089133248-1633
21Bury3287174860-1231
22Swindon3278172947-1829
23Chesterfield3176183050-2027
24Coventry31410172648-2222
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