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Oldham Athletic 0-2 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers showed their promotion credentials with a hard-fought victory at Oldham.

The Pirates, who are now unbeaten in four games, sealed the points with goals from on-loan Chelsea duo Charlie Colkett and Jake Clarke-Salter.

Rovers full-back Lee Brown almost made the breakthrough when his skimming drive forced a low save from Oldham goalkeeper Connor Ripley.

The visitors deservedly went ahead on 25 minutes as Oldham only half-cleared a corner and, from 16 yards, Colkett smashed a powerful drive just inside the post.

Oldham were being outplayed in all areas, with their defence again pulled apart when Colkett wasted a first-half chance to double the lead.

It was a more even contest after the break, though Rovers goalkeeper Kelle Roos was not tested until the 65th minute when he beat away Lee Erwin's free-kick.

Roos also saved a 30-yard strike from Ryan Flynn as Oldham enjoyed their brightest spell.

But Rovers secured the win in the 87th minute when Clarke-Salter headed in from six yards.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 16Dummigan
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Burgess
  • 3Reckord
  • 10WinchesterSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 58'minutes
  • 28GreenSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 83'minutes
  • 24Fane
  • 7FlynnBooked at 57mins
  • 12LadapoSubstituted forOseiat 75'minutes
  • 19Erwin

Substitutes

  • 4Wilson
  • 8Banks
  • 9Mckay
  • 13Kettings
  • 18Osei
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 30Jahraldo-Martin

Bristol Rovers

  • 33Roos
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6HartleySubstituted forClarke-Salterat 64'minutes
  • 3Brown
  • 14Lines
  • 24Sinclair
  • 35ColkettSubstituted forMontañoat 73'minutes
  • 34BoatengSubstituted forMooreat 73'minutes
  • 30GaffneyBooked at 80mins
  • 10Taylor

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 17Easter
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Moore
  • 29James
  • 36Clarke-Salter
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,394

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Bristol Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Bristol Rovers 2.

Foul by Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Bristol Rovers 2. Jake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Lines with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ousmane Fane.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Paul Green.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Darius Osei replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Attempt saved. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Charlie Colkett.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Hiram Boateng.

Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Foul by Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic).

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Attempt saved. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Clarke-Salter replaces Peter Hartley because of an injury.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt blocked. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1594232151731
2Bradford156811912726
3Sheff Utd147432417725
4Bolton147431510525
5Bristol Rovers146532320323
6Wimbledon156542118323
7Port Vale156451921-222
8Northampton155642421321
9Rochdale156361818021
10Peterborough155552418620
11Bury146262220220
12Walsall145541920-120
13Fleetwood145452018219
14Oxford Utd155461718-119
15Southend155461724-719
16Millwall145362326-318
17Charlton143831714317
18Gillingham154562127-617
19MK Dons154471923-416
20Swindon154471519-416
21Coventry143651216-415
22Oldham15366917-815
23Chesterfield143381621-512
24Shrewsbury152491528-1310
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