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Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Oldham Athletic

Carl Winchester
Oldham defender Carl Winchester had not scored for the Latics since 3 April

Oldham Athletic defender Carl Winchester's first-half goal helped his side to a vital three points at fellow League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town.

Oldham, who had last won in the league back on 14 November, went close early on when Matty Palmer fired over.

But, on 23 minutes, Winchester then fired low past Jayson Leutwiler from 20 yards for his first goal of the season.

Shrewsbury's chances were at a premium, James Wallace being denied by Joel Coleman before Ian Black drilled wide.

Oldham had Anthony Gerrard playing at the back after re-signing for the club as a free agent earlier in the day.

The former Walsall, Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town and Shrewsbury centre-half, who had a loan spell with the Latics at the end of last season, has re-signed on a deal until the end of the current campaign.

It meant an instant return to the Meadow for Gerrard, six days after ending his non-contract arrangement with Shrewsbury, where he had been playing for free in an attempt to kick-start his career.

Oldham's first win since the return of manager John Sheridan lifts them a place to 22nd, within seven points of 20th-placed Shrewsbury.

Micky Mellon's men, who won on Saturday at leaders Burton Albion, have not won at home in the league now in three months, having picked up just two points out of a possible 18 at the Greenhous Meadow.

Shrewsbury Town boss Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

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Mellon on Shrewsbury v Oldham

"I cannot argue with the stats but it shouldn't be a negative playing at home. It is just about working hard and working smartly. We were not smart tonight and that cost us.

"Maybe a few of the lads are fatigued, I don't know, but I am as baffled as anyone else. It is difficult to explain why we played as we did.

"Oldham outran us all over the pitch. We didn't keep the ball well enough. It is hard to know why after Saturday this happens. I cannot explain it."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 15Grimmer
  • 4Whitbread
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 12Brown
  • 29ColeSubstituted forWhalleyat 45'minutes
  • 6BlackBooked at 83mins
  • 8WellensSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 57'minutes
  • 38Wallace
  • 7VassellSubstituted forVernonat 70'minutes
  • 19Mangan

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 10Whalley
  • 16Vernon
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 31Smith

Oldham

  • 1Coleman
  • 5Wilson
  • 4DiengBooked at 7mins
  • 16Gerrard
  • 35Lafferty
  • 12PalmerBooked at 86mins
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forCroftat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Jones
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forMurphyat 64'minutes
  • 11ForteSubstituted forCassidyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mills
  • 7Croft
  • 13Cornell
  • 14Cassidy
  • 19Murphy
  • 23Vassell
  • 27Edmundson
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,057

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home4
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Lee Croft (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Lee Croft (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by James Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jake Cassidy replaces Jonathan Forte.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by James Wilson.

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Matthew Palmer (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town).

Lee Croft (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Croft replaces Carl Winchester.

Booking

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rhys Murphy (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Foul by Zak Whitbread (Shrewsbury Town).

Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Scott Vernon replaces Kyle Vassell.

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton27183636211557
2Gillingham28166655352054
3Walsall27158445261953
4Wigan281310545291649
5Coventry28139647301748
6Millwall27134104337643
7Sheff Utd2811984539642
8Peterborough281251153411241
9Southend2711883634241
10Port Vale28117103332140
11Bradford2610882628-238
12Bury27107103640-437
13Barnsley27113134442236
14Doncaster2899103437-336
15Swindon27105124245-335
16Scunthorpe27105123136-535
17Rochdale2697103536-134
18Blackpool2886142735-830
19Chesterfield2893163848-1030
20Shrewsbury2885153347-1429
21Fleetwood2677123335-228
22Oldham27412112740-1324
23Crewe2757152749-2222
24Colchester2857163665-2922
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