League One
ScunthorpeScunthorpe United0OldhamOldham Athletic1

Oldham snatched a late win over struggling Scunthorpe to rise into the League One play-off places.

The visitors had the majority of the possession in a lacklustre first half, but they struggled to test Luke Daniels in the Scunthorpe goal.

Just as it looked like the game was heading for a draw, Carl Winchester drove into the box unchallenged and fired in the winning goal.

Defeat by Oldham was only the Iron's third in 15 league matches.

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told to BBC Radio Humberside:

"I don't think we deserved to lose it - a fair result would have been a draw, but it was just one of those games.

"I'm not going to candy-coat anything, it was a poor game and looked like it was going to be a 0-0 draw.

"We shot ourselves in the foot and really there wasn't enough quality in it from us. We tried to change that with one or two substitutions and while it helped a little, it was not enough."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I was really pleased - obviously, after not a great performance on Tuesday, we had to sort of go back to the drawing board and re-inspire the group and we've done that, and they've done that for themselves.

"It was a very, very professional performance, reasonably comfortable, it maybe could have been 3-1 or something like that.

"We played some good stuff and created chances at a tough place to come."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 26Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 25Boyce
  • 6Canavan
  • 30Williams
  • 12Bishop
  • 35OsbourneSubstituted forAdelakunat 90'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 22O'NeilSubstituted forEvansat 68'minutes
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 34HopperSubstituted forvan Veenat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Nolan
  • 10van Veen
  • 15Evans
  • 16Adelakun
  • 24Murphy
  • 37Davey
  • 39Anyon

Oldham

  • 25Kean
  • 20Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 16Wilson
  • 3Mills
  • 6Kelly
  • 4DiengSubstituted forMellisat 69'minutes
  • 8JonesSubstituted forMurphyat 78'minutes
  • 15Winchester
  • 11Forte
  • 17WilkinsonSubstituted forPoleonat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 9Poleon
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Mellis
  • 21Kusunga
  • 23Turner
  • 39Murphy
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,125

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

  4. Post update

    Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Murphy (Oldham Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Foul by George Evans (Scunthorpe United).

  8. Post update

    Jacob Mellis (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Isaiah Osbourne.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Conor Wilkinson.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Oldham Athletic 1. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Mellis (Oldham Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rhys Murphy replaces Michael Jones.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Tom Hopper.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by George Elokobi.