League One
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Oldham Athletic 1-0 Blackpool

Matt Palmer
Matt Palmer scored his first goal since joining Oldham in January

Matt Palmer's strike saw Oldham swap places with fellow strugglers Blackpool - but both sides are still in the League One relegation zone.

The goal came in the 53rd minute when a swift move ended in Aaron Holloway playing in Palmer, who cut across goal and found the top corner.

Jonathan Forte came close to doubling Oldham's lead but his glancing header fell narrowly wide of the far post.

Oldham move to 21st, two points ahead of Blackpool with two games in hand.

Oldham manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We deserved to win the game. Our second half performance was strong. I knew it would be tough as they are in a similar position to ourselves

"We raised our game at the right time, got the goal and it's enough to win us the game.

"It's a massive three points and a good comeback after the weekend against Sheffield United. It's a great response from the players, so full credit to them."

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Coleman
  • 5Wilson
  • 16Gerrard
  • 4Dieng
  • 20Wilson
  • 8JonesBooked at 64mins
  • 6KellyBooked at 60mins
  • 12Palmer
  • 11ForteSubstituted forThieleat 79'minutes
  • 10HollowaySubstituted forWinchesterat 89'minutes
  • 21Main

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 3Mills
  • 7Croft
  • 13Cornell
  • 15Winchester
  • 29Tuohy
  • 30Thiele

Blackpool

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Doyle
  • 2White
  • 15AldredBooked at 62mins
  • 6Jones
  • 24Higham
  • 19Norris
  • 22SmithSubstituted forYeatesat 54'minutes
  • 4McAlisterSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 74'minutes
  • 8PottsBooked at 60mins
  • 29Ikpeazu
  • 17PhilliskirkSubstituted forPatersonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cullen
  • 10Redshaw
  • 16Boyce
  • 20Paterson
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 26Lyness
  • 28Yeates
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,715

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin Paterson (Blackpool) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by James Wilson.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces Aaron Holloway.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Martin Paterson replaces Danny Philliskirk.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Timmy Thiele replaces Jonathan Forte.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lloyd Jones (Blackpool).

  20. Post update

    Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36225946311571
2Wigan361714559342565
3Walsall361811755371865
4Gillingham361881063432062
5Millwall361781157431459
6Bradford361610104337658
7Coventry3615101158401855
8Barnsley36174155748955
9Port Vale371510124441355
10Southend36159124844454
11Sheff Utd361410125247552
12Rochdale36149134846251
13Scunthorpe36149134242051
14Swindon35147145553249
15Bury36139144558-1348
16Peterborough36136176059145
17Shrewsbury36128164454-1044
18Chesterfield36125194758-1141
19Fleetwood361010164346-340
20Doncaster36910173749-1237
21Oldham35716123447-1337
22Blackpool3798203348-1535
23Crewe36612183763-2630
24Colchester36610204584-3928
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