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Oldham Athletic 3-0 Rochdale

Jonathan Forte
Jonathan Forte scored his first goal in 11 games

Oldham Athletic closed the gap on the League One play-off places to four points with victory over Rochdale.

Mike Jones' 35-yard shot hit the bar but Rhys Turner put Oldham ahead after Mat Sadler's shot was saved.

Rochdale, who were forced into three first half changes because of injury, went close through Peter Vincenti's shot and Ian Henderson's header.

Jonathan Forte put away his own rebound for 2-0 before Turner rounded Jamie Jones to wrap the game up.

The unlucky visitors, who would have moved into the top six with a victory, lost Vincenti after 20 minutes and both Jamie Allen and Stephen Dawson just before half-time.

Reuben Noble-Lazarus sent his shot just wide of the post, before Rochdale were reduced to 10 men for the last 15 minutes as Ashley Eastham was forced off with injury.

Mike Jones had a chance to make it four for the hosts but shot straight at his namesake Jamie Jones in the Rochdale goal, while substitute Dominic Poleon shot over from 25 yards.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City38258573324183
2Preston372110663323173
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd3817101155431261
6Peterborough38175164646056
7Barnsley38167155150155
8Rochdale371651663501353
9Doncaster381411134848053
10Fleetwood381410143943-452
11Oldham381410144956-752
12Chesterfield37149145449551
13Bradford361312114642451
14Gillingham381212145256-448
15Port Vale38146184753-648
16Walsall371113133641-546
17Coventry381013154354-1143
18Scunthorpe371110164860-1243
19Crawley381110174364-2143
20Notts County37119173750-1342
21Crewe38126203568-3342
22Leyton Orient37109184753-639
23Colchester38108204663-1738
24Yeovil3889212858-3033
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