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Oldham Athletic 2-1 Walsall

Oldham came from behind to beat Walsall and extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches in all competitions.

The Saddlers took an early lead through Jordan Cook, after Andy Butler's long ball caught out the home defence.

Cook went close on two occasions but Oldham equalised through Conor Wilkinson's deflected drive.

Jabo Ibehre almost scored on his debut for Oldham before Mike Jones produced a stunning 25-yard drive to seal the win for the Latics.

Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We've got a team that the fans can believe in. That is what we ask for as we talk about one team, one dream.

"I don't think we look powder puff now. Last year there were times when, maybe, we looked a bit powder puff.

"We tried to tick a few boxes - we recruited really well and we got value with players.

"Every player that we have recruited is comfortable having an effect in the first team."

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 4Dieng
  • 3Mills
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forDaytonat 74'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 6Kelly
  • 14WilkinsonSubstituted forForteat 74'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forIbehreat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Dayton
  • 11Forte
  • 13Coleman
  • 17Tidser
  • 19Ibehre
  • 23Turner

Walsall

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Downing
  • 44ButlerBooked at 39mins
  • 14Benning
  • 27FordeSubstituted forMorrisat 68'minutes
  • 7Chambers
  • 26CliffordSubstituted forFlanaganat 74'minutes
  • 11Baxendale
  • 24GrimesSubstituted forMansetat 55'minutes
  • 21CookBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 2Purkiss
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 15Chambers
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Morris
  • 25Henry
  • 37Manset
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,178

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Walsall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Walsall 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mathieu Manset (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mathieu Manset (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic).

  6. Post update

    James O'Connor (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Walsall 1. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Reece Flanagan replaces Billy Clifford.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jonathan Forte replaces Conor Wilkinson.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Carl Winchester.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Anthony Forde.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Booking

    Jordan Cook (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cook (Walsall).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.