Match ends, Preston North End 1, Oldham Athletic 0.
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"
- 6WrightSubstituted forWisemanat 84'minutes
- 18LittleBooked at 9mins
- 7HumphreyBooked at 83mins
- 30BrownhillSubstituted forBrowneat 69'minutes
- 12GallagherSubstituted forHugillat 69'minutes
- 3MillsSubstituted forNobleat 87'minutes
- 6KellyBooked at 11mins
- 15WinchesterSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 76'minutes
- 10PhilliskirkSubstituted forDaytonat 75'minutes
- Scott Duncan
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Oldham Athletic 0.
Foul by Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic).
Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Little (Preston North End).
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by James Dayton.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. David Noble replaces Joseph Mills.
Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).
Substitution, Preston North End. Scott Wiseman replaces Bailey Wright.
Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.
Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).
Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).
Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.