League One
OldhamOldham Athletic1CreweCrewe Alexandra2
Leeds United striker Nicky Ajose
Nicky Ajose started the season in the Leeds first team under Dave Hockaday

Struggling Crewe earned a second straight win despite finishing with 10 men against Oldham at Boundary Park.

George Ray was shown a straight red card for dragging back Jonathan Forte when the game was goalless.

But Nicky Ajose fired the Alex ahead from the spot after Harry Davis was fouled by George Elokobi.

Elokobi then equalised from a corner before Ajose, on loan from Leeds, secured the points with a brilliant 30-yard chip four minutes from time.

Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's a little bit of a robbery. We had two penalties that were stone wallers that we didn't get and I'm disappointed with certain aspects of the game, but not our play.

"But it was fantastic from the boys, the reaction (following their 7-0 loss at MK Dons) and the energy that we played with.

"I thought we were superb from start to finish. Everything about our game was much better. We had threats, had runners up the sides and we looked dangerous.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 3Mills
  • 17Tidser
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forDaytonat 84'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 10PhilliskirkSubstituted forJohnsonat 74'minutes
  • 19Ibehre
  • 11ForteSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dieng
  • 7Dayton
  • 9Poleon
  • 12Mellor
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Johnson
  • 27Morgan-Smith

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 5RayBooked at 56mins
  • 4Davis
  • 3GuthrieSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 19Baillie
  • 7TurtonSubstituted forStewartat 60'minutes
  • 42GrantBooked at 67mins
  • 28Ness
  • 24Leigh
  • 34IkpeazuSubstituted forJonesat 81'minutes
  • 35Ajose

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Tootle
  • 11Cooper
  • 18Nolan
  • 20Jones
  • 25Haber
  • 33Stewart
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
4,782

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 2. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from long range on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Baillie following a fast break.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Carl Winchester.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Cooper.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. James Jones replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

  19. Post update

    George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Tidser with a cross following a corner.

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