League One
OldhamOldham Athletic3Notts CountyNotts County0
George Elokobi
George Elokobi joined Oldham from Bristol City in the summer of 2014

Two first-half goals in three minutes saw Oldham boost their League One play-off hopes by beating Notts County.

Defender George Elokobi headed a third goal in five games from a Mike Jones cross to put the Latics ahead.

The lead was doubled almost instantly as Amari-Morgan Smith raced clear to finish coolly from just inside the box.

Substitute Jonathan Forte's overhead kick hit the bar as Oldham dominated the second half before he headed in a game-clinching third at the far post.

It could have been even worse for the out-of-form Magpies as veteran keeper Roy Carroll twice denied Dominic Poleon and also Danny Philliskirk with excellent saves.

Oldham climb to 10th in League One, two points shy of the top six, while Notts County are now 13th after only one win in their last nine league matches.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think the boys worked their socks off didn't they?

"I was disappointed last week to come away not winning that game when we did well enough to win it - today we've created five or six very similar chances, this time we put them away.

"I was really pleased because it's really important for us to get a win today - for us, and everybody, six points out of nine is not a bad return."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 25Kean
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 2Brown
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forDiengat 79'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 27Morgan-SmithSubstituted forForteat 43'minutes
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forMellisat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rachubka
  • 4Dieng
  • 11Forte
  • 14Mellis
  • 18Lockwood
  • 21Kusunga
  • 23Turner

Notts County

  • 1CarrollBooked at 31mins
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Hollis
  • 33Cranston
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forThomasat 45'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 16NobleBooked at 33mins
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 24Woolery
  • 27BajnerSubstituted forDanielsat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 4Smith
  • 12Thomas
  • 13Jones
  • 20Daniels
  • 28Edwards
  • 35Pilkington
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
3,493

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away13
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Notts County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Notts County 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Curtis Thompson (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match William Hayhurst (Notts County) because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Notts County).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

  8. Post update

    William Hayhurst (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Timothee Dieng replaces Carl Winchester.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Notts County 0. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Connor Brown.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Billy Daniels replaces Balint Bajner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by James Wilson.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Kwame Thomas (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).