League One
Oldham1Blackpool0

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:

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Sheridan

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Blackpool 0.

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

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by James Wilson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces Aaron Holloway.

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

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

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

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

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

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

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

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Martin Paterson replaces Danny Philliskirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Timmy Thiele replaces Jonathan Forte.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Foul by Lloyd Jones (Blackpool).

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

Attempt saved. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Hayden White.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Jim McAlister.

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

Foul by David Norris (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

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

Booking

Brad Potts (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brad Potts (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tom Aldred (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic).

Jim McAlister (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

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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