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Oldham Athletic 1-2 Shrewsbury Town

League One leaders Shrewsbury kept up their blistering start to the season with a hard-fought win at Oldham.

Jon Nolan's second-half goal handed the Shrews a fourth straight victory, while Oldham ended the game with 10 men after Eoin Doyle's injury time red card.

Shrewsbury went in front as home goalkeeper Jack Ruddy failed to hold Joe Riley's low cross and the loose ball was forced in by Stefan Payne.

Payne was injured in the process of scoring and Oldham almost snatched an equaliser when Doyle fired wide from a tight angle.

The home side did level after 33 minutes, with Craig Davies powering in a six-yard header from Gevaro Nepomuceno's left-wing cross.

But Doyle wasted a golden chance as he rounded visiting stopper Dean Henderson, only to shoot against the post instead of finding the empty net.

Shrewsbury regained the lead when Alex Rodman set up Nolan for a cool 10-yard strike inside the far corner.

The Latics went close to scoring through Davies and Jack Byrne, but Doyle's second yellow card ended their hopes.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1Ruddy
  • 15EdmundsonSubstituted forMenigat 77'minutes
  • 26Clarke
  • 5GerrardBooked at 90mins
  • 6GardnerBooked at 74minsSubstituted forFaneat 75'minutes
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 29Byrne
  • 40BryanSubstituted forObadeyiat 85'minutes
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 9Davies
  • 13DoyleBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Dummigan
  • 4Wilson
  • 10Holloway
  • 16Menig
  • 19Placide
  • 24Fane
  • 30Obadeyi

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 2Riley
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12Brown
  • 4Godfrey
  • 7Whalley
  • 8Ogogo
  • 20NolanBooked at 90mins
  • 23RodmanBooked at 80minsSubstituted forAdamsat 90+3'minutes
  • 45PayneSubstituted forMorrisat 21'minutesBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 6Beckles
  • 9Morris
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
4,150

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

  4. Booking

    Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ebou Adams replaces Alex Rodman.

  8. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

  16. Booking

    Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Tope Obadeyi replaces Kean Bryan.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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