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RochdaleRochdale0OldhamOldham Athletic3

Rochdale 0-3 Oldham Athletic

Two goals from on-loan Aston Villa midfielder Daniel Johnson saw Oldham move into the play-off places.

Having weathered early pressure, they went ahead when Johnson tapped in a rebound after his first shot was saved.

On-loan goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, making his Oldham debut, saved at full stretch from Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

Jonathan Forte increased the lead from the spot after Jack O'Connell fouled Danny Philliskirk, and Philliskirk then teed up Johnson for the third late on.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was a great atmosphere. I'm pleased with the atmosphere that was generated and pleased with the performance for the large majority of it.

"We're making mistakes on the pitch.

"If you make mistakes like we have today, then you're going to get punished against a team like Oldham.

"I can't complain about the end result when I look at the mistakes we've actually made on the pitch"

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought it was a very professional performance from our boys. A fantastic day for us.

"It ticked all the boxes. A clean sheet and it propels us into the play-off spot so as a manager you can't ask for much more than that"

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Logan
  • 3Bennett
  • 5Eastham
  • 29O'Connell
  • 17TanserBooked at 26mins
  • 8Lund
  • 24AllenSubstituted forHeryat 73'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 12DawsonSubstituted forCywkaat 74'minutes
  • 11Noble-LazarusBooked at 75mins
  • 18MuldoonSubstituted forAndrewat 74'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 6Lancashire
  • 9Andrew
  • 14Hery
  • 19Cywka
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose
  • 27Cannon

Oldham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Kenny
  • 20Wilson
  • 21Kusunga
  • 16WilsonBooked at 29minsSubstituted forElokobiat 87'minutes
  • 3Mills
  • 4DiengSubstituted forTidserat 90'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8JonesBooked at 69mins
  • 14Johnson
  • 11ForteSubstituted forPoleonat 81'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk

Substitutes

  • 1Rachubka
  • 5Elokobi
  • 7Dayton
  • 9Poleon
  • 15Winchester
  • 17Tidser
  • 27Morgan-Smith
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,269

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bastien Héry (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Johnson (Oldham Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Scott Tanser (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Tidser replaces Timothee Dieng.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. George Elokobi replaces James Wilson.

  9. Booking

    Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Jonathan Forte.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 3. Daniel Johnson (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Philliskirk.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Tanser (Rochdale).

  18. Post update

    Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Booking

    Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale).