Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Oldham Athletic 0.
Wolves made light of torrential rain at Molineux to see off Oldham Athletic and move within three points of the top of League One.
Second-half strikes from James Henry and Leigh Griffiths both owed much to almost unplayable conditions.
Latics keeper Mark Oxley spilled Bakary Sako's low cross into the path of Henry, who unwittingly prodded in.
Jonathan Grounds then slipped as he tried to cut out Sako's pass, allowing Griffiths to coolly run on and score.
The Wolves top scorer's low left-foot shot slid in off the right post for his ninth goal of the campaign.
Despite the disappointment of playing in front of their lowest league crowd in 13 years, Wolves closed the gap on joint leaders Leyton Orient and Peterborough United to three points, with a game in hand.
In a first half ruined by a freakish storm, Oldham wasted their best chance when Cristian Montano ballooned a header over.
Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme then saved from Montano after the break before Danny Philliskirk powered a fierce shot just over.
But Griffiths should have made it three, running clear late on, only to slide his shot just wide.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:
"Sako has contributed well to the season so far. He made some telling assists which helped us take the points. I don't think anyone can question his commitment when he has worn the Wolves shirt.
"We have lost one game in 12 now. That is keeping us in touch with the pace at the top of the table.
"The top two have had a fantastic run. In the end you do have to concentrate on your own team and your own result. But everybody looks at the other results.
"And, when you see Coventry beat Orient 3-1, it puts Saturday into perspective. It shows it was a good performance against Coventry on Saturday when we might have just edged it between two good teams."
Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:
"We had six or seven that I thought were fantastic tonight and they deserve to be towards the top end of the table. The others have got to come with us and come with the group.
"Everybody's giving it 100% but sometimes it's a bit of experience, bravery and handling the occasion. We were unlucky but we go again."
- 2DohertySubstituted forStearmanat 38'minutes
- 14EvansSubstituted forEdwardsat 88'minutes
- 9GriffithsSubstituted forDoyleat 90+2'minutes
- 23MillsSubstituted forMellorat 62'minutes
- 3GroundsBooked at 66mins
- 19DaytonSubstituted forRooneyat 56'minutes
- 11MontañoBooked at 73mins
- 15WinchesterSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 56'minutes
- Mark Haywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Oldham Athletic 0.
Attempt missed. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin Doyle replaces Leigh Griffiths.
Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Edwards replaces Lee Evans.
Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).
Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.
Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Oxley.
Attempt saved. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Cristian Montaño (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.