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Oldham Athletic 2-3 Scunthorpe United

Duane Holmes grabbed a late winner as Scunthorpe edged an end-to-end battle at Oldham.

The Iron substitute converted from close range in the 83rd minute, shortly after ex-Scunthorpe striker Craig Davies appeared to have rescued a point for the hosts in what was the first defeat of Oldham manager Richie Wellens' eight-match reign.

Tom Hopper netted in the fifth minute as Oldham goalkeeper Jack Ruddy could only push Lee Novak's shot into his path.

Five minutes later, the lead was doubled when Josh Morris was slipped in down the left side of the area to slot calmly across Ruddy.

Home skipper Peter Clarke reduced the arrears shortly before half-time with a close-range header, meeting Kean Bryan's nod-back.

Hopper had claims for a penalty turned down when he went over under a challenge from Ruddy inside the box.

Davies crashed home to make it 2-2 after a free-kick was not cleared with Aaron Amadi-Holloway sending a header towards the far post into his path.

But Holmes had the final say, converting a Morris cross from close range to make it back-to-back wins for the visitors.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Dummigan
  • 26ClarkeSubstituted forWilsonat 66'minutes
  • 40Bryan
  • 23HuntSubstituted forHollowayat 78'minutes
  • 6Gardner
  • 24FaneBooked at 31mins
  • 25OmraniSubstituted forMenigat 30'minutes
  • 29Byrne
  • 13Doyle
  • 9Davies

Substitutes

  • 4Wilson
  • 5Gerrard
  • 7Flynn
  • 10Holloway
  • 16Menig
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 28Green

Scunthorpe

  • 1GilksBooked at 61mins
  • 23McArdleBooked at 87mins
  • 5Wallace
  • 21Burgess
  • 2Clarke
  • 6Ojo
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forHolmesat 71'minutes
  • 12BishopSubstituted forCroftsat 86'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 14HopperSubstituted forChurchat 65'minutes
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 4Crofts
  • 9Madden
  • 10van Veen
  • 19Holmes
  • 30Church
  • 31Watson
  • 33Butroid
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
4,331

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Scunthorpe United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Scunthorpe United 3.

Attempt missed. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Simon Church (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andrew Crofts replaces Neal Bishop because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Scunthorpe United 3. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Holloway.

Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Aaron Holloway replaces Rob Hunt.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Josh Morris.

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

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Queensy Menig (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Duane Holmes replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Brian Wilson replaces Peter Clarke because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Simon Church replaces Tom Hopper.

Attempt blocked. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Booking

Matthew Gilks (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury16114124101437
2Wigan1611322992036
3Bradford169342518730
4Charlton159332316730
5Scunthorpe167541813526
6Rotherham168172922725
7Blackburn147341910924
8Peterborough157352521424
9Fleetwood157352523224
10Oxford Utd166552620623
11Southend166552026-623
12Blackpool156452019122
13Bristol Rovers167092529-421
14Portsmouth166281920-120
15Walsall164752124-319
16MK Dons165471724-719
17Doncaster165381820-218
18Oldham165382735-818
19Rochdale163851619-317
20Wimbledon16439917-815
21Northampton164391326-1315
22Gillingham163581220-814
23Bury1633101724-712
24Plymouth162591224-1211
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