Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Oldham Athletic 0.
Crawley moved out of the League One relegation places with a hard-fought home win over Oldham.
After Dean Morgan went close to giving the hosts the lead, Izale McLeod headed home Gavin Tomlin's cross, sealing his 20th goal of the season.
Richard Wood doubled the lead from close range after a deflected free-kick landed at his feet.
The Latics struggled to create chances with Rhys Turner and Mike Jones forcing saves from long-range efforts.
The win moves Crawley a point above the relegation places, while Oldham remain in the bottom half of the table and are now 10 points off the play-off spots.
Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:
"I think we should've won by more to be honest, we squandered a few chances.
But a great performance and more importantly it's a great three points and looking at it I think the results have gone our way.
"That's now four wins, a draw and a defeat in the last six games. the players are doing great.
"We had some desire our there today. You have got to get results when it matters and we got one today."
Oldham Athletic manager Dean Holden told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I think we've controlled the game, but they got the first goal, which we knew was a crucial goal to get"
"We had all the ball, we just didn't create enough around their box.
"There was some decent build-up play but then it just didn't quite happen for us, we just didn't have that killer instinct today which is where the game was won and lost."
- 2OyebanjoBooked at 43mins
- 21TomlinSubstituted forSmithat 81'minutes
- 10MorganSubstituted forEdwardsat 74'minutes
- 9McLeodSubstituted forPogbaat 84'minutes
- 3MillsSubstituted forMellisat 77'minutes
- 15WinchesterSubstituted forPoleonat 61'minutes
- 23TurnerSubstituted forBoveat 72'minutes
- 22SadlerBooked at 33mins
- Oliver Langford
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Oldham Athletic 0.
Attempt blocked. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Jacob Mellis (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town).
Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).
James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Mathias Pogba (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Mathias Pogba replaces Izale McLeod.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Joel Coleman.
Attempt saved. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Jimmy Smith replaces Gavin Tomlin.
Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).
James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic).
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jacob Mellis replaces Joseph Mills.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Joseph Mills.