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Oldham Athletic 1-3 Preston North End

Joe Garner

Preston kept their League One automatic promotion hopes alive thanks to two Joe Garner strikes at 10-man Oldham.

Chris Humphrey's deflected shot gave the visitors the lead, and he later set up Garner for a two-yard tap-in.

Gary Harkins lashed into the top corner from 12 yards for the Latics.

Jonson Clarke-Harris then saw red for handling Garner's shot on the line and, although the striker's penalty was saved, he did score with a dipping strike from 20 yards out late on.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Oldham manager Johnson

"We were in the game when it was too late and it's not good, it's not good to watch.

"We had no choice but to get our head down.

"When you're up against the top side in the division, you have to make sure you're having a good day and for some reason the confidence looked a little low on the basics really."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Brown
  • 12Mellor
  • 8Smith
  • 18Lockwood
  • 3Grounds
  • 28WorrallBooked at 61minsSubstituted forKissockat 79'minutes
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 10MacDonaldSubstituted forTurnerat 80'minutes
  • 27PhilliskirkSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 58'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 30HarkinsBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 7Dunfield
  • 14Clarke-Harris
  • 15Winchester
  • 16Wilson
  • 20Kissock
  • 23Turner
  • 29Rachubka

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 32Wiseman
  • 3Laird
  • 37KilkennySubstituted forBrownhillat 81'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 22King
  • 7Humphrey
  • 2Keane
  • 17DaviesSubstituted forBeavonat 81'minutes
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forDaviesat 88'minutes
  • 12Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 9Davies
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 16Buchanan
  • 27Hume
  • 30Brownhill
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
6,698

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away19
Shots on Target
Home8
Away11
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Preston North End 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Preston North End 3.

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jack King.

John Kissock (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Joe Garner.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Preston North End 3. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Wiseman.

Attempt missed. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Rhys Turner (Oldham Athletic).

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Brownhill replaces Neil Kilkenny.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Stuart Beavon replaces Craig Davies.

Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rhys Turner replaces Charlie MacDonald.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. John Kissock replaces David Worrall.

Penalty saved! Joe Garner (Preston North End) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.

Dismissal

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) is shown the red card for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Connor Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Preston North End 2. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Worrall.

Attempt saved. David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

Attempt saved. David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Preston North End 2. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Humphrey with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic).

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves33227460204073
2Leyton Orient35218668333571
3Brentford33217556312570
4Preston351813451351667
5Rotherham341711664432162
6Peterborough34174135546955
7MK Dons35147145047349
8Swindon35138145247547
9Walsall351211123938147
10Port Vale34144164653-746
11Sheff Utd33128133638-244
12Coventry34149116259341
13Bradford34914114543241
14Gillingham35125184457-1341
15Colchester33912123942-339
16Crawley3091293438-439
17Bristol City35814135258-638
18Oldham35108174051-1138
19Carlisle34107173856-1837
20Tranmere3499164160-1936
21Stevenage34105193654-1835
22Crewe3598184067-2735
23Shrewsbury34711163346-1332
24Notts County3594224261-1931
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