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Oldham Athletic 2-1 Swindon Town

Conor Wilkinson
Conor Wilkinson set up Mike Jones before scoring himself in Oldham's win over Swindon

Oldham strengthened their position in the play-offs with victory over Swindon, who lost ground on top spot.

The hosts stunned Mark Cooper's side with two quick first-half goals.

Mike Jones tapped in with ease for the opener, before Conor Wilkinson capitalised on a misplaced pass from Massimo Luongo to make it 2-0.

Luongo made amends for his earlier mistake to pull one back for Town with a long-range effort, but they failed to find an equaliser.

Andy Williams went close from six yards out, while Harry Toffolo's drive was stopped by Latics keeper Jake Kean.

Oldham's victory moved them up to fifth in the standings, while second-placed Swindon fell four points behind leaders Bristol City, who have a game in hand.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"People see the quality of the opposition - and they saw our quality as well. They saw a spirit, which was needed today. You have to show that spirit if you're going to beat a top side like Swindon.

"We have a good spirit. We recruit good people, whether that be staff members or managers or coaches, and i think that's important.

"There's no rest. You literally go home tonight, probably have to watch the DVD and then I'll be watching three or four of Colchester's games."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"We got caught cold and didn't start properly. We got punished for 15 minutes.

"But for the last 15 minutes of the first and second half, it was probably the best we've played this season.

"But it was too late. We were already 2-0 down.

"I said to the boys 'you've wasted half an hour and given a team a two-goal start'."

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 25Kean
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 3MillsBooked at 90mins
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forPoleonat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Jones
  • 14MellisSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 56'minutes
  • 17WilkinsonSubstituted forMurphyat 16'minutes
  • 11Forte

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 9Poleon
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 13Coleman
  • 21Kusunga
  • 23Turner
  • 39Murphy

Swindon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Foderingham
  • 5StephensBooked at 90mins
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 7mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 7Gladwin
  • 8KasimSubstituted forSwiftat 65'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 19ThompsonBooked at 32mins
  • 4LuongoBooked at 60mins
  • 15Toffolo
  • 9SmithSubstituted forHyltonat 76'minutes
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forWilliamsat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Williams
  • 14Swift
  • 23Barthram
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
3,451

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away12
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Swindon Town 1.

  3. Booking

    Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

  6. Post update

    John Swift (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Booking

    Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jake Kean.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Toffolo (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Murphy (Oldham Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Carl Winchester.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Michael Smith.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City28187353233061
2Swindon29176655292657
3MK Dons29168560273356
4Preston29158644281653
5Oldham29111084140143
6Sheff Utd2712693631542
7Chesterfield2911994238442
8Bradford2811893733441
9Fleetwood30118113030041
10Walsall29101093231140
11Doncaster2810993333039
12Rochdale271151149381138
13Peterborough29115133637-138
14Notts County29108113135-438
15Gillingham30108124045-538
16Port Vale30106143745-836
17Barnsley29105143843-535
18Crewe29105142951-2235
19Scunthorpe2797113843-534
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester2977153550-1528
22Yeovil3077162342-1928
23Crawley3069152754-2727
24Leyton Orient2868143544-926
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