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Oldham Athletic 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Phil Parkinson
Phil Parkinson's Bolton are four points clear of third-placed Fleetwood despite Saturday's defeat

Sheffield United were crowned League One champions as 10-man Oldham beat second-placed Bolton thanks to Lee Erwin's second-half goal.

Wanderers' own promotion bid is faltering after back-to-back losses, though they still hold a four-point lead over third-placed Fleetwood.

The home side created the first chance as Erwin beat two defenders before pulling his shot a yard off target.

Darren Pratley twice fired over for Bolton in a dour opening half which was dominated by well-drilled defences.

Oldham almost scored when visiting goalkeeper Mark Howard palmed out Peter Clarke's shot before also saving from Paul Green, but they went down to 10 men in the 64th minute as striker Michael Ngoo picked up his second yellow card for a foul on Dean Moxey.

Despite his dismissal, the Latics broke through after 76 minutes when Howard parried a low cross against team-mate Jay Spearing and Erwin helped the ball over the line for his 10th goal of the season.

Bolton were denied when Dorian Dervite's effort was cleared off the line by Ryan McLaughlin, while Adam Le Fondre and Chris Long both hit the crossbar in a frantic finish.

Oldham's win saw them move six points above the relegation zone.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ripley
  • 4Wilson
  • 26Clarke
  • 20Stott
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 28Green
  • 24Fane
  • 8Banks
  • 30Obadeyi
  • 14NgooBooked at 64mins
  • 19Erwin

Substitutes

  • 2Law
  • 6O'Neill
  • 7Flynn
  • 11Croft
  • 13Kettings
  • 15Edmundson
  • 17Mantack

Bolton

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 33Howard
  • 5Beevers
  • 31Wheater
  • 4DerviteBooked at 50mins
  • 22Morais
  • 21PratleySubstituted forClaytonat 70'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 15DerikSubstituted forLongat 86'minutes
  • 3MoxeySubstituted forHenryat 79'minutes
  • 6Vela
  • 45Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 10Karacan
  • 12Long
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 25Wabara
  • 35Wilkinson
  • 39Turner
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
8,788

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  6. Post update

    Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Long replaces Derik.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jamie Stott.

  16. Post update

    Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jamie Stott.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Dean Moxey.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 15th April 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd432710683453891
2Bolton4323101063362779
3Fleetwood4321121060411975
4Bradford431918658391975
5Scunthorpe4321101272512173
6Millwall4319131162501270
7Southend4319121268501869
8Rochdale431810156760764
9Bristol Rovers431712146262063
10Oxford Utd43179175852660
11Peterborough431610175857158
12MK Dons431413165453155
13Wimbledon431316145252055
14Walsall421316134952-355
15Charlton431118145252051
16Northampton43149205969-1051
17Oldham431215163042-1251
18Gillingham431213185773-1649
19Shrewsbury431211204460-1647
20Bury431210215872-1446
21Port Vale421112194466-2245
22Swindon431111214360-1744
23Chesterfield43910243970-3137
24Coventry43812233563-2836
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