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Oldham Athletic 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood's League One automatic promotion bid looks all but over after they stumbled to defeat at Oldham.

The Cod Army's first away defeat since November left them seven points adrift of second-placed Bolton with only four games to play, but the result was also a huge lift for Oldham's survival hopes.

Oldham's Lee Erwin missed a golden early chance, somehow firing over from three yards as he stretched for Aaron Holloway's deft touch.

But the home side broke through on 25 minutes when Paul Green crossed from the right and visiting defender Nathan Pond could only slice the ball past his own keeper at the near post.

It was almost 2-0 after 40 minutes as Ollie Banks hit a dipping free-kick which was well saved by Alex Cairns.

David Ball went close for Fleetwood, but Erwin deservedly scored 10 minutes after the break with a fine 12-yard volley from Holloway's assist.

Bobby Grant miscued a rare chance for Fleetwood before Oldham sub Michael Ngoo tested Cairns from the edge of the box as Fleetwood succumbed to a second loss in three matches.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd422610680453588
2Bolton422310963352879
3Fleetwood4220121058401872
4Bradford421818657391872
5Scunthorpe4220101271512070
6Millwall421813115950967
7Southend4218121264501466
8Bristol Rovers421712136159263
9Rochdale421710156660661
10Oxford Utd42179165851760
11Peterborough421610165755258
12MK Dons421413155452255
13Wimbledon421315145252054
14Walsall411315134851-354
15Northampton42149195966-751
16Charlton421117145151050
17Oldham421115162942-1348
18Bury421210205871-1346
19Shrewsbury421210204359-1646
20Gillingham421113185472-1846
21Port Vale411112184463-1945
22Swindon421110214360-1743
23Chesterfield42910233966-2737
24Coventry42811233462-2835
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