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SwindonSwindon Town1OldhamOldham Athletic2

Swindon Town 1-2 Oldham Athletic

By Nabil HassanBBC Sport at The County Ground
Lee Power
Lee Power hopes to name a new Swindon manager within the next two weeks

Managerless Swindon Town dropped into the relegation zone as Danny Philliskirk's late goal sealed Oldham's first victory since 15 August.

Chairman Lee Power took charge of Swindon for the first time after Mark Cooper's sacking on Saturday.

Mike Jones gave the Latics a first-half lead with a curling 25-yard strike but Nicky Ajose lifted over David Cornell to level with five minutes left.

Two minutes later, Oldham's Philliskirk netted from a tight angle to win it.

The result saw Oldham move above Swindon in League One, with the victory their first under new boss David Dunn and also their first away from home this term.

Power watched the second half from the Swindon dugout, but along with coach Luke Williams, was powerless to prevent another defeat.

In fact had it not been for keeper Lawrence Vigouroux, defeat could have been heavier at the County Ground.

His double save in the first half from Carl Winchester and Michael Higdon was a particular highlight for Swindon, who only managed their first shot on target after 56 minutes.

Swindon chairman/interim manager Lee Power told BBC Sport: "I don't want to look at the table.

"You don't want to lose anywhere. People get upset, of course they do, it's their football team. They aren't used to seeing their team lose. I don't want them to get used to it either.

"Things really started afresh on Sunday, we have had one training session and as work goes in over the next couple of weeks we will be more fluid and start climbing the table.

"We've got four or five people we want to speak to and it won't be any longer than the Wigan game. That will be the last game and we will have someone in place."



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27Barry
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 65mins
  • 34El-Abd
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 7Traore
  • 26Rodgers
  • 15BrophySubstituted forBalmyat 62'minutes
  • 8Kasim
  • 17Gladwin
  • 10Ajose


  • 12Bangoura
  • 16Stewart
  • 19Balmy
  • 21Randall-Hurren
  • 25Belford
  • 28Iandolo
  • 32Ojamaa


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Cornell
  • 36Dummigan
  • 20WilsonSubstituted forDiengat 78'minutes
  • 5Wilson
  • 35LaffertyBooked at 82mins
  • 6Kelly
  • 32FultonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forYeatesat 90'minutes
  • 15WinchesterBooked at 14mins
  • 8Jones
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 34HigdonSubstituted forPoleonat 80'minutes


  • 1Coleman
  • 4Dieng
  • 7Croft
  • 9Poleon
  • 22Yeates
  • 24Eckersley
  • 30Fuller
Andy Davies

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamOldham
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mark Yeates replaces Jay Fulton.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Barry (Swindon Town).

  5. Post update

    Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 1, Oldham Athletic 2. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

  16. Booking

    Daniel Lafferty (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Michael Higdon.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Timothee Dieng replaces Brian Wilson because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay Fulton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jeremy Balmy (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.