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Oldham Athletic 1-0 Stevenage

James Wesolowski scored the only goal as Oldham beat Stevenage to earn their first win in seven league games.

The unmarked midfielder settled a scrappy game when he headed home Mike Petrasso's cross from eight yards.

Earlier, Stevenage's Jon Ashton headed against a post and Latics keeper Mark Oxley had to make several smart saves.

But Stevenage could not find a breakthrough and lost Ben Chorley to an 86th-minute red card for an off-the-ball clash with Jonson Clarke-Harris.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was a fantastic performance because we got a clean sheet.

"We had one moment in the first half that was a bit scary where it hit the post but apart from that we were solid.

"If we were a little bit better at finishing maybe we could of won by more.

"There's always pressure because we feel that we're not in as high a position as we want, but this was a particularly big game."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I didn't think there was a deserved winner in the game, but obviously they got the one goal that won it in the first half.

"If you look at the two goalkeepers, they were both dramatically under worked. They got their goal, we hit the post, that aside the two goals weren't really threatened.

"They were determined to hang onto their lead and sat quite deep with their defence and made it quite difficult for us.

"I didn't see [Ben Chorley's sending off]. The footage isn't very clear of the incident, the players were adamant that the centre-forward had stamped. I can't comment, I don't know what went on."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1OxleyBooked at 90mins
  • 5Kusunga
  • 12Mellor
  • 8Smith
  • 6Tarkowski
  • 3Grounds
  • 20PetrassoSubstituted forRooneyat 89'minutes
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forMacDonaldat 89'minutes
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 30HarkinsSubstituted forDaytonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 9Rooney
  • 10MacDonald
  • 17Rodgers
  • 18Lockwood
  • 19Dayton
  • 29Rachubka

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 6JonesBooked at 59minsSubstituted forAndradeat 80'minutes
  • 29Hartley
  • 2WedgburySubstituted forDoughtyat 45'minutes
  • 4ChorleyBooked at 86mins
  • 5Ashton
  • 7Morais
  • 13Parrett
  • 19HaberSubstituted forCharlesat 61'minutes
  • 12Zoko
  • 15Freeman

Substitutes

  • 9Charles
  • 10Burrow
  • 20Smith
  • 21Tounkara
  • 24Doughty
  • 25Andrade
  • 26Smith
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
3,460

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Stevenage 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Stevenage 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Andrade (Stevenage).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Charlie MacDonald replaces Johnson Clarke-Harris.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Adam Rooney replaces Michael Petrasso.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Dismissal

    Ben Chorley (Stevenage) is shown the red card for fighting.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Jon Ashton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Luke Jones.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford25174444232155
2Leyton Orient25166354233154
3Wolves26157441192252
4Preston2513843526947
5Rotherham2511864234841
6Peterborough25123103732539
7Walsall2510872823538
8Swindon24114942321037
9Port Vale25113113639-336
10MK Dons2410593934535
11Coventry24126652421032
12Bradford2571173630632
13Colchester2571083132-131
14Crawley237882530-529
15Gillingham2685133345-1229
16Oldham2476112732-527
17Carlisle2576122643-1727
18Shrewsbury2668122632-626
19Sheff Utd2567122433-925
20Tranmere2567122945-1625
21Notts County2673163239-724
22Crewe2566132451-2724
23Bristol City2441193437-323
24Stevenage2454152243-2119
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