League One
Oldham1Chesterfield0

Oldham Athletic 1-0 Chesterfield

Mike Jones and Anthony Gerrard
Mike Jones is congratulated by Anthony Gerrard after his third goal of the campaign

Mike Jones scored a crucial winner for Oldham against Chesterfield to improve their chances of avoiding relegation.

Midfielder Jones found the corner from 25 yards in the second half after receiving the ball from Matt Palmer.

Aaron Amadi-Holloway shot just wide earlier on, with Spireites keeper Tommy Lee doing well to foil Curtis Main.

Lee also tipped over Tommy Thiele's volley following the goal, while Chesterfield failed to muster a clear-cut chance despite late possession.

Oldham remain in the bottom four despite the three points, but behind Fleetwood on goal difference only, while the visitors are just two points above them in 18th place.

Oldham boss John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester:

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John Sheridan after Oldham's 1-0 win over Chestefield

"I thought we thoroughly deserved the three points.

"First half, I thought we were the better team, had one or two half chances. Their keeper has been involved a lot more than ours has.

"We kept going and pushing on, leading up to the goal. Obviously (we were) panicking in the last probably 10 minutes, they were throwing balls in the box and we're a bit edgy clearing things. It's a massive win for us.

"It's about the team, not the individuals, me or anyone, it's about us as a group. As a team, we were probably a seven out of 10, and that's what got us the result."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Coleman
  • 5Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Gerrard
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 4Dieng
  • 6Kelly
  • 21Main
  • 12Palmer
  • 11ForteSubstituted forThieleat 72'minutesSubstituted forCassidyat 90+1'minutes
  • 10HollowaySubstituted forJonesat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mills
  • 7Croft
  • 8Jones
  • 13Cornell
  • 14Cassidy
  • 15Winchester
  • 30Thiele

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 12O'Neil
  • 16Raglan
  • 23AndersonBooked at 29mins
  • 25Talbot
  • 13Campbell-RyceSubstituted forO'Sheaat 56'minutes
  • 5Liddle
  • 4Hird
  • 28AriyibiSubstituted forOrrellat 83'minutes
  • 9Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forSlewat 66'minutes
  • 11Novak

Substitutes

  • 2Herd
  • 10O'Shea
  • 15Humphreys
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Banks
  • 30Orrell
  • 32Slew
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
4,483

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Chesterfield 0.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jake Cassidy replaces Timmy Thiele because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Timmy Thiele (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Foul by Timmy Thiele (Oldham Athletic).

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Jordan Slew (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Chesterfield) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jake Orrell replaces Gboly Ariyibi.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic).

Jordan Slew (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

Attempt saved. Timmy Thiele (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Chesterfield 0. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Palmer.

Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Slew (Chesterfield).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Timmy Thiele replaces Jonathan Forte.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jordan Slew replaces Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Jones replaces Aaron Holloway because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 0, Chesterfield 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Chesterfield 0.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Drew Talbot.

Attempt saved. Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton392361050331775
2Wigan392014565353074
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham381991065442166
5Millwall391981260441665
6Bradford391810114538764
7Barnsley391951560481262
8Rochdale39169145550557
9Coventry3815111259431656
10Scunthorpe391511134943656
11Port Vale401511144547-256
12Sheff Utd381510135550555
13Southend381510135049155
14Peterborough38156176561451
15Swindon38148165663-750
16Bury391311154862-1450
17Shrewsbury381210164757-1046
18Chesterfield39127204860-1243
19Blackpool40119203750-1342
20Fleetwood381011174348-541
21Oldham38817133750-1341
22Doncaster39910203956-1737
23Colchester38710215087-3731
24Crewe39612214069-2930
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