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Oldham Athletic 3-2 Scunthorpe United

Danny Philliskirk
Danny Philliskirk's father Tony also played for Oldham

A brace from substitute Danny Philliskirk saw Oldham come from behind to defeat Scunthorpe and stretch their unbeaten run to seven matches.

The striker finished from close-range on 66 minutes and pounced again seven minutes from time to lift Lee Johnson's side to 10th place in League One.

Scunthorpe went ahead through Andrew Boyce's header but Oldham levelled when top scorer Jonathan Forte raced clear.

Rory Fallon's debut strike regained the lead before Philliskirk's cameo.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Johnson on Oldham v Scunthorpe

"I was really pleased with how patient we stayed.

"The frustration was there and it was really important that we stayed patient.

"In the first half I was very disappointed with the two goals for organisational reasons.

"In League One when you go behind, it's very difficult to get back and today they've done that and I'm very proud of them."

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Russ Wilcox: Scunthorpe United boss on 3-2 Oldham defeat

"I'm bitterly disappointed, but I think you've got to look at the bigger picture - it's a tough period.

"All we're doing at the moment is firefighting. We've had three players making debuts today, five changes again to the starting line up, long-term injuries - it's very, very difficult.

"We got our noses in front with two fantastic goals, so positivity at half-time was good but we've got to manage the second period better than that.

"I hope I get time to turn it around because I believe in this group."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 5ElokobiSubstituted forKusungaat 45+1'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 20Wilson
  • 3Mills
  • 16Wilson
  • 11Forte
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 79'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 45'minutes
  • 14Wilkinson

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 4Dieng
  • 7Dayton
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 17Tidser
  • 21Kusunga
  • 27Morgan-Smith

Scunthorpe

  • 26Olejnik
  • 25BoyceBooked at 61mins
  • 33Brisley
  • 24O'NeillBooked at 69mins
  • 30WilliamsBooked at 77mins
  • 4McAllister
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forAdelakunat 71'minutes
  • 12BishopSubstituted forKeeat 87'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 34FallonSubstituted forSparrowat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dawson
  • 7Sparrow
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Howe
  • 21Weaver
  • 27Kee
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
3,837

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Scunthorpe United 2.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic).

Shaun Brisley (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic).

Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Shaun Brisley (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic).

Billy Kee (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Billy Kee replaces Neal Bishop.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Scunthorpe United 2. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Wilkinson.

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

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Sparrow replaces Rory Fallon.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Carl Winchester.

Booking

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Rory Fallon (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Gary McSheffrey.

Booking

Luke O'Neill (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brian Wilson.

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rory Fallon (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Bristol City107302191224
2Peterborough10613149519
3Swindon953120101018
4MK Dons95132314916
5Rochdale105141911816
6Preston9441169716
7Sheff Utd95131313016
8Chesterfield94321612415
9Bradford104331311215
10Oldham103521211114
11Fleetwood1034398113
12Crawley10415612-613
13Gillingham103341214-212
14Coventry103341012-212
15Yeovil103341014-412
16Notts County925287111
17Walsall10253910-111
18Doncaster9324914-511
19Leyton Orient92431011-110
20Colchester102351213-19
21Barnsley92341316-39
22Port Vale102351117-69
23Scunthorpe102171023-137
24Crewe9117824-164
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