League One
PrestonPreston North End1OldhamOldham Athletic0

Preston North End 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Jack King

Unbeaten Preston moved up to third in League One with a narrow victory over winless Oldham.

With only four minutes gone Oldham failed to deal with a Paul Gallagher free-kick, allowing Jack King to smash in the loose ball.

The away side's best chance fell to Jonson Clarke-Harris, but he headed straight at goalkeeper Jamie Jones.

George Elokobi saw a long-range effort fly wide and Jonathan Forte went close with a header but Preston held on.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Disappointed obviously to not come out with winning the game.

"We played well, I thought we had some good chances. We passed the ball around and dominated in the second half.

"I can't be too hard on the lads, but of course we're going to have to get a win very soon"

Line-ups

Preston

  • 1Jones
  • 15Woods
  • 5Clarke
  • 6WrightSubstituted forWisemanat 84'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 22King
  • 18LittleBooked at 9mins
  • 7HumphreyBooked at 83mins
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forBrowneat 69'minutes
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forHugillat 69'minutes
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 4Wiseman
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 9Davies
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 24Hayhurst
  • 25Hugill
  • 31Browne

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 3MillsSubstituted forNobleat 87'minutes
  • 6KellyBooked at 11mins
  • 8Jones
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 76'minutes
  • 10PhilliskirkSubstituted forDaytonat 75'minutes
  • 11Forte
  • 14Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 4Dieng
  • 7Dayton
  • 13Coleman
  • 19Noble
  • 21Kusunga
  • 27Morgan-Smith
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
11,678

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of 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 Andy Little (Preston North End).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by James Dayton.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. David Noble replaces Joseph Mills.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Scott Wiseman replaces Bailey Wright.

  15. Booking

    Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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