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Oldham Athletic 2-1 Oxford United

Oxford's superb away run was brought to an end as they went down at struggling Oldham.

The play-off chasing U's had achieved five straight away wins in League One, but Lee Erwin struck twice to give Oldham's survival hopes a major boost.

Oldham should have scored within the first two minutes when Aaron Amadi-Holloway fired too close to goalkeeper Simon Eastwood after bursting into the Oxford box.

Peter Clarke also missed an early opening for the hosts, while Eastwood made further saves from Amadi-Holloway and Ryan McLaughlin.

Oxford responded with a chance for Conor McAleny, whose shot was parried by Oldham keeper Connor Ripley, before Kane Hemmings somehow missed the target from point-blank range.

Oldham took the lead on 36 minutes when Amadi-Holloway's powerful shot hit the underside of the bar and Erwin nodded in the rebound from four yards.

Oxford were level on the hour mark as Chris Maguire coolly scored from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by Ripley.

However, Erwin settled it in the 70th minute, netting his seventh goal of the campaign with a far-post header from McLaughlin's excellent cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 4Wilson
  • 26Clarke
  • 5GerrardBooked at 26mins
  • 22HuntSubstituted forLawat 42'minutes
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 8BanksBooked at 35mins
  • 28Green
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forFaneat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Holloway
  • 19ErwinSubstituted forObadeyiat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Law
  • 6O'Neill
  • 7Flynn
  • 14Ngoo
  • 18Osei
  • 24Fane
  • 30Obadeyi

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 5NelsonBooked at 68mins
  • 33Dunkley
  • 28Johnson
  • 10Maguire
  • 23LedsonSubstituted forSercombeat 66'minutes
  • 4Lundstram
  • 19HallSubstituted forRothwellat 78'minutes
  • 11McAleny
  • 15HemmingsSubstituted forMartínezat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Skarz
  • 7Martínez
  • 8Sercombe
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18Rothwell
  • 25Raglan
  • 34Stevens
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,124

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Oxford United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ousmane Fane replaces Chris Taylor.

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

Foul by Antonio Martínez (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

John Lundstram (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Oldham Athletic).

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

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Tope Obadeyi replaces Lee Erwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces Robert Hall.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Antonio Martínez replaces Kane Hemmings.

Foul by Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Conor McAleny (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic).

Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John Lundstram (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Oxford United 1. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan McLaughlin.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Booking

Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Liam Sercombe replaces Ryan Ledson.

Attempt missed. Chris Taylor (Oldham Athletic) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd37229671422975
2Fleetwood371910855361967
3Bolton36199854312366
4Scunthorpe3818101065442164
5Bradford381518550351563
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend3715121055451057
8Bristol Rovers381412125657-154
9Walsall381314114546-153
10Oxford Utd36157144741652
11Peterborough38149155353051
12Wimbledon371214114946350
13Rochdale35148135150150
14Northampton38147175661-549
15Charlton381017114844447
16Gillingham381112155063-1345
17MK Dons371111154749-244
18Bury38128185764-744
19Shrewsbury371110164051-1143
20Oldham381013152537-1243
21Port Vale35911153956-1738
22Swindon3899203957-1836
23Chesterfield3889213661-2533
24Coventry37511213058-2826
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